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Germany's most vegan-friendly restaurant chains

The most vegan-friendly restaurant chains.
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The most vegan-friendly restaurant chains.

Meat-free food is becoming more and more established and the demand from consumers is growing. This is also noticeable in restaurants, which have constantly developed their range of products in this respect in recent years. The nourishing organization ProVeg and the specialized magazine foodservice analyzed the largest Quick and Fullservice Player again on their vegan food offer - with exciting results.

This text is an excerpt. You can read the complete ranking in the December issue of foodservice (in German). Read now!

Hardly any foodservice company can get past the plant-based topic these days. Leading market players are outbidding each other with new plant-based launches to secure their share of the growing market of vegan, vegetarian and flexarian people. Based on these developments, ProVeg and foodservice have again illuminated the range of chain gastronomy in Germany in order to identify the most vegan-friendly restaurant chain.

Mosch Mosch is the No. 1

Clear winner this year: the Japanese noodle bar MoschMosch. With a wide selection of curries, ramen, fried noodle dishes and co. as well as various purely vegetable starters and a dessert, the restaurant chain is deservedly ahead. A large part of the basic dishes at MoschMosch is completely vegan, guests can order vegetable or animal toppings and thus flexibly arrange the dish according to their own wishes.

Also the second-placed Peter Pane scores with many vegan meals and offers guests additionally on "Peter's Meatless Monday" all Veggie-Burgers at a reduced price. The fast-casual concept dean&david recently opened its first purely vegetarian pilot store and is also very well positioned in the regular branches with regard to plant variety.
About the methodology of the ranking
Selection of companies: companies active in Germany in the quick and full-service sector (foodservice 2019: Top 100 & 101-167)
Limitation: consideration of annual turnover, number of businesses, availability of a digital menu
Exclusion: delivery services, buffet restaurants, baking chains and coffee bars
Procedure: Investigation of the offer of the establishments on the basis of online menus (deadline: October 16, 2020).
Evaluation system: Number plus percentage of vegan dishes in the total assortment of main courses (max. 7 points) as well as side dishes and desserts (max. 5 points). Additionally: marketing, promotions and labelling (max. 3 points).

But not only the top 3 - a good third of the restaurant chains investigated have a solid to very extensive range of vegetarian products. It is particularly pleasing that these companies together have a considerable culinarydiversity and thus offer something for every vegetable taste: whether burger restaurant, health food concept, Italian or Asian.