Michael Pan launched Pan’s Mushroom Jerky (Pan’s) in 2018. Pan’s Mushroom Jerky is a plant-based snack made of shiitake mushrooms with a delicious umami taste and satisfying meaty texture, all inspired by his family’s recipe.
After discovering a recipe that had been in his family for decades, Michael knew that his family had something special, and he needed to share it with the rest of the world. Michael’s enthusiasm for developing this product never waned. For months he developed, tested and iterated on his family recipe from his home kitchen. Today, Pan’s Mushroom Jerky is available in over 3000 stores in the United States such as Kroger, Whole Foods, and Natural Grocers. They also sell direct-to-consumer via Pan’s e-commerce platform, Amazon, and other online platforms. Pan’s appeared on Shark Tank in late 2020 and secured a deal with Mark Cuban.