Clean Kitchen Club becomes the first plant-based restaurant to include carbon labelling on its entire menu

Clean Kitchen Club’s carbon footprint

Recently, the pioneering plant-based food brand launched the first fast food meal box that is totally carbon neutral, Happy Planet Meals.

Other menu items such as burgers and wraps boast either A or B ratings on the My Emissions scale, meaning they have a ‘Low’ or ‘Very Low’ carbon footprint.

The menu also includes the popular ‘Chick’n Katsu Burger’ (at 0.24kg of CO2e/item) and ‘No-Duck Wrap’ (at 0.35kg of CO2e/item).

Both menu items are placed in the ‘Grade A’ emissions category which translates to a ‘Very Low’ carbon rating.

A typical beef burger in comparison has a staggering 2.11kg carbon footprint and is rated ‘E’ on the My Emissions scale, the highest rating, meaning a very high carbon footprint.

Mikey Pearce, Co-Founder and CEO of Clean Kitchen Club, commented, “This is a fantastic step for Clean Kitchen, and we are incredibly proud of the work we’re doing with My Emissions to make our menu as sustainable and low-carbon as possible.

“As the business continues to grow, we hope to continue leading the way towards a more sustainable future for the plant-based industry.”

Clean Kitchen Club low carbon no-duck wrap

The fast-growing plant-based QSR chain operates out of five sites in London, most recently opening its latest two-level main outlet in Camden in July and then an additional delivery kitchen in Nine Elms this month.

Clean Kitchen Club will be opening a larger flagship store in Soho early next year and is in the midst of opening four other grab-and-go sites in London, with the hope of opening up to 40 new sites across the UK in the next few years.

Verity Bowditch, Co-Founder and Head of Sustainability at Clean Kitchen Club, said, “People are waking up to the impact that meat production is having on the environment and have been searching for a clear solution – one that also fits easily into their lifestyle.

“We provide exactly that. Clean Kitchen Club isn’t just for vegans but anyone looking to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

“We have a real opportunity to change perceptions of plant-based food and help tackle the climate crisis, and this is just the start.”

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