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Native Foods Shifts to Employee Ownership at Its Three Remaining Locations in the US

Vegan fast-casual chain Native Foods has announced a major shift in its business model, transitioning its three remaining locations into employee-owned entities following the closure of eight locations in 2023. At its peak in 2015 Native Foods operated 26 branches across the United States, and since has faced a substantial downsizing, now retaining only three locations in Chicago, IL; Palm Springs, CA; and Glendale, CO.  Daniel Dolan, CEO of Native Foods, spoke with What Now Los Angeles about last year’s closures. “The fact of the matter is, following Covid, we no longer need spaces with 150 seats. With the rising percentage of take-out orders, the rent for a space that large just isn’t feasible…so we’ll be downsizing all across the board,” Dolan explained. Employees take …


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USA Today Reveals America’s Top 10 Best Restaurant Chains for Vegans

USA Today has unveiled its reader’s choice roundup of the top 10 best restaurant chains for vegans in the United States. These establishments, selected by an expert panel and voted on by readers, represent the cream of the crop for plant-based dining options across the nation. Among the restaurants featured on the list, four are entirely vegan, while the rest offer an extensive selection of vegan options. In this article, we highlight the four chains that are 100% plant-based. Native Foods At tenth place is Native Foods, a fast-casual vegan restaurant chain that has an extensive presence in California, Oregon, Colorado, and Illinois. Native Foods, originally founded in 1994 as “Native Foods Cafe” in Palm Springs, California, has evolved to offer a diverse menu featuring …


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Native Foods Introduces Plant-Based Philly Cheesesteak for Spring 2023 Menu

Vegan fast-casual chain Native Foods announces it will be launching a new Philly Cheesesteak sandwich exclusively for the month of April. The cheesesteak will be available at all 10 Native Foods locations across the US.  Indulgent flavors Offered until May 1st, 2023, the sandwich is the brand’s vegan take on the classic Philly Cheesesteak with an indulgent flavor profile that Native Foods says plant-based diners don’t often get to enjoy. The Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich features thinly sliced plant-based beefsteak, a housemade dairy-free cheese sauce, sautéed peppers and onions, and plant-based mayo on a toasted baguette. The dish also comes with a regular or premium side such as loaded baked potato, mac and cheese or homemade soup. Fancy sandwiches Originally founded in the early 1990’s, Native …