SEATTLE, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Veggie Grill, the popular West Coast fast-casual restaurant concept offering craveable and familiar 100-percent plant-based food, announced that its first Seattle location opened its doors to the public today. Located in the burgeoning South Lake Union neighborhood at 446 Terry Avenue North, Veggie Grill is serving its wholesome favorites seven days a week starting at 11 a.m. for both lunch and dinner. Another location is planned for University Village this fall.
"Dining habits have evolved in the last seven to 10 years," said Greg Dollarhyde, Chief Energizing Officer (CEO) for Veggie Grill. "Our guests are looking to eat food that is wholesome and clean as well as satisfying – whether they are carnivores or vegetarians. We think the timing is perfect to introduce Veggie Grill to two of Seattle's most vibrant communities."
Recently voted "Best American Restaurant" in the LA Times 2012 Reader's Choice Awards, Veggie Grill puts a new twist on the familiar. The menu offers a full range of soups, salads, burgers, hot sandwiches, home-style plates, desserts and organic teas, all made fresh to order. Everything is plant-based and free of animal fat, dairy, cholesterol, trans fats and high-fructose corn syrup. Veggie Grill's Chickin' and Veggie-Steak are specially seasoned and marinated veggie proteins made with soy, wheat and pea protein. Best-sellers include:
- Santa Fe Crispy Chickin' Sandwich $8.95: Fried chickin', lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado, and spicy vegan mayo served on a cracked wheat bun, whole wheat tortilla or "Kale Style".
- All Hail Kale Salad $8.75: A surprisingly delicious blend of marinated kale and red cabbage, corn salsa, and agave-roasted walnuts, served with ginger-papaya vinaigrette.
- "Crab" Cake $8.95: Crispy "crab" cake, spiced tartar sauce, pickles, tomato, lettuce and red onion served with a side of red cabbage 'slaw or chili. Veggie Grill's dish was selected as "The Best 'Crab' Cake in LA" according to Laist.com.
- Buffalo Wings $6.95: Crispy chickin' strips tossed in spicy buffalo sauce with celery sticks and ranch dressing. Veggie Grill's Buffalo Wings are a perfect starter for the meal or for sharing with friends.
"The Veggie Grill concept and culinary philosophy are simple," continued Dollarhyde. "We serve delicious and approachable plant-based food in a friendly and convenient setting. People who try our food for the first time are always surprised to discover they don't have to sacrifice any of their favorite flavors."
The spacious 3,000 square-foot restaurant located on Terry Avenue North features modern decor and fast-casual service making it a great choice for a quick business lunch, family dinner and last minute takeout. For large gatherings at the home, office or special event, Veggie Grill also offers easy catering options.
To celebrate Veggie Grill's arrival to Seattle, the restaurant is inviting local residents to enter to win FREE Veggie Grill for a year! Three grand prize winners will be selected to receive one free entree each week for a year. An additional 10 prize winners will also receive one Veggie Grill entree of choice gift card. Enter to win on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/veggiegrill/app_28134323652.
The South Lake Union restaurant will be the first of two planned in Washington State with a second opening in early fall at University Village. Additional information and the full menu are available online at www.veggiegrill.com.
About Veggie Grill
Veggie Grill, headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., is a premium fast-casual restaurant chain that features craveable 100-percent plant-based soups, salads, burgers, hot sandwiches, desserts and organic teas. With a commitment to redefine classic American food and revolutionize the way guests eat, talk, and think about vegetarian food, Veggie Grill currently has 11 locations along the West Coast with additional locations opening soon. Become a fan of Veggie Grill on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/veggiegrill or follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/veggiegrill.
SOURCE Veggie Grill