Daring Foods, a leading Plant Chicken brand with a clean label, short ingredient list, and perfectly chicken-like flavor and texture announced their arrival in Bluestone Lane, the Australian-inspired coffee roaster, cafe lifestyle brand as the company’s first plant-based chicken offering. Daring is a uniquely textured and tasty vegan and gluten-free 1:1 substitute for chicken, made through a clean and simple flavor infusion process, with almost 50% less ingredients than market competitors. It’s a perfect fit for Bluestone Lane as the cafe brand continues to modernize US coffee culture with an emphasis on premium quality coffee, fresh healthy food and a hyperfocus on creating an optimal customer experience for “locals.”
“We are thrilled to begin a partnership with such a well respected restaurant like Bluestone Lane and are honored to be their first plant-based protein offering,” said Daring’s Founder and CEO Ross Mackay. “We are confident that through this expansion we can show customers just how tasty plant-based swaps can be, and in turn those small changes can make a massive impact.”
Starting today, Bluestone Lane customers will be able to add or swap Daring Plant Chicken to any menu item including their signature salads, bowls, or sandwiches at 25 Bluestone Lane Cafe locations across the U.S. For example, Bluestone Lane’s popular Warm Chicken and Grains bowl can now be made with Daring Plant Chicken. Later this year, Bluestone Lane will also unveil a chef-collaborated menu item featuring Daring Plant Chicken at all Cafe locations.
Bluestone Lane will serve Daring Plant Chicken cooked via a sous-vide process made possible by their partnership with Cuisine Solutions Inc., the global leader and largest premium food company pioneering and perfecting this method. The sous-vide format allows for less preparation time, hot and cold applications, guaranteed product consistency, labor savings, and increased food safety by eliminating the chance of contamination or foodborne illnesses.
“Many of our locals follow a plant-based lifestyle, and we have been looking for the right partner for a plant-based chicken offering,” says Nick Stone, Founder and CEO of Bluestone Lane. “Daring’s chicken substitute is the perfect fit, thanks to its clean, simple ingredient profile and process, as well as its delicious flavor and texture that complements many of our most popular menu items. We are excited to expand our plant-based protein selections to continue to delight our locals. ”
As a brand that prides itself in products that are better for people, animals, and the planet, Daring’s mission aligns perfectly with Bluestone Lane which also prioritizes environmentally friendly and health forward offerings. Currently, the progressive cafe provides full table service for all-day breakfast, brunch, lunch, and early evening appetizers in beautifully designed spaces.