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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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.
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.
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.
"Today’s consumer is more mindful and aware that eating a diet made up primarily of veggies, fruits, grains and nuts is better for you," CEO Steve Heeley told Business Insider.
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Vegan fast-casual chain Veggie Grill has found success on the West Coast. Since it was founded in 2007 in Irvine, Calif., the restaurant has opened 28 locations in California, Oregon and Washington.
The Veggie Grill's Beyond burger is similar, in that it aims to look, cook and taste like fresh ground beef, and it’s even topped with grilled onions, a special sauce and American “cheese.”
The menu at this plant-based chain makes it easy to eat your veggies. And now, they’re the first place in the city you can find a Beyond Meat burger: a vegan patty that bleeds beet juice and is meant to more closely emulate the soul-satisfying taste of a real burger.
The quinoa burger is bomb by itself, but I always make sure to add buffalo sauce. Veggie Grill has a lot of vegan stuff, but not gross vegan.