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Our Team

Spike Mendelsohn

Co-Founder and Culinary Director

Spike Mendelsohn is a celebrity chef and the Chairman of the DC Food Policy Council. He trained under some of the most prestigious chefs and restaurateurs before diving into the world of fast casual and founding several successful restaurant concepts. Spike currently uses his expertise to consult with and develop brands across various industries.

Seth Goldman


Previously the Co-Founder of Honest Tea and Chair of the board at Beyond Meat, Seth Goldman is a groundbreaking entrepreneur, activist and philanthropist. Seth has immense passion for change, business expertise and commitment to democratize plant-based and planet healthy foods worldwide. Seth is also the Founder of Eat The Change, PLNT Burger's holding company.

Chris Treloar

Chief Executive Officer

Chris has spent his career exclusively in restaurant operations. With a strong background in multi-unit operations management, team development, and systems innovation, Chris is a visionary leader who has consistently driven success in the food service industry. His dedication to excellence, data-driven decision-making, and people-focused approach make him a standout CEO in the field. His commitment to developing systems and procedures, combined with his strong analytical skills, has left a lasting impact on the organizations he's been a part of.


Director of People & Culture

Meghan has spent her career exclusively in entrepreneurial environments. She started her career in supply chain management at Honest Tea developing a passion for mission driven, people first companies. Meghan then moved on to another DC based company, & pizza where she got a true “start up” experience. She was responsible for operations services, culinary development, supply chain, and eventually all partnership locations

Jonah Goldman

Co-Founder & Marketing Director

Jonah Goldman is the Co-Founder and Director of Marketing of PLNT Burger. He is a marketing and branding specialist, social entrepreneur, and environmental activist with a background in the natural food industry, regenerative agriculture, compostable packaging and fighting food waste. Jonah studied political science, food policy, and food security at Colorado College before working in the U.S. and abroad with politicians, farmers and a range of companies and organizations to reduce food waste and advance food security and food justice. 

Jonah has been passionate about creating positive systemic changes in food systems since he learned about factory farming at age 10. He continues to advocate for a more just and plentiful food system and increased access to plant-based foods through his work with Conscious Capitalism, Adamah, and other strategic initiatives. Jonah is always excited to hear feedback and ideas from PLNT family of changemakers and find new ways to empower more people to Eat The Change! 

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