Vegan Fast Food Joint Plans to Expand into More Locations; Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

vegan-fast-food-itemsWhen Plant Power Fast Food opened its doors in San Diego, Calif. earlier this year, people flocked to the drive-up to scarf down burgers, fries, tacos, egg sandwiches, milkshakes, and other familiar comfort foods. The twist is, Plant Power’s entire menu is free from animal ingredients.

With chains like McDonald’s and Burger King on their way out, the future looks bright for innovative, healthy fast food options. And that’s where Plant Power steps up. The owners are looking to expand their model of cruelty-free cuisine into more eateries — and they’ve launched a Crowdfunding campaign to help make it happen.

“I know it sounds big, but we really do want to revolutionize the current fast food model and turn it into something healthy and positive for everyone,” co-founder Jeffrey Harris tells Latest Vegan News.

The second location for the fast food chain has already been confirmed. It’s in Encinitas, Calif., and features a full-service drive-thru. Once the funds are raised, the path to opening will be underway.

Over time, the owners are looking to create a regional chain of vegan fast food eateries. While Plant Power has multiple investors, the Crowdfunding component is the final piece of the financial puzzle, and it’ll help them kickstart the chain.

“When I was a kid, I enjoyed getting a burger, fries and a milkshake from McDonalds,” says Harris. “Of course, after becoming a vegetarian, then vegan, all those fast food restaurants suddenly seemed off limits to me.  These days, there’s a lot of us out there who now understand that eating animal products isn’t very good for our bodies or for the environment.  And it certainly isn’t very nice for our animal friends.  More and more people are starting to look for a healthier, more sustainable way to eat while they’re on the go in their busy lives.”

Plant Power was founded with that in mind. “My partners and I wanted to make it easier for everyone to experience how delicious and convenient plant-based food can be, so that each person, in his or her own way, could begin to make different choices.”

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Hannah Sentenac, Editor-in-Chief

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18 Responses

  1. Sharon says:

    Please be aware that las vegas, Nevada has a fast food vegan restaurant called vegeway. I’ve been there twice and it is very good. The chef also has another restaurant here called vegehouse and it beats any gourmet restaurant.

  2. Lauren says:

    Please come to Colorado! I’ve been vegan for a little over a year now and need a job. Would love to work for you. So difficult to find a job somewhere vegan because those jobs are so few and far between.

  3. Atul Doshi says:

    very nice initiative… all the best.. for doing something very noble business.. which is good for all living beings…

  4. Heather says:

    Come to Cardiff Wales UK x

  5. meilinda lee says:

    very nice, please come to Indonesia, i’m a vegan, if I have changes I really want bring this incredible idea to my country

  6. meilinda lee says:

    very nice!please come to Indonesia, if I have change I really want to bring this business to my country…

  7. Danielle Ezra says:

    Finally! Fast, convenient, healthy, and humane!

  8. I’ve eaten there and LOVE it! I hope they succeed in opening many more locations, but I guess it’s one step at a time!

    Vegan for 2 years+ after 40 years veggie, I’m very happy & healthy!

  9. Eddie McKinney says:

    Please Put a Location in Topeka Kansas. There is a Huge Need for a 100% Vegan Fast Food Place.

  10. Please come to Houston Texas !!!!!

  11. Nikki says:

    Come to Michigan. We have 2 Vegan Restaruants here.

    They are so expensive, they make so much money an have many companies. One is called the Clean Plate & the other is called Om Café.

    You would puck up a lot of business here

  12. Lisa says:

    Please come to nj.. ocean county..!! There is nothing vegan or vegetarian down here.!!!!!

  13. Leslie says:

    Boca Raton Florida! Very health conscious trendy area for health and fitness. Please check it out!

  14. Cindy says:

    Pleeeeeezzzzzzzzz come to Miami pleasssssssseeee.

  15. Linnéa says:

    I’ve been wanting this for a long time! LA needs a restaurant right now! This is a fantastic idea and with more fast food restaurants like this I know that more people will open up to a plant based diet.

  16. Kumar says:

    Best of luck to this venture. May we all move toward a healthy way of eating.

  17. Greg H says:

    Here in midwest metropolitans in the states the demand for this is great and mostly untapped.

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