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Vegan Joint Stand-Up Burgers Opens Wednesday In Lakeview, Giving Free Meals To First 300 Customers

Vegan burger joint Stand-Up Burgers opens Wednesday at 614 W. Diversey Parkway in Lincoln Park.

The Stand-Up Burger is topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and a special sauce on a brioche bun.
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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.

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