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A New Vegan Drive Thru Fast Food Restaurant Debuts in Long Beach

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Plant Power Fast Food opens in Long Beach in October and Redlands late August

A Plant Power Fast Food location
Plant Power Fast Food
Plant Power Fast Food
Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

Plant Power Fast Food’s entirely vegan menu debuted in San Diego’s Ocean Beach back in 2016, with a second location opening in Encinitas a year later. The chain has new locations coming to nearby Redlands and Long Beach later this year, and its most significant feature is the drive-thru that serves animal-free breakfast sandwiches, burgers, and shakes.

According to co-founder Zach Vouga, Plant Power Fast Food just signed leases in both cities, and construction is underway. The future 2,100 square foot Long Beach location will be in the former University Burgers space at Clark and Pacific Coast Highway. Plant Power’s second Southern California store is moving into the Redlands Packing House District, a fairly new dining and retail destination.

LongBeachize’s Brian Addison first noticed Plant Power Fast Food’s expansion. There’s a car-centric culture around Plant Power Fast Food. The Ocean Beach location has a drive up where diners can park and order and eat in their cars, along with drive-thru service in Encinitas. Vouga tells Eater that Long Beach is an ideal location, and that drive-thrus are part of the company’s long-term plan.

Plant Power Fast Food Long Beach
5095 Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA