SEASON 11 EPISODE 2
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