Vegan restaurants are expanding in America

Hello friends! Today, I decided to share very good news for all the vegans in America. This post will be about an article from QSR that talks about the growth of vegan restaurants. Is that awesome or what? Enjoy!

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Veganism has expanded in the last years. People are getting more and more used to the idea of eating a plant-based diet, since the movement of conscious eating is evolving.

According  to Maggie Hennessy in her article for the magazine QSR from today April 1st, a 2015 survey by market analyst Mintel, found that 61 percent of consumers say they enjoy menu items that heavily features vegetables. The use of vegetables as an ingredient also increased 5 percent between 2012 and 2015, led by kale, brussels sprouts, and cabbage. This increase has been helped by a slew of buzzy, veg-heavy restaurant openings that are injecting edginess and sophistication into a cuisine historically compared to rabbit food.

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More and more vegan restaurants will continue to open; targeting a wider audience by providing plant-based food, with the taste that everybody loves. The owners of these restaurants have the goal of making the idea of veganism a mainstream. They are looking to popularized vegan food.

This movement is really important to vegans. As you may know by now (if you have read my previous posts,) there are not as many options for vegans when it comes to dining out. Most of the times we have to settle for salads and side items, especially if we are with non-vegans.

The fact that more vegan restaurants are opening nationwide means that vegans will be able to dine out with non-vegan friends and family, and actually enjoy a whole plant-based meal just as much as their companions, because everybody will be able to enjoy their food, not just the non-vegans.

To complement this post I am adding this great CBS News video from 2011; which  demonstrates how veganism has been becoming a mainstream for a while now.

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