Amy’s Kitchen has become one of the most renowned restaurants in the United States, offering plant-based dishes. It was founded in 1987 after Andy and Rachel Berliner could not find tasty food to order.
They started it with a homemade vegetarian potpie and added more dishes as they expanded. Operating in over 28 countries, the restaurant now offers Kosher DE, Kosher D, lactose-free, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, corn-free, tree nut-free, and light-in-sodium meals.
Besides getting these foods in the restaurant, they offer over 135 organic packed and frozen meals. Their growing success drove them to conduct a survey to determine why people gravitated toward vegan meals. They interviewed 2,000 Americans of different ages and genders and some with children.
The results showed that most people are just curious about vegan meals or love the taste of the food. Others preferred vegan meals to protect the environment, promote their health, or because a family member has lifestyle or dietary restrictions.
In addition to being dedicated to offering sweet and healthy dishes, they also heavily invest in sustainability and environmental conservation. They have a 2030 PRE 100 initiative, which they intend to run 100% of their operations on green energy. Participating in the 2022 Walmart Gigaton Power Purchase Agreement helped them reach 30% of that goal. This is an initiative to produce and supply wind power.
Despite its extensive food offering, Amy’s Kitchen wants to introduce more foods this summer. The new foods include a burrito multipack and six family-pack items, including the restaurant’s best-selling poblano enchiladas, vegetable lasagna, cheese enchiladas, Chinese noodles, and broccoli cheddar bake.
Paul Schiefer, Amy’s Kitchen’s president, says he understands how hectic it can be to balance family and work life and prepare tasty and healthy meals. He says that motivated them to come up with the family packs because they taste good, are convenient, and can feed the entire family.
He says this adds more value for their customers, and their products can be good lunch or dinner alternatives.