07 February 2011

Inspired by Oprah, Moe’s Southwest Grill touts vegetarian menu options

Apparently last week The Oprah Winfrey Show dedicated an entire hour-long program to vegans, along with Michael Pollan, Cargill and pre-packaged processed plant-based meals. Nonetheless this fact definitely didn’t escape the good folks at Moe’s Southwest Grill.

In consideration of Oprah’s implementation of Meatless Monday for her Harpo Productions staff, the Atlanta-based franchise took the opportunity to highlight the vegetarian and flexitarian meal options available at all of the company’s 400 plus locations nationwide.

According to Moe’s Southwest Grill:

For vegetarians, the days of eating nothing more than rice and lettuce are over. Veg-heads are at home at Moe's with six meatless options right off the menu, including delicious grilled marinated organic tofu and the popular "Art Vandalay" vegetarian burrito. If you want to stand out from the crowd, order up your own unique meatless creations with over 20 fresh vegetarian ingredients and toppings, like homemade guacamole, black beans and pico de gallo. Even the cheese and sour cream are free of gelatin and animal rennet, and all meats and veggies are cooked on separate grills.

Even though most of us eat more than rice and lettuce (don't you just love the cliche'?), I think we “veg-heads” can appreciate any national chains attempt to garner our business. Options are options right?

Note: As a vegan I am aware these selections are aimed at vegetarians not vegans.

Eric Fortney | @elfortney | email
Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

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