Vegan Restaurateurs Host First Vegan Wing Eating Competition
Two vegan restaurateurs have put their heads together and decided to “wing it!” On Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m., celebrity chef and founder of Green Vegetarian Cuisine, Earth Burger, and Bok Choy Mike Behrend, along with Austin-based PLOW (Plants Lead Our Way) Burger Isaac Mogannam, will host the first vegan wing eating contest at Earth Burger Park North at Blanco and IH 410. The event will serve as the kick-off to the restaurant’s new “Wing Wednesday.”
WING IT AND WIN AT EARTH BURGER!
What: Wing Eating Competition to Kick Off Wing Wednesdays
Where: Earth Burger, Park North Blanco & 410
When: Wednesday, April 17, 6:30PM
Grand Prize: Winner will receive $1,000 in Earth Burger gift cards with a matching $1000 donation to their choice of Earth Burger supported charity.
“We will begin serving vegan wings on Wednesday nights at the Park North location, and we thought this would be a fun way to kick it off,” explains Behrend.
Contestants will have five minutes to eat as many “wings” as possible, with the winner receiving $1,000 in Earth Burger gift cards, along with a $1,000 donation to a selected charity.
“We want to introduce the public to how delicious vegan wings can be while doing something good for the community,” Behrend says, adding that the winner can choose from the Humane Society, CASA and other local non-profits that Earth Burger supports.
Earth Burger’s “wings” are sourced from PLOW Distribution, a plant- based distribution company co-founded by Mogannam just three months after he opened PLOW Burger. With a goal of helping company operators offer elevated plant-based foods with ease, he now serves more than 50 clients ranging from food trucks to large chain hotels. His “wings” are a combination of soy and pea protein with a sugar cane “bone,” and are available in three deliciously distinct flavors: spicy buffalo, tangy barbecue and a sweet, savory Asian inspired gochujang, with five grams of protein per wing.
“They taste just like traditional wings if not better,” assures Behrend. “You have to taste them to believe it.”
Celebrity judges including David Elder from KSAT 12’s “Elder Eats” will be on hand at the event to award gift cards for subcategories including “neatest eater,” “messiest eater,” and more.
Ready to wing it? You can enter beginning April 10 by e-mailing email@example.com, or by signing up via the link posted on Earth Burger’s social sites by following via Instagram (earth_burger), Twitter (@earth_burger) and Facebook (@eatatearthburger) pages.
Earth Burger was established in 2014 by the vegetarian pioneers of San Antonio, Texas who created Green Vegetarian Cuisine and Bok Choy. Their “big boom” idea was for Earth Burger to be one of the nation’s first plant-based drive-thrus offering a healthy, low calorie take on fast food for those on the go. Earth Burger’s goal is to provide people with great healthy choices at a great value, while at the same time doing something better for the planet. Earth Burger offers two locations in San Antonio (Park North & Nacogdoches) with a location in San Marcos and The Mall of America in Minnesota. Visit eatearthburger.com for more information.