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Drake Along With Other Investors Raise $40 Million For Plant-Based

Roommates, ya’ll know we love to eat, and though chicken has always been a hot commodity, recently the demand has become so high that we’re facing a possible chicken shortage due to the pandemic. As we recently reported, COVID-19 restrictions have prompted poultry plants to reduce staff, according to ABCNews. While nothing compares to the real thing, Champagne Papi himself, may have the next best thing to help keep ‘chicken’ on our plates and in our homes!

According to Bloomberg, Drake, along with other investors, have raised $40 million for Daring Foods after the plant-based company debuted their chicken last year. It only makes sense for Drake to be involved since chicken is one of the most popular meats in the U.S. Not only that, but it’s a smart investment. According to an estimate from Future Market Insights, the LA-based company is projected to reach $8 billion by 2030.

Ya’ll know Drake takes his body seriously! He’s a vegetarian and is always in the gym, so any consumer of plant-based chicken will be making a healthier option. The meat is stated to have low calories and a short ingredient list. Ross Mackay, Daring Foods’ co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, said, “The first wave of plant-based was really focused on taste and texture, but then you had the sacrifice of other elements, like health.” The chicken is currently being sold at over 4,500 U.S Kroger and Costco stores and plans to trip its retail distribution with the large investment.

Roomies, are yall going to give plant-based chicken a try?

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