TiffinLabs and Unilever Announce Partnership On New Virtual Brand
Noodles on Wheels brings authentic Asian flavours to customer’s doorstep
Singapore, 15 June 2022 - Global virtual restaurant group TiffinLabs and foodservice industry giant Unilever have announced a collaboration to introduce a new virtual restaurant brand serving noodles with authentic Asian flavours. Noodles on Wheels features an array of mouth-watering noodle dishes influenced by all-time favourite recipes around Asia.
The Singapore-headquartered food tech company, TiffinLabs creates and owns virtual restaurant brands that enable F&B operators and food ingredient producers to capture the fast-growing food delivery services segment through its proprietary virtual restaurant brands. Its brand portfolio includes Korean fried chicken Phat Fingers, authentic Nashville-style fried chicken Southern Soul with footprints across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and the US. Through the collaboration with Unilever, Noodles on Wheels will be TiffinLabs’ next focus in evolving the virtual restaurant scene.
To deliver the authentic Asian flavours, TiffinLabs and Unilever explored a variety of well-known dishes around Asia. The menu ranges from spicy and zesty Tom Yum of the culture-rich Thailand to famous savoury Korean bibimbap, capturing the essence of Asian flavours. It also features the Japanese Maze Udon with a plant-based twist. The dish with delicious plant-based NoMince meat from The Vegetarian Butcher allows vegetarians and alternative protein lovers to enjoy the authentic taste ‘without sacrificing the taste, texture and tradition of meat classics.
“Innovating and creating great tasting dishes for the masses has always been the focus here at TiffinLabs. Unilever’s expertise in foodservice, quality ingredients and specialisation in authentic flavours are a perfect match for our proficiency in brand creation and seamless operation methods,” said Phuminant Tantiprasongchai, Co-founder and SEA President of TiffinLabs. “We are excited to work with food ingredient suppliers like Unilever to distribute high-quality cuisines directly to our customer’s doorsteps.”
Ivan Lu, Managing Director of Unilever Food Solutions of Singapore and Malaysia commented, “We are delighted to partner with TiffinLabs in creating virtual brands that restaurants can easily integrate into their current operations. Using our well-loved ingredients from Knorr, Best Foods and our latest plant-based brand The Vegetarian Butcher, we aim to curate a unique food experience that brings diners on a virtual trip around Asia through a spotlight on the region’s most popular noodle dishes with a plant-based twist.”
With this partnership, TiffinLabs and Unilever will embark on developing more virtual brands to provide delicious food options to Singapore and South East Asia customers delivered right to their doorstep in the near future.
TiffinLabs is a global food service platform that enables F&B operators and food ingredient producers to capture the fast-growing food delivery services segment through its proprietary virtual restaurant brands. Since its inception in 2020, TiffinLabs has developed more than 20 virtual restaurant brands, and is present across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the US.
TiffinLabs licences zero-capex, plug-and-play virtual restaurant brands that can be fully operational in less than 2 weeks for F&B operators. TiffinLabs is also the preferred partner for leading alternative protein producers in enabling mass commercialisation of their food innovations, by creating virtual restaurant brands that feature these ingredients.
For more information, visit: https://www.tiffinlabs.com/
About Unilever Food Solutions
Unilever Food Solutions is the dedicated foodservice business of Unilever, one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast-moving consumer goods, with sales in 180 different countries. We are the market leader in providing innovative and high-quality professional food ingredients and value adding services, drawing from our extensive experience in professional food services and team of over 300 professional chefs. Covering 50 cuisines, in 200 million dishes a day, we outgrow our competition thanks to strong brands such as Knorr, Hellmann’s, The Vegetarian Butcher, and Carte d’Or and talented entrepreneurial people working closely with chefs and distributive partners on a daily basis.
Unilever Food Solutions is an inspiring global company with a network made up of talented food service professionals who are always willing to go the extra mile to deliver results for customers. In this positive and open culture, we find inspiration every day, empowering our people to make a 'bigger difference' at every level in the organisation. We provide products and services created by chefs for chefs and aim to do this in a sustainable way. For more information, please visit https://www.unileverfoodsolutions.com.sg/
About The Vegetarian Butcher
The Vegetarian Butcher offers a broad range of plant-based products for meat lovers who don’t want to sacrifice the taste, texture and tradition of meat classics. Driven by the mission to release the animals from the food chain, The Vegetarian Butcher produces plant-based proteins that can compete with animal meat. Founded in 2010 and with the ambition to become the biggest butcher in the world, our products are now available at 30,000 retail outlets in 55 countries worldwide. The Vegetarian Butcher was recently ranked #1 in the Dutch Sustainable Brand Index™, Europe's largest brand study on sustainability. More information can be found at https://www.thevegetarianbutcher.co.uk