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Another Vegan Drive-Thru to Open in CA

"Vegan McDonald's" Plant Power Fast Food to hawk its wholesome "Big Zac" burgers in second Southern California location.

Plant Power Fast Food recently announced that it will open a second location of its vegan drive-thru restaurant in Encinitas, CA this May. In addition to vegan takes on classic American fast food such as chicken tenders, fries, and desserts, Plant Power will serve the “Big Zac”—a plant-based version of McDonald’s iconic Big Mac burger, named after co-owner Zach Vouga. San Diego restaurant Evolution Fast Food’s founder Mitch Wallis debuted the first location of Plant Power last January in nearby Ocean Beach in an effort to bring more wholesome options to the area. One of the eatery’s investors David Munoz said Plant Power’s second location is just the beginning of a potential nationwide expansion. “These first two restaurants are really just concepts for what we envision is possible,” Munoz said. “We want to revolutionize fast food. We want it to go from quick and easy but not necessarily good for you, to something that’s quick and easy that’s actually great for you.” While McDonald’s has consistently reported falling profits, vegan-friendly fast food options are booming, with the highly publicized 2015 launch of Northern California’s Amy’s Drive Thru, two locations of In-N-Out copycat VegeWay in Las Vegas, and brand new Chicago eatery Kal’ish.

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