Canada’s version of Chipotle now serves vegan cheese in 140 locations
This month, Mucho Burrito – a Canadian fast food chain with a customizable menu similar to Chipotle – added vegan cheese to its menu in more than 140 locations across Canada. The new vegan cheese from the Canadian vegan brand Nabati Foods can be ordered instead of milk cheese for a limited time. “Nabati Foods is pleased to further expand our dynamism in the food service industry through the partnership with another large Canadian company. Mucho Burrito shares Nabati’s commitment to sustainable and flexible menu options and we are excited to work together to meet growing consumer demand for plant-based foods, ”said Ahmad Yehya, CEO of Nabati. “Nabati Cheeze is a versatile product that can be incorporated into a wide variety of diets and many different types of recipes. We created our cheese product because we believe that plant-based food doesn’t have to mean sacrificing taste and a great experience. “
In addition to Nabati cheese, the chain also offers Beyond Meat’s vegan beef crumble as a protein option with every meal, along with other toppings like charred corn, fajita vegetables, pickled red onions, and a variety of salsas.
Vegan at Chipotle
While Chipotle hasn’t followed in Mucho Burritto’s footsteps to add dairy-free cheese, the chain offers vegan options. In 2013, Chipotle introduced Sofritas – a seasoned and braised tofu – which can be ordered in place of meat in many meal combinations. After selling £ 7.5 million of the vegan tofu option in 2018, Chipotle introduced the Vegan Bowl with Sofritas as a permanent menu item in 2019 – an extension of its Lifestyle Bowls line, which is a selection of pre-configured menu items that appeal to customers who follow diets like Paleo, Keto, and Whole30. Earlier this year, Chipotle also added vegan cauliflower rice to its menu if you’re looking for a keto-friendly option.
In March, Chipotle ventured out of the food industry and partnered with the beauty brand e.l.f. Cosmetics to launch a fully vegan makeup set inspired by the fast food chain’s customizable menu and an eyeshadow palette with colors like white rice, pinto beans, sofritas and guacamole, and red , salsa-colored lip gloss and avocado-shaped beauty contains blenders.