Modern Meat Develops Plant-Based Quick Serve Pizzas With Carbone Restaurant Group

Modern Meat has announced it will be co-developing plant-based pizzas with Canadian owned and operated Carbone Restaurant Group (CRG). 

A subsidiary of the award-winning plant-based food company Modern Plant Based Foods Inc., Modern Meat currently supplies plant-based meat products to the franchise and is working to expand the menus plant-based offerings and increase its supply volumes to the chain. 

CRG developed FAST FIRED by Carbone, a pizza chain known for its fresh, authentic, sustainable tailored-made pizzas.  FAST FIRED by Carbone is actively franchising restaurants across Canada with plans to open up to 100 new franchises over the next several years with locations already secured in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. 

FAST FIRED by Carbone currently offers Modern Meat Crumble on their “Modern Fiesta” plant-based pizza in-store and throughout various delivery apps including Skip the Dishes, DoorDash and Uber Eats. 

The announcement in December 2022 stated that, the two companies are working towards launching new plant-based menu items across the various provinces and delivery platforms to capitalize on the plant-based demand to better-for-you fast-food items. 

Another one of CRG’s ventures, Plantza Pizza showcases Modern Meat as a valued supplier on their website and the Modern Meat Crab & Artichoke plant-based pizza showcased with a house vegan white sauce, vegan-style mozzarella, Modern Meat Crab Cake, artichoke hearts, red onion, garlic oil and black pepper. 

CEO of Carbone Restaurant Group” Benjamin Nasberg, said, CRG has assembled multiple plant-based celebrity partnerships that will develop into new ghost kitchen brands, showcasing the modern portfolio of products in a whole new way,” adding that, “We see great value in a partnership with Modern Foods and their plant-based items as they have a direct synergy with our company.” 

In addition to quick service restaurants, CRG is investing in automated technology, and is a leader in ghost kitchen brands. Ghost kitchens are virtual app driven takeout and delivery restaurants with no front of house, they can be set up almost anywhere, even in shipping containers.