MingsBings, a plant-based frozen food brand founded by Iron Chef Ming Tsai, has partnered with Dot Foods Inc, the largest foodservice redistributor in the United States. This partnership expands MingsBings’ foodservice reach nationally, giving foodservice buyers easy and quick access to MingsBings’ full line of ready-to-heat handheld entreé and breakfast pockets without minimum order sizes.
As demand increases for plant-based and gluten-free menu offerings, foodservice buyers are looking for new products to introduce to their customers. Aramark recently committed to increasing their animal-free meal choices to 44 percent of all offerings across more than 250 educational institutions and Dot Foods said that plant-based sales have grown 38 percent year over year, driven by SKU proliferation, innovation, product quality and increased interest and adoption from flexitarians.
MingsBings’ handheld pocket format, ease of cooking and hot holding capability, chef notoriety and inclusivity for all diets and preferences are the elements that have propelled the business forward. The brand is already offered on menus at various venues around the US, including Fenway Park, Tropicana Field, TD Garden, Barclays Center, Hard Rock Stadium and many colleges, universities and K-12 schools.
“After a year of significant growth in our foodservice business, we’re thrilled to be partnering with Dot Foods to expand our reach and accessibility exponentially. This partnership enables us to fulfill demand, gives us the ability to service distributors and operators nationally and allows us to service our customers without the concern of order minimums. We are very excited to work with Dot and our customer partners as we continue to expand our foodservice presence,” said Robert Prunier, MingsBings’ Director of Foodservice Sales.
The core lineup of MingsBings flavors, which are all plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free and food allergen friendly, now available at Dot Foods includes: Plant-Based Cheeseburger, Plant-Based Sausage & Peppers, Buffalo Cauliflower, Fiesta Taco, Plant-Based Sausage, Egg and Cheese, Plant-Based Egg & Cheese, Plant-Based Chorizo, Egg & Cheese and Veggie, Egg & Cheese.
MingsBings Inc is a plant-based food company offering a line of chef-created pockets and sauces. Launched first as a direct-to-consumer brand in 2020, the brand has quickly gained traction in retail and food service now on shelves at more than 3,500 grocery stores throughout the United States, including Sprouts, Publix, Market Basket, Wegmans, select Targets and Whole Foods and at iconic venues like Fenway Park and Hard Rock Stadium.
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