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JUST & Sodexo Partner on a Breakfast Solution for a Better Tomorrow

February 06, 2020

JUST Egg now available for Higher Education and Corporate Locations 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (February 06, 2020) ― JUST (Eat JUST, Inc.), a company that applies cutting-edge science and technology to create healthier, more sustainable foods, today announced a partnership with Sodexo, a global food services and facilities management leader, to bring the award-winning, top-selling JUST Egg to Sodexo’s higher education and corporate sites across the United States.

Crafted by a team of Michelin starred chefs, the plant-based JUST Egg’s key ingredient is protein from the mung bean, a dietary staple in Asia for thousands of years. It is cholesterol-free, non-GMO and packed with as much protein as many animal proteins. While it cooks and tastes like eggs, its ingredients use 98% less water, 83% less land and emit 93% less CO2e than conventional animal sources.

Through this partnership, JUST joins Sodexo’s commitment to sourcing responsibly, encouraging plant-based meals and reducing food waste as part of Sodexo’s Better Tomorrow 2025 strategy to reduce their carbon emissions 34% by 2025. Expanding menu offerings to include JUST Egg further speaks to Sodexo’s commitment to quality ingredients, health, sustainability and addressing evolving consumer dietary preferences.

“We’re thrilled to become a preferred supplier to Sodexo, which serves over 75 million consumers each day. Sodexo’s sustainable menu innovation initiative has resulted in hundreds of new plant-based recipes and we’re excited to see a range of delicious JUST Egg dishes arrive at clients’ facilities in the months ahead,” said Josh Tetrick, co-founder and CEO of JUST.

Today’s Sodexo announcement marks an exciting moment in the rapid expansion of JUST Egg. After one full year of distribution in retail and foodservice, JUST Egg has quickly become a beloved breakfast staple in households across America and a favorite on menus at restaurants and other dining establishments. To date, the company has sold the equivalent of more than 20 million eggs — all made entirely from plants.

“Sodexo’s Sustainable Diets Strategy in North America has resulted in a number of benefits and innovations for our clients and customers. One specific category of innovation is around plant-based proteins, and one clear product range with immediate benefit is the plant based “egg” products available from JUST Egg. Consumers are looking for plant-based items that “mimic” the foods that they are either not eating any longer or trying to eat less of – for whatever reason – be it wellness, animal welfare or environmental sustainability. JUST Egg products are nearly indistinguishable from their “real” counterparts – they taste like eggs, cook like eggs and can bake like eggs. We’ve done a considerable amount of recipe development for our North America customers and will be working with JUST Egg on the next wave of Sustainable Diets innovation for sure,” said Rob Morasco, senior director culinary development, Sodexo.

As a growing number of people look for breakfast options that are healthier, provide protein and are allergen-friendly, Sodexo understands the potential of JUST Egg to help address these lifestyle and dietary needs, ultimately improving the way communities eat across the country while greatly reducing strain on our environment.

While plant-based eating is increasing across all demographics, young people have been the fastest to embrace healthier more sustainable foods like JUST Egg. Nowhere is that more evident than on the campuses of Sodexo’s 500 college and university locations in North America serving a total of 1.6M students in the United States and Canada.

To learn more about JUST Egg, visit http://ju.st and go to http://find.ju.st to find the product in a store near you. For more information about Sodexo, visit http://us.sodexo.com.

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