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Plant-Based Joint “Veggie Grill” Receives $22 Million in Funding
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Plant-Based Joint “Veggie Grill” Receives $22 Million in Funding

Fast food lovers everywhere rejoice, the South California based healthy fast-food joint Veggie Grill has just announced its plans to double their number of locations in the next three years. In an interview with Nation’s Restaurant News, Veggie Grill’s CEO Steve Heeley mentions his plans to not only expand his restaurant chain in the California area but also the possibility of going over to the East Coast and Midwest.

The joint will also use its recently acquired $22 million in funding to open locations in airports and universities all over the country somewhere down the line. Heeley mentions the current growing demand for not only healthy food but specifically veggie-based options by students and faculty.

The Veggie Grill expansion capitalizes on the growing interest for plant-based eating by vegans and non-vegans alike. More and more people all over the nation are looking to reduce their meat consumption.

Veggie Grill can boast about being the first joint to offer Beyond Burger, a plant based alternative to ground beef patties made by Beyond Meat. The Beyond Burger “looks, cooks and tastes” like fresh ground beef and has been said to “bleed” due to the beets’ use in the patties’ red coloring. Veggie Grill serves an array of fake meats ranging from “crab cake” to “crispy chickin’ patties” in addition to the Beyond Burger.

If processed food is not your thing, Veggie Grill has you covered as well with a variety of salads and healthy bowls such as their “Quinoa Power Salad” and “Bombay Bowl”. The chain offers a seasonal menu and many snacks which will doubtfully leave anyone hungry. 

Veggie Grill is set to double its number of locations by 2019. Until they reach your city, you can drool over their amazing menu offerings on their official Instagram.

You are welcomed.


*Photo Credit: John Eckman flickr Creative Commons 2.0

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    I cannot wait to see these pop up all over the country! Thanks for sharing this awesome news.


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