In spite of the fact that it has “Steak” in the name, the Steak N Shake restaurant franchise has increasingly been adding in options for their vegan and vegetarian patrons. What can you eat if you’re vegan?
- Veggie Melt without cheese
- Breads: Sourdough, rye, knotted buns, mini kaiser rolls
- Sauces and dressings: salsa, ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, A1 Steak Sauce, buffalo sauce
- Sides: Vegetable soup, guacamole, french fries, mandarin oranges, apples, garden salad, corn, black beans, tomato, lettuce, onions, pickles, red cabbage, dried cranberries, saltines, oyster crackers
And of course, vegetarians who consume dairy have quite a lot more choices – including milkshakes, pancakes, grilled cheese, cole slaw, onion rings, cottage cheese, and more.
This is a great sign that times are changing, and even burger franchises have to come up with options for the vegetarian and vegan crowds if they want to stay competitive in an increasingly health-conscious market. Taco Bell’s recent vegetarian and vegan guide is another indication that the market is growing, and those who adapt will be rewarded.