Wagamama, will be the UK’s ‘first’ high-street restaurant chain where more than half of its menu is vegan-friendly.
It comes as part of the company’s autumn menu, which was developed to help customers “combat climate change.”
Vegan menu at Wagamama
Spicy Teriyaki Vegan ‘Chicken’ Steamed Buns, as well as two ramens: Spicy Vegan ‘Short Rib’ Ramen and Teriyaki Vegan ‘Chicken’ Ramen, are all on the new vegan menu. Shu’s ‘Shiok’ Jackfruit is also included.
The ‘Short Ribs’ are produced using a mushroom and soy protein, as well as jackfruit as a chicken substitute.
It comes ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), which will take place next month.
Wagamama intends to encourage diners to make a “little decision for a big change” by eating more plant-based dishes in light of this. As a result, it is providing a complimentary vegan side dish for the entire month of November.
8,000 guests have vowed to participate in the Plant-Pledge Campaign, which began last month.
Taking care of the environment
In a statement to PBN, CEO Thomas Heier remarked,:
“This menu launch marks an important occasion for us as a business.”
‘This menu launch marks an important moment for us as a business’
‘We’ve been making choices, both big and small, to tread more lightly on our earth’, they added.
“We’re privileged to have restaurants in most major UK cities, therefore feel a real responsibility and exciting opportunity to make plant-based food as accessible as possible to all guests no matter their dietary preferences.
“We feel passionately that plant-based food can be just as nourishing and delicious.
“We hope our new menu will influence a positive spike in plant-based menu participation from our guests.”
It is not clear if Wagamamas in other countries will follow