NRN editors discuss Taco Bell’s newest menu item, the acquisition of Tokyo Joe’s

Plus, hear a CREATE conversation between 3 industry CEOs


This week on Extra Serving, an award-winning podcast by Nation’s Restaurant News, NRN editors Holly Petre and Sam Oches discussed the acquisition of Tokyo Joe’s by Salad Collective.

Salad Collective, which owns Mad Greens and Snappy Salads, acquired the 27-unit Japanese concept on Monday. The Tokyo Joe’s acquisition brings Salad Collective’s holdings to 65 company-owned restaurants in Arizona, Colorado and Texas. The two editors discussed what this acquisition means for the brands as well as the industry at large.

Also, the two discussed the newest menu item at Taco Bell made with a brand-new product, Beyond Steak. Oches and Petre discussed what this means for the plant-based movement and Taco Bell’s standing as a vegetarian-forward restaurant.

Plus, hear from Bryan Tublin, CEO of Kitava, Hanson Li, CEO of Lazy Susan, and Elliot Schiffer, CEO of Mici Handcrafted on what it’s like to be in the restaurant industry during one of our CREATE conversations that occurred during CREATE: The Future of Foodservice last week in Denver.

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