Only Egg sells the vegan equivalent of 100 million eggs in 3 years
Food technology company based in California Just eat recently reached a milestone in sales of 100 million vegan eggs since JUST Egg was launched in 2018. The statistic is based on the hen’s egg equivalence of Eat Just’s vegan scrambled eggs based on mung beans. The stat has doubled since August 2020 when the company announced it had sold the equivalent of 50 million vegan eggs.
JUST Egg was first launched as a 12-ounce cast format for scrambled eggs, omelets, quiches, stir-fries, and baking. In April 2020, the company unveiled a pre-baked, folded format of JUST Egg, which the company said quickly became the number one frozen breakfast item sold in one of the top five US supermarkets.
Vegan egg ONLY for everyone
Eat Just products can already be found in more than 20,000 retail stores and 1,000 food service locations. China-based fast food chain Dicos added JUST Egg to its menu earlier this year. This was the first time a large fast-food restaurant had replaced chicken eggs with mung bean-based products. Eat Just has also partnered with Cuisine Solutions, the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of sous vide food, to create JUST Egg Sous Vide products. This month, Eat Just teamed up with coffee chain Peet’s Coffee to launch a new JUST egg sandwich made entirely from plant-based ingredients nationwide.
Canada is the youngest country in JUST Egg’s expansion, with news that its folded product will be stocked in more than 1,000 grocery stores and generally available to restaurants and other food service operators by April. Canadian vegan fast-casual chain next week Copper branch brings pumpernickel bagel sandwiches with JUST Egg to the market at all of its more than 40 locations. The lineup will be the Tempeh Bacon & JUST Egg; Field Roast Vegetable Breakfast Patty & ONLY Egg; and the ultimate bagel sandwich with JUST Egg, vegetable-based breakfast patties, a hash brown and vegan cheese.
Building a better food system
Last year, Eat Just celebrated another major milestone by obtaining the world’s first regulatory approval in Singapore for cell-based meat made with a small number of cells without the need to slaughter an animal. It also made history when GOOD Meat-branded cultured chicken was first served to diners at a fine Singapore restaurant in December.
To keep the momentum going, Eat Just raised $ 200 million in a new round of funding led by the Qatar Investment Authority. It will help build capacity for Eat Just’s products, accelerate research and development programs and expand its brands in international markets. Since its inception in 2011, Eat Just has raised more than $ 650 million.
“We are excited to work with our investors to build a healthier, safer, and more sustainable food system,” said Josh Tetrick, Co-Founder and CEO of Eat Just.