January 28, 2013 |
Veggie Grill, the chain of vegetarian restaurants based in Santa Monica, is planning to double its store count within 18 months. In the first half of the year, branches are set to open in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Seattle. The company said it more than doubled its locations last year to 16 eateries in California, Oregon and Washington. In its fourth round of equity fund-raising, announced Monday, Veggie Grill said it raised $20 million in common stock funding.
December 15, 2012 |
When I was a diehard vegetarian a number of years ago, packaged meat alternatives were slim pickings at best. Sure, you could find the occasional veggie "burger" or "hot dog," but there was no comparison to the real thing. Burned enough times, I grew wary of anything masquerading as meat. Especially a tofu "roast" during the holidays. Meat fanatic that I am nowadays, unless a tofu roast was studded with bacon, I probably wouldn't give it a second glance. But when I saw the Holiday Hazelnut Cranberry Roast en Croute from Field Roast, I was curious . I decided to give a few of their products a try: the holiday roast (hazelnut-infused grain "meat" stuffed with Field Roast sausage, ginger, cranberries and apples, then wrapped in puff pastry)
October 24, 2012 |
Fragrant garlic, fresh shiitake mushrooms, spicy chile -- tofu never looked this good, tossed with a rich and glossy black bean sauce. For a rich and flavorful -- and completely vegetarian -- dinner idea, look no further than this dish from Andrea Nguyen. It's a great main dish, served with a side of rice. You can find the recipe here. For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery here . Food Editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less.
September 6, 2012 |
McVEGETARIAN Burger purveyor McDonald's plans to open its first non-meat restaurant in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar, India, next year. Located near Amritsar's Golden Temple, the branch will serve vegetarian options tailored to the country's cultural tastes, says AFP. Much of India 's population avoids certain types of meat. Hindus consider cows sacred and don't eat beef, while Muslims don't eat pork. The company's bestseller in India is the McAloo Tikki burger, which features a fried potato patty and makes up a quarter of sales.
September 5, 2012 |
Normally meat-centric McDonald's confirmed that it plans to open two all-vegetarian locations in India - and now customers, herbivore activists and others are buzzing. One no-meat branch will be based in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar in northern India and another in Katra near the Vaishno Devi cave shrine in Indian Kashmir, said spokeswoman Becca Hary in a statement. The chain expanded into India through New Delhi and Mumbai in 1996. Many Indians avoid meat - especially beef and pork - for religious reasons.
September 4, 2012 |
McDonald's, that carnivore's haven of beefy Big Macs and chicken McNuggets, is going vegetarian. The fast food giant will open its first non-meat restaurant next year in India, in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar. The branch, to be located by the much-visited Golden Temple, will serve herbivore options tailored to the country's cultural tastes, according to AFP . Much of the Indian population avoids certain types of meat. Hindus consider cows sacred and don't eat beef, while Muslims avoid pork.