Japanese-inspired salad bar FISHBOWL has launched the ‘Rainbowl’ in celebration of WorldPride, with $1 from every ‘Rainbowl’ donated towards LGBTQIA+ mental health program, MindOut.

The colourful bowl will be available for a limited time in-store across all NSW, VIC and QLD locations, as well as via UberEats from Friday 17th February to Sunday 5th March.

The ‘Rainbowl’ will be bright and fun with the ingredients of the bowl corresponding to the colours of the rainbow flag. It will be available for RRP $14.90 with chicken or tofu, kale, carrot, radish, cabbage, roasted sesame dressing and wasabi peas.

“What better time to celebrate and show our love to our diverse range of team members, customers, and communities that we’re a part of? The Rainbowl is an extension of that, we want our customers and team to feel proud, knowing that they can give back and directly support the LGBTQ+ community, through something as simple as their lunch and dinner,” says FISHBOWL co-founder Nicolas Pestalozzinoted.

FISHBOWL’s partnership with LGBTQIA+ Health Australia’s program MindOut is a natural alignment that sparked from the idea of how to utilise FISHBOWL’s reach to change fast food, change the culture and show appreciation for their diverse community. 

This follows FISHBOWL often using their platform to share awareness of the importance of mental health, with the business having planned initiatives such as their annual Mental Health Day runs. Mind Out has a mission to improve mental health outcomes and reduce suicide and suicidal behaviours amongst LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities. They deliver national suicide prevention initiatives through developing professional resources, training and education, awareness, and programs for the mental health sector

The “Rainbowl’ will also see FISHBOWL working directly with fabulous individuals in the community such as queer Sydney DJ, Troy Beman who will be creating an eclectic anthem mixtape.

The mixtape will be played across all store locations and available on Spotify on February 18th. Troy Beman says the mixtape is influenced by his fascination with dance music. 

“It started when I was a small child. My Nan would spin disco records. With a lot of research around the time of my queer awakening, it started to make sense why this music meant so much. This music is an important part of queer culture and that’s why we should celebrate it, this WorldPride and forever always,” says Beman.

The “Rainbow” launches on February 17th and will be available until March 5th in all stores and UberEats with the official mixtape dropping on Spotify on February 18th 2023.