Vegan PLNT Burger Restaurant Opens Inside Whole Foods

PLNT stands for Positivity, Learning, Nourishment and TOGETHERNESS, and the company is all about the modern trends in food, which means plant-based everything.

PLNT Burger offerings are free of any animal products. (Photo: PLNT Burger)

Alexandria, VA – Co-founder and chief culinary director for PLNT Burger, Spike Mendelsohn (of ‘Top Chef’ fame) was in town recently to open the hip new vegan burger joint inside the Whole Foods store at 1700 Duke Street and on opening day gave away 100 free burgers to the first people in line.

PLNT stands for Positivity, Learning, Nourishment and TOGETHERNESS, and the company is all about the modern trends in food, which means plant-based everything.

“This will be our lucky store #7,” said Mendolsohn.

Spike Mendelson and former Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg are flanked by PLNT Burger owners Julie Farkas and husband Seth Goldman. (Photo: Lucelle O’Flaherty)

The burgers are all vegan, and as the company said in a recent tweet, “Eating plant-based food should be an upgrade, not a sacrifice!

Hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, and there is an app if you want to order ahead.

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