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
The chain’s 2021 Positive Action Plan includes giving plant-based options an equal footing on its menu.
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