In 2010, an American soccer fan traveled to South Africa with his friends for the World Cup. Jared was blown away by the big Africa sky, animal life, and, most of all, the people of this land. Everywhere he went, he was met with bright, warm, welcoming, vibrant faces.
A concept that we all need each other. That any stranger entering a village will be welcomed immediately with a warm meal and a place to sleep. What a refreshingly beautiful concept!
During the trip, he embarked on an African safari in to experience some of the world’s most magnificent landscapes and exotic creatures.
He shared the idea with one of his best friends, Nikki, whose career had been spent working with non-profits, primarily in Africa, and who shared his deep love and passion for the land and its people. Together with another friend and South African businessman, Sandile, the three co-founders found an amazing chef, Rob, from New Orleans, and brought this concept to life in 2018!
Desiring this effort to be centered on social impact and provide a simple way for everyday people to change the world, the co-founders created the Meal for a Meal program which provides a portion of a meal to a vulnerable child in Africa for every meal served at Zulu.
Help us make the world a little more connected. And a little better. And eat the best chicken of your freakin’ life while doing it!