by Martha Michael
Fast-casual, plant-based restaurant chain Veggie Grill is calling in the dogs. They partnered with leading plant-based dog food company v-dog to launch “Bottoms Pups,” an opportunity for dog owners to dine with their pets on weekends. Customers are invited to bring their dog friends to select restaurant patios around the U.S. on Saturdays from 4-6 p.m., when pooches can try out free v-dog treats.
During the designated times, Veggie Grill will be providing free vegan dog treats from v-dog to those in attendance. The company’s signature “plant powered” green bandanas will also be available as free gifts for pet parents interested in styling their dinner companions.
“Veggie Grill has offered 100 percent plant-based dishes and a wonderful dining atmosphere for years, and now fans of the restaurant will be able to include their favorite furry friends in their afternoon out,” said Lindsay Rubin, vice president of v-dog. “We’re thrilled to partner with Veggie Grill on this fun addition to their culture, and we look forward to raising awareness that dogs can thrive on plant-based diets too.”
Bottoms Pups kicked off at four locations on Saturday, September 28 including:
• Lakeview, Chicago
• River North, Chicago
• Torrance, California
• Tustin, California
“We are thrilled to be working with v-dog for the launch of Bottoms Pups, where pet guests will enjoy the brand’s wiggle biscuits in the blueberry and peanut butter flavors,” said Steve Heeley, CEO of Veggie Grill. “We encourage all to grab their friends, four-legged or two, to enjoy an ideal Saturday afternoon at Veggie Grill.”
For more information about v-dog and the benefits of plant-based food for dogs, visit v-dog.com. For more information about Veggie Grill, including locations, menu and events, visit veggiegrill.com.
Employees at v-dog are vegans and love dogs of all shapes, sizes and scruffiness. In fact, they love all animals – cows, pigs, chickens… They’re passionate about making a difference through 100 percent plant-powered products. They use clean, plant-powered protein and leave out corn, soy and wheat, so the products are excellent for sensitive and itchy pups. Plus, a vegan dog, like a vegan human, leaves a much smaller paw print on our planet.
About Veggie Grill
Veggie Grill is a leading plant-based, fast casual restaurant brand in the United States with a fresh vision that food is capable of changing our future. The purpose-driven brand offers craveable, innovative, chef-inspired food that just happens to be 100 percent plant-based. Veggie Grill aims to provide greater accessibility to plant-based eating and invite all kinds of eaters to enjoy food that makes life better for everyone. Since opening in 2006, Veggie Grill has 35 locations in California, Oregon, Washington and Illinois, and will expand to Boston and New York City this year.