The award-winning, Latin-inspired burger concept joins flavor forces with the veggie superstar
Miami, FL (RestaurantNews.com) PINCHO’s veggie burger just got an “actual” makeover. The South Florida, Latin-inspired burger concept has partnered with Actual Veggies® to create a premium vegetarian offering. Any of PINCHO’s award-winning burgers can be made with the Actual Veggies® Black Bean patty.
The culinary collaboration launched in early February and, in two short weeks, it has become a PINCHO powerhouse on the menu. PINCHO’s Director of Culinary, Adrian Sanchez, worked closely with the Actual Veggies® team to create this dynamite dish for the vegetarian community.
“We couldn’t be prouder of this partnership — a killer collab between two companies elevating the game,” said Otto Othman, co-founder of PINCHO. “It’s an honor to work with the team at Actual Veggies® — Hailey Swartz, Jason Rosenbaum, and David Grutman — and we’re pumped for PINCHO fans to fall in love with this healthy and hearty option.”
The Actual Veggies® Black Bean patty contains black beans, parsnip, red pepper, carrot, onion, quinoa, oats, lemon juice, and a spice blend. A 100% veggie product — with no artificial substitutes. That patty can be paired with PINCHO favorites like the Perfecto Burger, the Toston Burger, or the PINCHO burger.
“We are so excited to partner with PINCHO,” said Hailey Swartz, co-CEO and co-founder of Actual Veggies®, which is based out of New York. “We have long admired their craft and dedication, and we are in awe of what they’ve done with our Actual Veggies® burger. It tastes incredible.”
PINCHO is born in Miami and has 10 locations in South Florida. After partnering with Savory Fund in 2021, it will be expanding across the country, starting with four locations in Houston in 2023.
PINCHO is something uniquely Miami and — like the city of its birth — beautifully international. Founded by Otto Othman, Nedal Ahmad, and Nizar Ahmad in 2010, PINCHO was inspired by Otto’s mother’s famous kebabs (aka pinchos) and a Latin take on the classic American burger. Serving a gorgeous feast of fast, flavorful fusion, PINCHO quickly expanded from an insiders’ secret obsession to 10 popular locations throughout Florida. With a culinary team led by Adrian Sanchez, the beloved brand has attracted families and foodies alike from all over the U.S. After an investment from Savory Fund in 2021, PINCHO is now expanding to new horizons across the country — starting with Houston, Texas in 2023. To learn more, visit PINCHO.com.
About Actual Veggies®
Founded in March 2020 and headquartered in New York City, Actual Veggies® is redefining the plant-based protein industry with its line of premium veggie burgers and veggie forward products. Actual Veggies® is a nationally distributed brand found in retailers, online retailers and served at restaurants throughout the US. Actual Veggies® offers naturally colorful, chef-crafted veggie burger patties that are made with only fresh, actual vegetables, grains and signature spice blends. For more information, please visit actualveggies.com or follow us on Instagram or Facebook.
About Savory Fund
Savory Fund is an innovative private equity firm that combines over $700 million in assets under management with a growth playbook and expertise that has been developed over 15 years of operating in the restaurant industry. Savory partners with high-potential, profitable, emerging restaurant brands, to deliver financial capital, industry expertise, growth and revenue opportunities, profitability enhancements and new location development. The Savory team contributes directly to all aspects of growth and replication by using a proven playbook and methodology. Founder involvement in the expansion of a brand is a central theme of the Savory approach as founders carry the tribal knowledge around the uniqueness that has energized early success and is essential to future growth. The Savory Fund has invested in 10 brands: Swig, R&R BBQ, Pincho, Via 313 Pizzeria, The Crack Shack, Mo’ Bettahs Hawaiian Style Food, 86 Repairs, Saigon Hustle, Hash Kitchen, and The Sicilian Butcher. For more information, visit SavoryFund.com.