New vegan crispy chicken patties recently launched at Costco stores in Los Angeles, Hawaii, Texas, and the Southeast region (which includes stores in Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, and Puerto Rico). Made by vegan brand Alpha Foods, the new Plant-Protein Crispy Chik’n Patties are sold frozen in a 10-pack for $9.99. To accompany the Costco launch, Alpha Foods created a free digital cookbook with recipes that help customers create meals using the new patties, including Southwest Crispy Chik’n Wraps, Chik’N Parm Sandwich, and Chik’n Katsu Curry Bowl. 

Founded by Cole Orobetz and Loren Wallis in 2015, the brand debuted its line of frozen burritos and pot pies in 2018 at Walmart nationwide, and launched other vegan products at retailers such as Kroger, Publix, and Wegmans. In February, Alpha Foods raised $28 million in funding, building on a $7 million investment round it closed in March 2019.