Deborah Torres

Founder, Atlas Monroe

Deborah Torres is the founder and CEO of the world’s largest vegan fried chick’n manufacturer – ATLAS MONROE. Atlas Monroe was the first and only vegan company to be invited to the National Fried Chicken Festival and was named BEST fried chicken dish out of all the real chicken by Time Magazine’s Extra Crispy. Atlas Monroe was also featured on ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank, in a viral episode where Ms. Torres turned down $1 Million dollars from Mark Cuban and Rohan Oza. Atlas Monroe has been featured on Yahoo!, Black Enterprise, NBC, VegNews, AfroTech, Clean Eating Magazine, Medium, Forbes, Plant Based News, LiveKindly, WBUR, and more! This plant-based production company has recently acquired a multi-million dollar manufacturing facility and its products are sold and shipped nationwide. The company has recently partnered with the world’s largest international vegan chain restaurant Copper Branch at over 40+ locations across North America. Atlas Monroe was voted BEST product at Vegan Women’s Summit 2022 and Deborah Torres was awarded BEST speaker. Atlas Monroe was also named BEST Chick’n Sandwich by VegNews four years in a row including in 2022. In addition to delectable plant-based fried chick’n products, the company also specializes in all-natural, non-GMO, plant-based bacon, apple wood-fired ribs, deep-fried and stuffed turkeys, signature sauces, decadent cakes, and many more mouthwatering items.