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Atlas Monroe – Vegan Chicken – Update



plant-based, vegan fried chicken


Deborah Torres and Johnathan Torres


$500,000 for 10%







Atlas Monroe is the San Francisco Bay area based food company offering 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.

In episode 2 of season 11 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.

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.

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 fiending 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 Honeybee Burger restaurant in Los Angeles, Blazing Burgers in Burbank, Pure Soul Plant-Based Eats in Sacremento, and Da Munchies in Dallas, Texas.

Visit the Atlas Monroe website

5 thoughts on “Atlas Monroe – Vegan Chicken – Update”

  1. Atlas Monroe is a scam. These people need to be arrested for stealing people’s money. Buyer beware this company is a scam.

    • I’ll second that. I was scammed, too. They took my money, emailed me saying it was coming until PayPal’s window for dispute (180 days) ran out, and never shipped a product. Run, don’t walk away from this company.

  2. The Torreses made the right decision by rejecting the million dollars offered by the sharks.The sharks wanted to take a big bite out of the company. They saw the huge potential. The Torreses were a little confused about their numbers, but they were not nieve about the company’s potential…. Remember Chef Big Shake, he left the tank dejected, without a deal for his shwimp burgers…. last time i checked, a couple of years ago, he was running a $30,000,000 company, with help from other investors. (He’s a multi millionaire). Atlas Monroe’s products appeals everyone not just vegans, and has the potential to rival Beyond Meats, which is on the Nasdaq stock exchange. But they’ll need the right partner to scale.

  3. Not surprising. It was obvious that Atlas Monroe had a good product but lacked the skill and capital to scale. Based on the fact that they are consistently out of product, the sharks were spot on.


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