October 6 – For those curious about new foods, a new vegan burger and fries restaurant has opened in North Augusta.
Angel Everett, a 10-year veteran from Augusta, went vegan in 2017. His new restaurant called Dawg! That’s Vegan, located at 1696 Knox Ave., seeks to enable options for all diets.
âI feel there is a need for this,â she said. âEveryone has some type of diet that doesn’t allow them to eat animal products, and we want to be there for them. I’m a 10 year veteran, so be active most of my young adults until ‘See you now is very important, and eating well is important. So I think you should have those options here and in North Augusta. “
As a University of Georgia fan, she loved the pun on incorporating the word “dawg” into the restaurant’s name.
âWhen you talk about Dawg, like Dawg who is vegan, it’s just an interesting concept to put the dawg paw and the southern talk in the title,â she said.
On the menu, you’ll find American fast food classics like chili dogs, fries and burgers. As a replacement for beef products, the Beyond Meat and Vegetable Oils for Cooking alternative will be used.
âGet ready to try something new, but it’s also not necessarily the fast food you’d get from McDonald’s that’s ready in minutes,â Everett said. “… When people come, they will see that we are able to meet any diet. We have Jews, Muslims, everyone who comes in and can actually eat the same American foods that everyone else eats. . “
Everett hopes to bring the curious eater into the vegan world.
âMost of our customers are curious and aren’t vegans at all, but they either like vegan food or they’re just curious about what it tastes like,â she said. âAnd I think people should come because we’re soy-free, our burgers are tasty, and they’re juicy and they’re like regular beef burgers. There are a lot of health issues that come with eating meat, but when you change and when you take the concept of beef and you still get the taste and the quality, you can still have a burger without sacrificing quality. â
Dawg! That’s Vegan is working to grow in the CSRA. In the meantime, Everett challenges customers to taste the difference between vegan burgers and beef burgers.
âI encourage everyone to try it at least once; and, if you like it, let us be your home for vegan food,â she said. “Especially if this is your first vegan burger, let us be the first.”
Dawg! That’s Vegan will be celebrating a grand opening ceremony at the end of November.
To find out more about the menu and times, visit the Dawg! This is the vegan website at www.dawgthatsvegan.com.
Samantha Winn covers the city of North Augusta, with a focus on government and community-based business. Follow her on Twitter: @samanthamwinn and on Facebook and Instagram: @swinnnews.