Starting today, vegan chain Veggie Grill will serve a new tuna melt sandwich at its 37 locations nationwide. The new sandwich features plant-based tuna made by Good Catch Foods, a brand developed by chef brothers Chad and Derek Sarno with the mission of saving the world’s oceans from overfishing and eliminating animal cruelty in the seafood industry. Good Catch makes its tuna—which debuted in the retail sector last year—from a proprietary blend of six legumes.
“At Good Catch, quality and innovation are a crucial part of our culinary journey. We’ve been working for years to bring our high quality, great tasting tuna product to the foodservice industry so that consumers nationwide can reimagine how to enjoy their favorite tuna dishes,” Chad Sarno said. “We are excited to partner with Veggie Grill to offer this delicious plant-based Tuna Melt featuring our plant-based tuna product, and we look forward to an exciting few months ahead as we continue to expand our restaurant footprint.”
The Veggie Grill partnership is the first time Good Catch has been featured on a restaurant menu. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Good Catch and bring yet another delicious and innovative plant-based item to our menu,” Kajsa Alger, Vice President of Food and Beverage at Veggie Grill, said. “Tuna melts are a comfort food favorite for many people and this fish-free offering is a way for us to satisfy that craving, while staying true to our mission of inspiring the world to make a meaningful impact through the food we eat.”
In August, the vegan chain also added a corned beef sandwich to its menu nationwide made with vegan corned beef from Mrs. Goldfarb’s Unreal Deli, special sauce, Cleveland Kitchen whiskey dill sauerkraut, and vegan provolone cheese, served on griddled rye bread.