Upscale Toronto Eatery Opens Spinoff Vegan Burger Spot

Planta Burger will take over a shuttered fish restaurant as the latest installment of the plant-based restaurant expansion of Chase Hospitality Group.

New vegan eatery Planta Burger will open September 5 in the space of shuttered seafood restaurant Little Fin in Toronto, Canada. The curated menu is developed by chef David Lee and will feature burgers (made with vegetable-based patties comprised of mushrooms, lentils, and beets), an array of sides including cauliflower Buffalo wings, fries, tater tots, and onion rings, and drinks such as milkshakes and root beer floats. The new concept is part of the plant-based expansion of conglomerate Chase Hospitality Group (CHG), which made a commitment to restructure the menus at its meat-centric restaurants to contain at least 25-percent more vegan options. Last September, the group opened its first vegan restaurant Planta and President Steven Salm said it has proven to be a huge success. “Planta Burger reflects Chase Hospitality Group’s ongoing commitment to sustainable, environmentally responsible ingredients,” Salm said. “We are dedicated to offering quick service at an affordable price point, and based on the rave reviews of Planta’s burger, having fun with a spin-off was the obvious answer.” Stateside, New York City restaurateur Ravi DeRossi made a similar commitment to veganize as many of his 15 restaurants as possible last year—and has made good on the promise with Mother of Pearl, Bourgeois Pig (now Ladybird), and Cienfuegos, while simultaneously opening social justice-focused vegan bar Coup.

More News

$4 Trillion Investor Firm Warns Meat Tax is Inevitable

A group of influential investors warn colleagues that meat will soon carry a sin tax similar to tobacco, sugar, and carbon.
Read More »

Hollywood Writer Demands Vegan Dog Food at Shelters

Law & Order screenwriter hopes his proposal to feed dogs vegan kibble for optimal health is adopted by shelters across Los Angeles.
Read More »

Vegan Cheese Market to Be Worth $4 Million by 2024

Demand for dairy-free cheeses due to health and animal welfare concerns will drive substantial growth in the vegan cheese industry.
Read More »

Factory Farm Workers Routinely Denied Bathroom Breaks

Congressional watchdog group US Government Accountability Office releases a report that shows inhumane treatment of workers at factory farms across the country.
Read More »

Vegan Ice Cream Brand Raises $4 Million to Expand

Austin-based NadaMoo! secures new funding to help expand the national footprint of its coconut milk-based ice cream.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »