Gathered Foods, makers of Good Catch plant-based seafood, announced its most recent foodservice partnership with Bareburger, the organic and clean-comfort food restaurant. Starting February 26 through Wednesday, March 10, Bareburger will add two new fish-free burgers to the menu featuring Good Catch's Plant-Based Classic Fish Burger for a limited time offering: The Gulf (a vegan option stacked high with fresh veggies and signature spinach-based green goddess dressing) and The Bay (bursting with a spicy kick from jalapenos and chipotle buttermilk ranch). Good Catch's Plant-Based Classic Fish Burger will also be available as a protein option on the "Be My Burger" section of the menu, so consumers can customize their own burger. These limited time menu items will be available at two locations in New York City: Bareburger Astoria (33-21 31st Ave, Queens) and Upper West Side (795 Columbus Ave, Manhattan), with more locations coming later in the Spring.
This partnership with Bareburger is Good Catch's first foodservice partnership for its Plant-Based Classic Fish Burger, which is part of its existing frozen line of appetizers and entrees. Offering a light whitefish texture and flavor, the Plant-Based Classic Fish Burger is simply seasoned with green onion, celery, sea salt and pepper. It gives conscious consumers the option to enjoy a classic and indulgent fish burger without the adverse environmental impact. Good Catch's plant-based seafood products are high in protein and free of dairy, GMOs, mercury, and toxins. Founding chefs Derek and Chad Sarno created the company's proprietary six-legume blend (peas, chickpeas, lentils, soy, fava beans and navy beans), achieving a texture that mimics the flakiness of seafood.
"We are so excited to partner with Bareburger to offer our delicious Plant-Based Classic Fish Burger, a comfort favorite, with a taste of the ocean made from plants," says Chad Sarno, co-founder & chief culinary officer of Good Catch. "At Good Catch, we pride ourselves on working with like-minded partners that are focused on bringing plant-based and sustainably-sourced ingredients and offerings to consumers. Bareburger is a natural fit for us as we continue to grow our foodservice footprint."
Since its founding in 2009, Bareburger has worked with a network of sustainable farmers and partners to bring local, ethically-sourced, organic and sustainable menu items made from clean ingredients to its restaurants. Bareburger's menu features clean, feel-good comfort food items such as burgers, salads, sandwiches, and so much more. The restaurant's sustainability efforts go far beyond their food, as each restaurant is crafted with reclaimed and recycled materials. Bareburger closely aligns with Good Catch's mission of being environmentally conscious and providing great-tasting food to brand loyalists to meet rising consumer demand.
"At Bareburger we've always strived to be at the forefront of culinary innovation," says Bareburger Culinary Director, Jonathan Lemon. "Now with Good Catch we can showcase that innovation to all of our guests who are looking for something different. Not only will you be able to try our two new signature burgers, but you can create your own flavorful combination by using our patented "BeMyBurger" option as well. With Earth Day around the corner, we couldn't think of a better time to roll out this great special!"
Good Catch has been steadily growing its foodservice footprint throughout the last year. In October 2020, the brand announced its partnership with 100% plant-based restaurant Veggie Grill for an exclusive tuna melt. Last month, Good Catch announced its partnership with Whole Foods Market for its plant-based deli-style tuna salad in the prepared foods section across 10 states. Additionally, in its home state of Texas, Good Catch launched in TellUs Joe, a local Austin plant-based restaurant. The plant-based deli-style tuna salad is available on the menu in a Tuna Sandwich. Good Catch has plans to continue its aggressive foodservice expansion throughout 2021.
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