VEG OUT CHARLOTTE 2019 IS HERE!
Want to take on a challenge this September and join health enthusiasts across the country and go plant-based for the month of September 2019?
INTRIGUED? THEN KEEP ON READIN'!
We want to challenge you to eat more plant-based foods for just ONE month starting September 1st and going until Sept. 30th, 2019!
YOU CHOOSE HOW YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED!
It's YOUR call!
Chefs at local Charlotte restaurants have taken on this challenge to add at least one vegan entree option (OR MORE) to their menus and YOU get to vote on which restaurant has THE BEST!
Getting involved is SIMPLE! All you have to do is:
That's all you have to do!
This special event is a part of The Humane League's larger national Veg Out Challenge!
You’ve likely heard that eating a plant-based diet can help reduce the risk of the most common and concerning health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, and more.
Dining on more fruits, veggies, and whole grains (plant-based, whole foods) isn’t just good for you, it’s better for animals and our environment too. By filling your plate with plants (and Beyond Meat Burgers :)) instead of animal proteins, you’re helping to end the abuse of animals that are raised for food.
DID YOU KNOW... that 130 billion animals are being raised right now on factory farms? And, they’re suffering every moment!
READY TO TAKE THIS CHALLENGE ON?
NOTE: We'll keep you in the loop on the participating restaurants and how to rate them!
TAKE THE VEG OUT CHARLOTTE 2019 CHALLENGE NOW!
By signing up, you'll be emailed all of the details of the participating restaurants and be able to vote for your favorite vegan dishes!
We're challenging Queen City restaurants to commit to putting plant-based (aka vegan) items on your menu for the month of September 2019.
This coincides with The Humane League's initiative to get people to eat more plants and less animals as part of the national Veg Out Challenge.
Since summer is traditionally a little slower for the majority of establishments, it's a great way to kickoff the beginning of Fall. Our hope is to have participating restaurants gain NEW traffic and customers by helping and being a part of this initiative.
The general ask: Put at least ONE plant-based option on your menu that aligns both with your restaurant's style of food and price point.
To participate we ask that your establishment puts at least an entrée and that you keep this item on your menu for the whole month of September 2019.
Some special requirements: If you’re doing more then 1 item and you have the ability to have other items on your menu, we ask that you make a separate "Veg Out Charlotte" menu to showcase this. We want to make the dinning experience at your establishment as easy as possible for those Charlotte people that have joined the challenge to be more plant-based and also for your wait staff.
DEADLINE WAS AUGUST 19, 2019.
CLOSED TO RESTAURANTS FOR INVOLVEMENT FOR 2019.
WANT TO JOIN NEXT YEAR?
The plant-based menu items can be modifications to current menu offerings that you have. We just ask that the substitutions be as well thought out as the original dish’s concept.
Example: If you’re just going to take the mozzarella off of a plate that includes a local watermelon and tomato Caprese stack, please think about a vegan item that you can make as a proper substitute for the cheese, like an almond ricotta, a cashew mozzarella, or a marinated and thinly-sliced piece of tofu.
VEGAN CLARIFICATIONS: Vegans do not consume any animal products or byproducts, and no meat, dairy, butter, eggs, fish, shellfish, fish sauce, honey and some alcohols due to their clarification processes.
WE WILL BE PROMOTING YOUR ESTABLISHMENT THROUGH THE HUMANE LEAGUE'S SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER DIGITAL CHANNELS: Throughout the month of September we will be promoting your establishment through social media and other traditional media outlets. We will have a #VegOutCLT2019 hashtag where people can comment on which restaurant's dish they think was the most creative, best value, and most original, etc. based on our rating system and categories. This will be a fun way to generate hype for your vegan options and your establishment!
We will be more then happy to help you with ideas on how to formulate these items or help you with substitutes to items you currently have. Please reach out if you have any questions by clicking here.
WANT TO NOMINATE ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL CHARLOTTE RESTAURANTS CHALLENGING THEM TO ADD AT LEAST ONE PLANT-BASED ENTREE TO THEIR MENU THIS SEPTEMBER?
If you'd like to see a specific restaurant that you love that does NOT have any vegan options, please nominate them here. (PLEASE ONLY NOMINATE ONE!)