Native Foods Named to 2023 Fast Casual Top 100 “Movers & Shakers” List


Native Foods has announced its official ranking on Fast Casual’s 2023 Top 100 “Movers & Shakers” List, joining 74 other brands and 25 leaders who are propelling the fast-casual restaurant industry forward. Native Foods has been a fast-casual restaurant serving their fresh, vegan cuisine since 1994.

The Top 100 Movers and Shakers Awards are presented by Networld Media, owner and operator of, a leading restaurant industry online news publication. The honorees were announced and awarded on Sunday, May 21 during an awards banquet held at LondonHouse Chicago.


Native Foods’ innovative menu has several staple items, such as their BBQ Chicken Salad, Buddha Bowl, or Peanut Butter Parfait, and they also rotate their menu seasonally to highlight fresh vegetables in peak seasons. Additionally, the brand features a monthly Chef’s Special, which changes every month and contains inventive ingredient combinations.

“We are honored to be recognized by Fast Casual’s “Movers & Shakers” Top 100 List. Our commitment to providing plant-based foods that are delicious, innovative, and affordable has never been so strong, and we are grateful for our collective dedication to inspire people to choose a more sustainable and healthy way of eating,” says Sandra Thum, Native Foods’ Director of Marketing.

Since its creation 18 years ago, the Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers list has recognized the industry’s most successful brands. The Top 100 is similar in that it’s not always looking for the most profitable or fastest-growing brands, but also recognizing the companies that make this list for their dedication to innovation, leadership, and resilience. These companies and their hard work do not go unnoticed, especially during the last few years.