Press Coverage


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    Eater

    Trend

    The Southern California vegan chain Veggie Grill solely uses Beyond Meat, and is one of the few to offer the Beyond Meat sausage.

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    Restaurant Business

    General, New Openings

    Veggie Grill, one of the country’s fastest-growing plant-based chains, opened its first Chicago unit this week with a new prototype design for high-density, urban locations.

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  • MiLLENNiAL Magazine

    Profile

    As the CEO of the fast casual restaurant chain Veggie Grill, Heeley has helped harness the culture shift into a successful and beloved business catering to vegans, vegetarians and anyone else interested in legitimately delicious plant-based food.

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  • Eater

    New Openings

    After opening its first Chicago location last month, the country’s largest vegetarian chain, Veggie Grill, will open a second restaurant next week.

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  • Zagat

    Trend

    Chicago’s veggie burger scene is more robust than ever, as chefs exhibit creative alternatives using a wide range of vegetables, grains, sauces and garnishes. See why Veggie Grill made the list.

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  • Fast Casual

    New Openings

    Veggie Grill is opening its first Chicago location Feb. 15 at 614 W. Diversey Pkwy., in the Lakeview neighborhood. It will be the brand's 29th location and marks the first in a series of expansions outside of the West Coast.

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  • KTLA

    Menu, Trend

    Our CEO Steve Heeley joined KTLA to share guilt-free versions of traditional Game Day food for Super Bowl XII

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  • Nation's Restaurant News

    Awards, Profile

    Veggie Grill CEO Steve Heeley was recognized in one of the top industry publications Nations Restaurant News and was part of a definitive list of industry leaders who are not only setting trends for today, but shaping them for tomorrow.

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  • KCAL-CBS

    Menu, Trend

    Our CEO Steve Heeley joined KCAL-CBS to share healthful options for the new year as well as great options to cook at home.

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  • PBS News Hour

    Trend

    As attitudes toward meat-eating shift and climate-conscious consumers experiment with alternatives, investors are throwing their money at mock meat startups that are replicating the smell and texture of a meaty burger.

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  • Chicago Business Journal

    New Openings, Trend

    The first Veggie Grill to open beyond the West Coast, where 28 outposts have sprouted up in California, Oregon and Washington since 2005, will open by year's end at 614 W. Diversey Parkway in Lakeview on the city's near north side.

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  • Crain's Chicago Business

    Trend

    Chicagoans are finally getting healthier fast-casual restaurants with lots of vegetarian options.

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  • Chicago Magazine

    New Openings

    Another health-focused, fast casual chain announces plans to roll into Chicago. Veggie Grill (614 W. Diversey Pkwy., Lake View) should open in late fall, bringing with it a seasonally rotating menu of plant-based meals.

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  • Business Insider

    General, Trend

    In late 2016, top food executives from PepsiCo and Campbell Soup Company told Fortune that cleaner food is not just a trend, but a movement.

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  • Eater Chicago

    New Openings

    America’s largest vegetarian fast-casual chain is coming to Chicago, as Veggie Grill is shooting for a late fall opening near the Lincoln Park/Lakeview border.

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  • Seattle Magazine

    Trend

    Why not try going meat-free for one day? Meatless Monday is an initiative supported by The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and The American Heart Association to help fight preventable disease.

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  • CBS Los Angeles

    Profile

    CEO of Santa Monica-Based Veggie Grill Visits KCAL9 to Discuss Eatery.

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  • Insider

    Trend

    Meat takes a back seat at Veggie Grill. In fact, all of their menu items are completely vegan. Even their tofu and tempeh is made with organic soybeans.

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  • The Seattle Times

    Menu, Trend

    Juicy and savory, this veggie quarter-pounder tastes more like a burger than the patty in the Big Mac. The burger comes with an American-like cheese and all the fixings.

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  • Modern Farmer

    Trend

    See Veggie Grill, for example, the ten-year old chain out of California: the company now has 28 locations throughout the US and they just received a $22 million investment to double that number and expand throughout the country.

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