LAKEVIEW — Stand-Up Burgers, a plant-based burger chain that recently expanded to Chicago, is opening its new location in Lakeview on Wednesday and giving free food to its first 300 customers.
The vegan, fast-casual restaurant opens its Lakeview storefront, 614 W. Diversey Parkway, at 11 a.m. and the first 300 people to check it out will get a free burger and fries.
It’s the second Stand-Up Burgers location to open in the city, following a Loop storefront that opened last month at 204 N. Wells St.
Stand-Up Burgers is a relaunch of Veggie Grill, a vegetarian chain that closed its two Chicago locations this spring.
“There has never been a better time to eat sustainably, and we are excited to introduce Stand-Up Burgers to the Chicago community so they can show love for the planet, animals and themselves, one plant-based burger at a time,” said T.K. Pillan, co-founder of parent company Veggie Grill.
The restaurant has a 100-percent plant-based menu with dishes ranging from the BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger to the Freebird Crispy Chicken Sandwich and loaded “Save The Animal-Style” Fries, according to a news release.
More information, including the full menu, can be found on the restaurant’s website.
Jake Wittich is a Report for America corps member covering Lakeview, Lincoln Park and LGBTQ communities across the city for Block Club Chicago.