Vegetarian Fast Food is Getting a Rehaul
Breaking news: Amy’s Kitchen, a small, Petaluma-based company, “manufactures organic and non-GMO convenience and frozen foods.” After a test run, the company has decided to “launch its first drive-thru restaurant in Rohnert Park.” The idea is to provide the same vegetarian foods but quickly and priced competitively in order to capture a bigger chunk of the market. With prices like $2.99 for a burger and pizzas for $5.89, it’s distinctly possible they’ll succeed. According to co-founder Andy Berliner, when asked about being able to make their signature foods in under three minutes, “…we set up a test kitchen in our warehouse space and we did it. We learned how to do it from scratch very quickly.”
That’s not where it ends, all foods will be hand made on-demand, cooked fresh, and are sourced from organic farmers. Best yet:
Nearly all of the drive-thru’s wood-themed furniture is made from lumber off-cuts or discarded pieces, and the small amount of new wood is Forest Stewardship certified. Metal came from local scrap shops, and leftover pieces were used to make smaller items like trash cans. Solar panels blanket the drive-thru roof, and the restaurant will collect and reuse rainwater. All of the packing is printed with non-GMO ink.
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Original article & image source: http://time.com/3903347/amys-kitchen-drive-thru/
Additional source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy%27s_Kitchen