Industry News | February 4, 2016

Vegan Fast-Casual HipCityVeg Plans New Units in Philly, D.C.

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This spring HipCityVeg is sprouting more than ever before.

Philadelphia’s popular fast-casual, all-vegan restaurant is expanding with new location announcements: one in Center City Philadelphia, and one in Washington, D.C.

The D.C. store marks the first location outside of Philadelphia for the fast casual. Located in the bustling historic Chinatown neighborhood, HipCityVeg will be just down the street from the Verizon Center, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and other popular destinations.

Meanwhile in Philadelphia, the Center City location will be replacing the former FedEx in the North American Building on Broad Street. This restaurant will bring HipCityVeg’s Philadelphia locations to a total of three restaurants, adding to the flagship 18th Street store in Rittenhouse, and the 40th Street store in University City. Both the Center City and Washington, D.C. locations are expected to open in spring 2016.

Based on traditional fast-food restaurants, HipCityVeg takes familiar menu items and turns them into delicious plant-based versions that appeal to vegans and meat lovers alike. All of HipCityVeg’s menu items will be available in the new locations, with customer favorites including the Ziggy Burger, the Crispy HipCity Ranch—the chick’n version of a fried chicken sandwich—the ever-popular sweet potato fries, and, of course, the Groothie.

“We are incredibly excited to add two new restaurants to our HipCityVeg family this spring, spreading the message of how easy it is to eat a plant-based meal,” says Nicole Marquis, founder and CEO of HipCityVeg.

“We’re so thankful to our customers for their loyalty and support that have enabled us to keep expanding, and we look forward to what the new restaurants will bring.”

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This new concept restaurant will please everyone, not just those seeking meatless fare. The flavors are wonderful and the people behind this concept are the real deal. Try it and you will find yourself remembering the flavors days after the experience. I would give it five stars. H. Cutler

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