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Meati Foods mushroom-root cuts to be distributed by Dot Foods USA-wide

July 17, 2023

Meati Foods, a producer of delicious, animal-free meat made from mushroom root, has announced its partnership with Dot Foods, North America’s largest food industry redistributor, to distribute the Eat Meati line of products to Dot Foods’ network of 5,200 distributors across all 50 US states. This partnership is a significant step toward Meati’s goal of a national omnichannel footprint by the end of 2023.

All four of the Eat Meati products are available in food-service-level quantities in addition to retail-level. The Meati Classic Cutlet and Crispy Cutlet are available in cases of 42 cutlets each. Meanwhile, the Carne Asada and Classic Steak products are available in cases of 36 cutlets or filets, respectively.

“Consumers want animal-free protein options that deliver great taste and superior nutrition," said Scott Tassani, President & COO of Meati Foods. "Meati’s partnership with Dot Foods combined with Dot’s innovative redistribution model makes it easier for distributors around the country to provide restaurants, cafeterias, caterers, foodservice operators—and ultimately diners—an easy way to try a new animal-free food. We look forward to seeing how chefs and cooks incorporate Meati into their menus and what signature dishes they can create.”

For diners who find themselves wanting to bring Meati home with them, Eat Meati products are available in Sprouts, Fresh Thyme and Meijer Grocery stores, as well as restaurants like PLNT Burger, Birdcall and Causwells. Meati is also continuing to expand its partnership with retailers and foodservice to provide consumers with more ways to try its products. Each whole-cut Meati product is made primarily from mushroom root (Meati mycelium), offering complete protein, fiber, B vitamins and other important nutrients in one delicious serving.

“Since 1960, Dot Foods has prided itself on making high-quality and innovative products more accessible to people, and Meati Foods meets both of those standards — with the added benefit of directly hitting on consumers’ desires for better-for-you foods,” said Rodd Willis, Director of Natural and Specialty at Dot Foods. “We’re excited to become Meati’s first foodservice distribution partner and are looking forward to hearing how Meati’s received by diners across all 50 states.”

With its focus on delicious, nutritious and sustainably-made products, Meati has cultivated a roster of significant supporters. Most recently, the company announced MLB Hall of Fame member Derek Jeter as an investor and advisor. Other partners and supporters include cook, philanthropist and television personality Rachael Ray; David Chang, chef and founder of Momofuku and Majordomo Media; Nicolas Jammet and Jonathan Neman, the co-founders of restaurant chain sweetgreen; and former White House senior policy advisor for nutrition Sam Kass.

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