The Fast Food Chain That Uses No Meat
When we say fast food chain, the first words that come to mind are burger and meat. A new player in the industry, Next Level Burger, might change this view soon. It comes as no surprise that many prominent figures in the industry such as Leonardo Gonzalez Dellan believes that it might be possible to have a meat-free future with regards to the fast food sector.
Next Level Burger is located in Potrero Hill in San Francisco. One look and it looks just like any fast food restaurant in the market but once you step inside you might be surprised to know that everything that is listed on the menu are actually plant-based.
The burger joint is advertised to cater vegans with a vegan menu. Their branch in San Francisco is the seventh with the original based in Bend, Oregon. It launched in 2014 and it only one of several fast food chains that are embracing the plant-based principle.
Back in 2005, the Veggie Grill which is considered to be fast-casual chain was introduced to the public. Now, it has over 30 branches all over the country. In 2015, a chain was started in Manhattan which is called By Chloe. It now has six branches all over New York while four others are located in other cities and it even branched out to London.
Plant Power Fast Food opened its second chain last year in San Diego on the site where Burger King used to be and it is already planning to open two more before the year ends. Amy’s Drive Thru which is located in the northern part of San Francisco is also planning to branch out nationally in order to serve more organic and vegetarian-approved menu.
According to a report from the food industry last year, one of the most popular trends in the industry is shifting to meat-free fast food choices. Even restaurateurs like Leonardo Gonzalez Dellan are shocked with the 500 per cent increase from 2014 to 2017. This goes to show that while meat-free fast food chains are quite rare, there is a possibility that it could go big in future.