Singapore-based alternative protein startup Next Gen Foods said Monday it is rolling out its flagship plant-based chicken product TiNDLE, in restaurants across Germany.

TiNDLE will debut across six of Germany’s biggest cities, across 40 sites with many more to come, partnering with over 20 of Germany’s top restaurants – in a range of delicious applications from a hot stone TiNDLE Bibimbap to TiNDLE Chicken Parm and TiNDLE Tacos, Next Gen Foods said in a statement.

According to the statement, the product was launched in some of Germany’s top cities and popular restaurants, including Kimchi Princess, Taqueria el Oso, Goldies, and Servus Heidi.

It is now available across Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, and Stuttgart in a wide array of dishes from schnitzel and tacos to dumplings and currywurst.

The entry into Germany marks TiNDLE’s third European launch and the company’s continued expansion into the hottest food scenes in the world.

The popular plant-based chicken has seen rapid success across several culinary epicentres, including the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, and Dubai.

TiNDLE’s Germany debut also marks its availability in over 500 restaurants across 50 cities on four continents. This was after Next Gen Foods’s successful start in Europe with a record-breaking $100 million Series A.

The company plans to continue its mission to create a more sustainable food system, as well as gearing towards TiNDLE’s retail debut in 2023.

“In our continued mission of bringing delicious and sustainable options to food lovers, we are proud to bring TiNDLE innovation to menus across Germany. As a native German myself, it is close to my heart to bring TiNDLE home; with the incredible variety of cuisines, cultures, and restaurant partners here in Germany, this is a significant moment for the brand,

“Having felt the incredible enthusiasm for TiNDLE in our recent European launches such as in the United Kingdom and Netherlands, we hope to bring about a similar reaction here in these incredible food-focussed cities of Germany,” said Timo Recker, Executive Chairman and
Co-Founder of Next Gen Foods.

Currently, chicken is the most popular animal protein in Germany, with consumption totalling at 15.6 kgs per capita in 2021. Like chicken from birds, TiNDLE meets the expectations of German palates for chicken, working well across a whole host of cuisines from traditional German cooking to Middle Eastern or Asian flavors – offering the same versatility, taste, and texture.

TiNDLE is a juicy, plant-based chicken that offers mouth-watering taste, texture, and versatility – and uses a fraction of the land, water and energy needed to produce meat from birds. Made with only nine simple ingredients, it is the first product by Next Gen Foods, a Singapore-founded food tech company that is developing and commercialising innovative and sustainable foods.

Next Gen Foods was founded in 2020 by Brazilian-born poultry exporter and food industry veteran Andre Menezes, and German native Timo Recker, whose family business made schnitzel and other meat products for three generations. After meeting through an introduction by Rohit Bhattacharya, who is now the start-up’s Chief Financial Officer, they decided to work on products that reduce humanity’s reliance on animal agriculture.

The early leadership team – including Chief Operating Officer Alex Ward and Chief Marketing Officer Jean Madden – worked closely with Chief Technology Officer and the brainchild behind TiNDLE, John Seegers, to develop a flagship product through extensive research into what makes chicken taste and perform like chicken.

They named their first product TiNDLE as a modern reference to 19th- century Irish physicist John Tyndall, who proved the connection between atmospheric CO2 and the greenhouse effect.

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