5 Vegan Franchises So You Can Run Your Own Plant-Based Business
Let’s be honest—most of us have dreamed of running our own plant-based restaurant. Now that dream can become a reality! From burgers to fine dining, these five vegan businesses check all the boxes. All you need to do is pick the plant-based franchise that is perfect for you!
Founded in 2009 in Berkeley, California, Cinnaholic offers customers a completely plant-based menu for building their own mouthwatering cinnamon rolls. Owners Florian and Shannon Radke even received a $200,000 investment in 2014 when they appeared on the reality show Shark Tank! The chain has been a hit with vegans and non-vegans alike and recently added pizza rolls to its menu.
Cinnaholic made Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® list in 2019 and its Top New Franchises list in 2018. On its website, Cinnaholic boasts relatively low operating costs, a flexible business model that fits everything from upscale shopping centers to college towns, and a socially conscious product.
Tamearra Dyson, a single mother with a passion for plant-based cuisine, founded Souley Vegan. With live music and delicious soul food—like buttered grits, southern-fried tofu, and okra gumbo—you really can’t go wrong. Dyson describes Souley Vegan on the restaurant’s website:
I wanted to create a place that welcomes everyone to come and enjoy an experience that takes them away from the day to day stresses of life. Good music and good feelings that are centered around made from scratch Louisiana creole style vegan food. This is not a trend for me, what I do, and this is how I live.
VeganBurg declares itself the “world’s first 100% plant-based burger joint” on its website. With locations in Singapore and San Francisco, the company is dedicated to making incredible, creative vegan burgers and getting the world excited about plant-based living.
VeganBurg is inviting “Planet Warriors” to join in franchising the restaurant, promising opening and operational support to all new locations.
LuvBurger is on a mission to inspire others to eat “healthy, natural foods” and “respect all sentient beings.” The company primarily uses organic products and walks the line between fast food and what it calls “fast-healthy food.” LuvBurger has worked for years “mastering recipes, combining ingredients and production processes to allow others to operate and own their own LuvBurger restaurant,” says the company’s website.
In its mission to create plant-based restaurants the whole world will love, the company is searching for entrepreneurial minded individuals ready to “revolutionize the fast-food industry.”
Copper Branch is a completely plant-based international restaurant chain with locations in the United States, Canada, France, Belgium, and more. On its website, the company says its restaurants are very simple to manage and do not require experience, just a passion for serving delicious vegan food.
Even better? Copper Branch has an intensive training program to make sure all of its franchisees and restaurant managers have the skills and knowledge to be successful. The company also provides manuals, guides, and marketing materials.
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