ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Disruptive food brand No Evil Foods announced they will be relocating and expanding their operations to a 15,000 square foot space within the former Arvato building located in Weaverville, NC. The new facility will quadruple the company’s production, allowing for the addition of 15 living wage jobs by the end of 2018.
From its conception, No Evil Foods has rented space at Blue Ridge Food Ventures in Candler, NC, a shared-use incubator kitchen that offers area startups space and commercial equipment to bring food and beverage dreams to life. Accelerated growth and production demands now see the exciting meat alternative brand expanding to its own space.
No Evil Foods’ decision to move to an independent facility while remaining based in WNC stays true to its mission and reflects its passion for creating innovative Plant Meats while maintaining strict quality standards through self-production.
‘The Axis’ will be up and running by late Spring of 2018 and will enable No Evil Foods to meet rising demand from retailers nationwide. Sold-out shelves at retailers across the country have been signaling to No Evil Foods that consumers want more Plant Meat. In addition to meeting current demand, the new space offers long-term expansion flexibility as well as a home base for the growing management team.
“The new space will help us significantly increase our production volume, allow for more efficiency and give us the flexibility to develop new products and quickly bring them to market,” says Co-founder Mike Woliansky.
“In addition to our production kitchen, we’re going to have a great innovation kitchen where Co-Founder Sadrah Schadel will be developing new products and special releases, eventually evolving to include a tasting room so we can keep everyone excited about what’s coming next from No Evil Foods,” adds Woliansky.
Since making its first sale nearly four years ago, No Evil Foods’ reach has expanded to more than 25 states, garnering national attention in the natural foods industry for its creative, high-quality Plant Meats. In 2017 the company won a coveted NEXTY Award at Natural Products Expo East for its sustainable packaging and was one of six promising North Carolina start-ups chosen to receive a $50,000 grant from NC IDEA.
The expansion to a new production facility immediately follows No Evil Foods’ announcement that its three flagship products would be carried in Whole Foods Market throughout the Rocky Mountain region and the addition of two seasoned professionals to its executive team.
About No Evil Foods
No Evil Foods is a mission-driven business near Asheville, NC focused on impacting environmental sustainability, public health, and animal welfare through better food choices. Every bite of No Evil Foods you take supports our cause: to use food as a force for good, because real change starts at the center of your plate. No Evil Foods product line includes Comrade Cluck ‘No Chicken’, The Stallion ‘Italian Sausage’, El Zapatista ‘Chorizo’, and Pit Boss ‘Pulled ‘Pork’ BBQ,’ all are low in fat, high in protein, and free from cholesterol, nitrates, and antibiotics. No Evil Foods started in 2014 and is now available in Whole Foods, Earth Fare, MOM’s (My Organic Market) and in co-ops, independent grocers and restaurants throughout the Southeast, Midwest, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Rocky Mountains.