A Scottish company making vegan meat alternatives has signed a major distribution deal with Lomond Foods - meaning its products will be available at 300 locations by March.
Daring Foods, founded by Ross Mackay and Eliott Kessas, makes products which are vegan and palm oil-free, including the Moo-Free Burger and Cluck-Free Fried burger.
Mackay and Kessas want to expand their reach via the food service industry to be available at 1,000 locations by the end of 2019. In addition, they claim Daring Food is close to securing a deal with a major supermarket.
"I'm naturally excited to announce our partnership with Lomond Foods, which represents the first step in Daring Foods becoming one of the UK's fastest-growing food firms and a major force in the plant-based food market," Mackay said.
"As society makes the inevitable shift to a more plant-based diet, we are now well-placed to create and deliver options by creating delicious, nutritious and sustainable foods directly from plants. The market is there for the taking - in terms of taste, none of the current alternatives come close to meat."
"Caterers across all sectors are being asked for products that fit vegan, religious or health constraints," Lomond Fine Foods Managing director Sam Henderson added. "In partnership with Daring Foods, Lomond Foods is confident sales will rise dramatically throughout 2019 and beyond."