Garden Protein International Inc.

Garden Protein International Inc.

August 07, 2009 12:00 ET

The Pretenders' Summer Tour Just Got Tastier-gardein™ Sponsors "Talk of the Town Grill-Outs" for Fans in Five Cities Across the U.S.A. and Canada

Pre-Concert BBQs for Fans of The Pretenders will be held in Asbury, New Jersey, New York City, Denver, Vancouver B.C. and Los Angeles

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 7, 2009) - Up to 200 lucky fans of The Pretenders will have an opportunity to sample gardein(TM), a tasty plant-based food, at five "Talk of the Town Pre-Concert Grill-Outs" this summer.

Media outlets from the Greater New York Metro area, Denver, Vancouver B.C. and Los Angeles are giving away concert tickets to fans of The Pretenders for concerts in their respective hometowns. Winners will receive admission to The Pretenders concert and a very special grill-out featuring gardein-a tasty blend of plant-based proteins with a meaty-texture.

Chrissie Hynde, the lead singer of The Pretenders and animal rights activist, said "I have long advocated a vegetarian diet and am thrilled to offer my fans the opportunity to try gardein. It's a vegan food but offers the familiar taste and texture of meat. I believe that my fans will love gardein - it's good for you and the planet."

Concerts featuring "Talk of the Town Pre-Concert Grill-Outs" include:

Date                       Location
Sunday, August 9th         The Stone Pony, Asbury, New Jersey
Monday, August 10th        Central Park, Rumsey Playfield, New York City
Saturday, August 22nd      Botanic Gardens, Littleton, Colo. (Denver)
Wednesday, August 26th     Malkin Bowl, Vancouver, B.C.
Thursday, September 3rd    The Greek Theater, Los Angeles, Calif.

In November 2007, Hynde opened The VegiTerranean, her vegan restaurant in Akron, Ohio. The restaurant serves fusion Italian-vegetarian food, and gardein is a popular ingredient in many menu items.

About gardein

gardein(TM) is a tasty blend of plant-based proteins with a meaty-texture made by Garden Protein International, Inc. (GPI). gardein is an ideal food for the barbeque; it is high in protein, contains no saturated or trans fats and it is cholesterol free. The majority of gardein products are high in fiber and low fat too. Today, gardein products are available in the fresh sections of grocery stores and soon to be in the frozen sections across the United States and Canada. The company is privately-held and headquartered in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia.

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