Each Vegan Chef Challenge (VCC) has a major impact on the city in which it’s held. Since the restaurants add the VCC menu to their regular menu, the vegan offerings reach omnivores as well as vegans. The majority of restaurants keep their most popular VCC items on their regular menu even after the VCC is over. In addition, most restaurants continue to add more new vegan options to their menus since they now see that there is a high demand for vegan options!
Here are some more highlights:
Statistics from Chefs
- El Papagayo, Sacramento, CA Approximately 75% of their customer base are vegan diners. They had a minimal amount of vegan diners before participating in Vegan Chef Challenge events.
- Zia Bros, Albuquerque, NM Over 200 Vegan Chef Challenge specials sold.
- Savage Goods, El Paso, TX | Over 300 Vegan Chef Challenge specials sold and all VCC menu items had equal attention.
- Redeemer Community Cafe, Mobile, AL | Saw 25% more patrons since the publicity from the challenge.
- Pho Fresh, Rancho Cordova, CA 25% of sales were due to Vegan Chef Challenge specials and over 1500 specials were sold.
- VEG Cafe, Sacramento, CA 20% of sales were due to Vegan Chef Challenge specials and over 535 specials were sold.
- Nectar Cafe, Auburn, CA 10% of sales were due to the 2018 Vegan Chef Challenge. They said it was the largest single market response that they have received so far.
- Wild Rooster Bistro, Fair Oaks, CA Over 200 new customers to their restaurant and over 300 Vegan Chef Challenge specials sold.