Kevin Hart is one step closer to fulfilling his plant-based dreams. He is readying his first location of Hart House to officially open its doors in the city of Los Angeles, CA, by the end of the month. As previously reported by AfroTech, the restaurant is an entirely plant-based concept that will feature menu items that include burg’rs, chick’n sandwiches, salads, tenders, fries, tots, and milkshakes. All items are made without the normal antibiotics, artificial colors, hormones, preservatives, and high-fructose corn syrup found at traditional fast-food restaurants. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kevin Hart (@kevinhart4real)
Aug 17, 2022
Kevin Hart is behind an ingenious idea that can be a game-changer in the restaurant industry. On June 16, the entertainer announced on Instagram that he will be opening a plant-based fast-food restaurant.
Jun 17, 2022
You can now get this Black-owned ice cream brand delivered straight to your door! According to Thrillist, Cajou Creamery is a plant-based ice cream brand that was created by Chef Dwight Campbell and his wife Nicole Foster who is a public health attorney. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, it’s now the nation’s fastest-growing Black-owned dairy-free ice cream brand which includes exotic flavors like baklava, Mexican cacao, and sweet potato pie. “People hear vegan or plant-based and think ick like they are dirty words,” said Nicole in an interview. “Or a common story we hear is, ‘I haven’t had ice cream in 20 years,’ and we are able to give them that experience. We hope people can connect to whole foods again and feel the joy that we put into making the product.” The couple began experimenting on dairy-free ice cream after their two children weren’t able to indulge in their love for ice cream because they are lactose-intolerant. Since 2018, their hobby at home became a successful business...
Jun 11, 2021
Faux meat is in and Drake wants parts! As the faux meat industry continues to boom, Daring Foods Inc., has managed to raise $40 million from investors just a little over a year after its plant-based chicken debuted last year, reports Bloomberg Green. The series B funding round was led by D1 Capital Partners along with existing investors such as Palm Tree Crew and Maveron. Amongst the investors includes Drake, who has mentioned that he’s a vegetarian adding him to the list of growing celebs that are backing faux meat like fellow rapper Jay-Z and tennis superstar Serena Williams. Daring plans to use the new funds to triple its retail distribution, which already includes products on shelves in stores like Kroger and Costco, to more than 4,500 U.S. stores this year. View this post on Instagram A post shared by daring foods (@daringfoods) “The first wave of plant-based was really focused on taste and texture, but then you had the sacrifice of other elements, like health,” said Ross...
May 19, 2021
After pitching their plant-based burger brand on season 12 of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” the founders of Everything Legendary lived up to their name. According to Black Enterprise, within 24 hours of the episode’s release, the brand landed a deal with Mark Cuban and sold $250,000 worth of burgers online. “This is a vegan, flavorful movement that we’re starting right now. And we’re revolutionizing the entire industry,” said Duane “Myko” Cheers, co-founder of Everything Legendary, in an interview with Live Kindly. “I believe that our product is better. You guys heard it on Shark Tank. All five sharks shared that this is the best plant-based burger they’ve ever had.” On the episode — which aired on Feb. 26 — Cheers along with Danita Claytor and Jumoke Jackson pitched their plant-based business to sharks Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Grenier, and Mark Cuban. From there, the founders offered the Sharks a $300,000 investment opportunity in exchange for 10 percent of the...
Apr 19, 2021