|SEASON 11 EPISODE 2|
|Pitch||plant-based, vegan fried chicken|
|Entrepreneur||Deborah Torres and Johnathan Torres|
|Asked For||$500,000 for 10%|
What is Atlas Monroe?
Atlas Monroe is the San Francisco Bay area based food company offering 100% vegan, all-natural, plant-based dishes including vegan ribs, vegan bacon, vegan stuffed turkey, and their signature vegan fried chicken in a proprietary blend of spices.
Who Owns Atlas Monroe?
Atlas Monroe was founded in 2017 by Deborah Torres who continues to maintain a central role in the company as Chief Executive Officer.
Before Deborah Torres was a CEO, she was a concerned daughter. Her father had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes; and in order to reverse the course of the disease, he would need to make immediate and lasting changes to his diet.
Inspired by the documentary “Simply Raw,” which involved individuals with diabetes consuming an exclusively raw vegan diet for thirty days, she began making raw vegan food for her father for each meal.
This pushed her to be creative with flavor combinations and textures and ultimately led to her current passion for plant-based foods.
What Happened After Shark Tank Update
Did Atlas Monroe Get a Deal on Shark Tank
In Season 11 Episode 2 of Shark Tank, sibling entrepreneurs, Deborah Torres and Johnathan Torres, entered the Shark Tank with their award winning plant-based, extra crispy vegan fried chicken while seeking $500,000 for 10% of their company – a $5 million valuation.
They left the Shark Tank empty-handed after rejecting a $1 million offer, and haven’t looked back since. The company has been consistently selling out of product.
Is Atlas Monroe Still in Business?
Atlas Monroe is still open for business and is currently set to become the largest manufacturer of vegan fried chicken in the world. Since appearing on Shark Tank, the company purchased a multi-million dollar manufacturing plant in San Diego, California, further boosting production and sales, and plans to open a second facility before the end of 2021.
Atlas Monroe Reviews
Reviews of Atlas Monroe’s plant-based, vegan chicken vary widely from raving to rancid. Backed by vegans and meatlovers nationwide, Atlas Monroe received a surge of interest following their appearance on Shark Tank.
Many who’ve tasted Atlas Monroe’s vegan chicken, claim it lives up to its reputation as the best vegan fried chicken out there.
However, not everyone is hooked on their secret sauce. Many negative reviews exist for the company with most related to issues with delivery times and shipments arriving in horrible conditions with some packages arriving completely damaged.
Its unclear who is at fault here, but between Atlas Monroe and USPS something smells fishy. Many customers have complained of delivery times of up to 6 months all while paying exorbitant shipping fees.
Where to Buy Atlas Monroe’s Vegan Fried Chicken
Atlas Monroe fans would undoubtedly rush grocery stores to purchase the line of full-flavored plant-based foods but it seems the company would rather not have to disclose the ingredients of their super secret, proprietary formula.
If you’re in the mood for Atlas Monroe’s vegan fried chicken and don’t want to risk running into shipment issues you can find Atlas Monroe’s chicken at the Kensho Social in San Jose, Blazing Burgers in Burbank, Pure Soul Plant-Based Eats in Sacramento, and Birdquesa in Dallas, Texas.