Loliware Partners with Jose Andres Group

May 22, 2023

According to estimates by National Geographic Magazine and other sources, over 100 million plastic utensils are used in the U.S. each day and are among the most common items found polluting beaches and ocean life worldwide. Loliware’s innovative seaweed-resin straws and utensils look and act like plastic but can compost completely within 50 days. Our mission expands beyond eliminating plastic waste to include responsible ocean aquaculture and fair trade practices.

That's why we're so excited to announce the launch of an important new partnership with José Andrés Group (JAG), whose restaurants across the globe span cuisines and cultures, price points, and service styles. Our Seaweed Drinking straws will make their Chicago debut the week of May 22 at Bar Mar, Bazaar Meat by José Andrés and Jaleo, before expanding to properties in DC and later at José Andrés Group restaurants across the country.  This partnership aims to showcase the synergy between Andrés’ award-winning creativity and a shared commitment to purpose-driven dining.

We are thrilled to partner with José Andrés Group to provide Loliware products across the country. Partnering with such an iconic group, led by a world leader in culinary innovation and humanitarian relief is a tremendous honor, and speaks to the game-changing potential of our SEATech resins.

"The food system is not just about what is on the plate but the plate itself, the fork in your hand, and the straw in your drink," said Sam Bakhshandehpour, President of José Andrés Group. "We're excited to partner with Loliware to bring an innovative product to our restaurants as well as continue to create and push the boundaries of service ware." In addition to featuring the ocean-friendly products, JAG's Research & Development team will collaborate with Loliware to create one-of-a-kind serveware.

Stay tuned for more details as we grow this exciting partnership!