Spike Mendelsohn is a celebrity chef, entrepreneur, TV personality and food policy activist, all of which come together in his newest ventures—PLNT Burger and Eat the Change.
PLNT Burger, which serves up chef-curated, plant-based versions of burgers, soft-serve, chicken fingers and other fast-food favorites, currently has 10 locations and is on a growth trajectory. Meanwhile, Eat the Change, a healthy snack company Mendelsohn started with partner Seth Goldman, has launched packaged snacks such as mushroom jerky and carrot chews to sell at retail.
Although Mendelsohn started out in Michelin-starred restaurants, he’s now applying his culinary talents to improve America’s healthy eating choices. Listen as he talks about his diverse culinary journey, how he’s infusing the fast- casual segment with his entrepreneurial spirit and innovative ideas, and why advocating for healthy and equitable food systems is so close to his heart.