We are excited to be working with Vgë Café America’s First Vegan Fast Casual Franchise. If you have been looking for a vegan food franchise opportunity Vgë Café might be a great fit.
Vgë Café is different from other vegan restaurants, and most fast food restaurants in general in that it focuses on healthy, whole foods prepared on the premises free of preservatives.
Vgë menu items have zero cholesterol, nothing fried and are nutritionally balanced, low calorie meals. Most meals are under 550 calories But most importantly foods are delicious and appeal both to vegans and health conscious non vegans seeking a healthier, lower calorie alternative to their burgers, fries or pizza.
Vgë Café was founded by Fernando Peralta, a former economist and MBA who left the world of finance to attain his culinary degree at Le Cordon Bleu.
Some of the unique menu items include a vegan Rueben, Vgë burger, vegan mac and cheese, and even vegan soft serve ice cream. The Vgë menu has been very well received by vegans and non vegans alike.
Who we are looking for:
Someone who is passionate about spreading the message of healthy eating in their local area. Previous food service experience is preferred but not essential. In lieu of food experience a management or business background or customer service experience would be of benefit. Most importantly this business is for someone who sees the future vision and growth of the plant based, healthy foods movement and wants to run a business based around that lifestyle.
The total investment to open a VGE cafe franchise will be in the 250K to 350K range and please see the Franchise disclosure documents for full details.
If you would like to learn more about owning your own VGE cafe in your area please complete the form below or call us directly +1(800)-432-1583
Interesting Plant Based Statistics:
60% of surveyed chefs list vegetarian items among top culinary trends – National Restaurant Association – 2013
• 40% of surveyed restaurant operators reported a noticeable increase in diners’ interest for vegan options – Food Voice – 2013
• 7.3 million Americans are strictly vegetarian; 1 million are strictly vegan. 23 million follow a “vegetarian-inclined diet – Vegetarian Research Group – 2013
• 5% of Americans consider themselves vegetarians – Gallup 2012
• 7.3 million people verified that their diet was strictly vegetarian while 1 million reported that they were strictly vegan. Furthermore, around 23 million respondents reported that they follow a “vegetarian-inclined diet”
• 47 percent of the country eats at least one vegetarian meal a week – NPR 2013
• The United Nations concluded that a meat and dairy diet is one of the largest contributors to fossil fuel consumption. With the global population surging to a predicted 9.1 billion by 2050, a vegan diet will be a must in order to be able to feed the population - United Nations
Environment Programme – 2010
• A plant-based diet can prevent, stop the progression and reverse the effects of heart diseases, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer - Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. T.