Woman-owned vegan restaurant launches two new quick service concepts in Texas
Dallas, TX (RestaurantNews.com) Soulgood® – the fast-casual vegan chain famous for its all-day plant-based breakfast menu – has continued building upon the success of the brand since its founding in 2012. In 2022, Soulgood opened two strategic partnership locations and is opening a third in February 2023. The woman-owned venture currently partners with Chartwells Higher Education opening their flagship vegan cafe on the campus of Texas Woman’s University on January 18, 2022. Now, Soulgood has partnered with Kitchen United Mix, who recently completed a $100 million series C raise, to operate new vegan express restaurant units across Texas.
“Our brand’s aggressive growth strategy and commitment to partnering with global foodservice management companies and virtual food courts that align with Soulgood’s core values have positioned us perfectly to continue to succeed with expansion in the future despite the rise in food costs and labor,” said Cynthia Nevels, President and Head Creative Chef for Soulgood Management LLC operator of Soulgood® and Soulgood Express®. “I am grateful for our beautiful customers who love Soulgood plant-based breakfast and lunch items and our dedicated associates who fulfill Soulgood’s mission ‘to save the planet, people and animals one plate at a time’ every day at our restaurants.
Soulgood’s flagship store saw record-breaking revenues post pandemic its first year on a university campus. College students gravitated towards the concept in a positive way and appreciated Soulgood’s exclusive vegan menu and mission. Soulgood is accelerating growth plans across the southwest region of the U.S. with new units targeting more Kroger store locations, university locations and future developments to distribute their refrigerated plant-based ready-to-heat meals on more university campuses and markets. The brand is amping up its marketing efforts to communicate the Soulgood story and opportunities to grow the company through more initiatives that focus on targeting strategic partnership agreements to fuel store expansion in 2023 and beyond.
Soulgood’s partnership with Chartwells Higher Education and Kitchen United Mix accelerated the brands expansion plans with high returns.
“Our partnership with Chartwells Higher Education has been very beneficial to lay a foundation for positive store growth across the southwest region.,” said Nevels, President of Soulgood. “Working with Chartwells has been a real catalyst for growth for the company, and we are excited to see our continued partnership develops and grow.
Soulgood will continue to look for opportunities for growth and expansion through strategic partnerships to make plant-based foods made from scratch accessible, available and affordable across the southwest region. The brand will continue to offer exclusive high end plant-based catering services to corporations and offer contactless food delivery service through Uber Eats, DoorDash and GrubHub.
Soulgood was founded in 2012 when Texas Woman’s University graduate Cynthia Nevels launched a vegan pop up kitchen at a local farmers market in Dallas, Texas with funds raised via crowdfunding. Soulgood restaurants serve scratch buttermilk biscuits, waffles, breakfast tacos, gourmet burgers, tamales and desserts. Along with the dine-in experience, Soulgood also offers pick-up, delivery, food truck and catering services.
New Soulgood and Soulgood Express locations:
1201 Oakland Street
Denton, Texas 76201
Monday – Saturday
7:30am – 2:30pm
Soulgood® Food Truck Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
Dallas, TX 75201
Monday – Thursday
11:30am – 2:30pm
Friday – Saturday
11:00am – 8:00pm
Soulgood® Express [Inside Kroger – Kitchen United Mix]
1035 N Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX 77008
Monday – Sunday
8:00am – 8:00pm
Soulgood® Express [Inside Kitchen United Mix]
9506 TX-121 Frisco, TX 75035
Monday – Sunday
8:00am – 8:00pm