DJ Khaled’s restaurant launches a new vegan chicken option
Recording artist and social media star DJ Khaled has added a new vegan product to his restaurant’s menu. The popstar and proprietor of Another Wing has launched the vegan LikeWings. Another Wing operates ghost kitchens with delivery services in over 150 cities across the U.S., U.K., Canada, France and the UAE.
The vegan chicken use non-GMO soy by LikeMeat — a LiveKindly Collective brand. LikeMeat has welcomed the new partnership, saying it provides an option for vegan foodies who would like to order virtually. The wings come in signature flavors and are served with various sauces.
DJ Khaled said that the collaboration provides a new option for LikeWing customers. “This LikeWings collaboration is an incredible opportunity for people who don’t eat meat to enjoy the incredible flavors of Another Wing. This collab combines the flavors of Another Wing with the plant power of LikeMeat,” DJ Khaled said in a statement. “Let’s win more with LikeWings.”
To celebrate the new partnership and the introduction of the vegan wings, LikeWings hosted a pop-up “wing-dispensary” event in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami on April 20.
“We’re flying high with this new partnership and are beyond excited for Another Wings’ fans to try these awesome LikeWings the next time the munchies strike,” said Michelle Collette, Head of Foodservice for LikeMeat. “This is LikeMeat’s first flight into the ghost kitchen world, and we’re in it to wing it.”
DJ Khaled has on several occasions voiced his support for vegan foods and even dabbled in veganism himself. In 2016, he announced his participation in a 22-day challenge promoting whole plant-based foods. Later, he featured in an almond milk campaign by plant-based dairy brand Silk.
This support for vegan foods is a big deal, considering DJ Khaled’s influence and following. Celebrity support for vegan diets could help cut emissions from the meat industry and dairy farming. The U.N. estimates that animal farming alone contributes more than 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions annually.