More restaurants are adding plant-based and vegan options to their menus to accommodate people who are conscious about their health and diet. The latest restaurant to follow this trend is Spur Steak Ranches. They recently introduced a plant-based and vegan-friendly menu across restaurants in South Africa. The vegetarian and plant-based menu offers the option of vegan cheese and includes the following meals: Veggie Schnitzel, Crumbed Veggie Burger, Bean Burger and Soya Burger, all served with Spur-style crispy onion rings and chips or baked potato or sweet potato fries.
“The introduction of the plant-based menu is one of the progressive steps we are taking towards a more sustainable brand and business while giving our customers greater choice, “explains Robertson. Sacha du Plessis, Group Head of Marketing at Spur, says it took 18 months for the restaurant chain to develop the new menu. The plant-based meals are prepared in a kitchen that handles animal products, however, Duplessis explained that to avoid cross-contamination, plant-based patties will be cooked on a separate skillet on the grill,
The restaurant also has a plant-based protein burger called Beyond Burger which is supplied by Infinite Foods. They distribute and manufacturer plant-based food brands. Du Plessis says there’s been a boost in sales and positive feedback on social media since the big reveal. Danny Painter tweeted that she had her first Beyond Burger at Oakridge Spur and it was incredible. The introduction of the plant-based menu is one of the progressive steps we are taking towards a more sustainable brand and business while giving our customers greater choice,” said Robertson.