Vegan Chain Stalk & Spade to Open 12 Locations Nationwide This Year
Stalk & Spade is bringing vegan burgers to Minneapolis, Miami, and Des Moines this year!
After opening its first location in Wayzata, Minnesota last Earth Day, Stalk & Spade just announced a major expansion. It’s launching as a vegan fast-casual franchise, opening 12 locations nationwide.
Stalk & Spade Provides Convenient Plant-Based Renditions of American Favorites
Stalk & Spade provides convenient plant-based renditions of American favorites such as burgers, chicken sandwiches, nuggets, wraps, fries, and sundaes. It was founded by entrepreneur and restaurateur Steele Smiley, who also owns the salad chain Crisp & Green.
“We’re not just simply serving food. We’re helping introduce people to a healthy lifestyle. The pandemic has taught people that taking care of their health is a good thing. Steele Brands is driving the health and wellness sector in fast-casual dining. We’re attracting new customers every day who are inspired by our brands because they’re fast, casual, and healthy,” shared Smiley.
First Vegan Fast-Casual Restaurant Franchise
This month, the Stalk & Spade team announced plans to open 12 new franchise locations across the country. This year, vegan restaurants will open in the Minneapolis, Miami, and Des Moines areas, with additional locations to be announced in the near future. This will make Stalk & Spade the first vegan fast-casual restaurant franchise with stores in multiple states.
The first new location will open on the outskirts of Minneapolis at 3925 W 50th St, Edina, MN 55424 on Friday, April 29. The franchisees of this restaurant are former Olympian and NHL hockey player David Backes and his wife, Kelly Backes. They both transitioned to a plant-based diet when their doctors suggested it due to health issues David experienced in the league.
“We are thrilled to welcome David and Kelly Backes to the Stalk & Spade family. David and Kelly Backes are an incredible representation of the Stalk & Spade brand. We could not be more excited to partner with them as we spread the plant-based movement across the nation,” said Smiley.
The next location will open later this spring at 528 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401. Following that, the Miami location opens this summer and Des Moines this fall. The specific addresses of both stores have yet to be announced.
For more information, visit StalkandSpade.com.
Allie is a writer, musical theatre performer, yoga instructor, and walking vegan restaurant directory. On any given day, you can catch her making tofu scramble, scouring Trader Joe’s for new plant-based products, or watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie! Visit her website at alexandrammitchell.com.
More from VegOut
The Best Vegan Pop-Ups Across the US
Vegan pop-ups are ushering in a new era of trendy eats!
This Vegan Taiwanese Korean Mom-and-Pop Has Been Serving LA for 30 Years
Garden Fresh Vegan is one of Hacienda Heights’ best kept secrets.
Cool Off with These 10 Vegan Ice Cream Bars
These dairy-free frozen treats are sweet, creamy, and made for warm weather!
New Vegan Mexican Restaurant Hijo de su Madre Opens in West LA
The LA vegan taco truck favorite has just opened its doors to its first brick-and-mortar!
From Harry Potter Star to Vegan Activist: An Interview with Evanna Lynch
From working as an actor and adopting a vegan diet to hosting podcasts and launching a successful vegan beauty business, Evanna Lynch dishes it all!
HipCityVeg Launches Vegan Hot Dog Cart Outside of Nationals Park
Suddenly, we’re baseball fans.
Shake Shack Is Testing Vegan Milkshakes
The popular burger chain recently debuted non-dairy frozen custard at select locations in New York and Florida.
Best Vegan Sandals for Summer 2022
We’re stepping out in these cruelty-free looks!
AAPI-Owned Vegan Beauty Brands to Shop Right Now
Step up your skincare game with these AAPI-owned beauty brands!
Best Vegan-Friendly Fast-Food Chains Across the US
Fast-food restaurants broaden their customer bases by introducing meatless menus, some for the first time in their company's history.
Vegan Mexican Restaurant and Wine Bar Opens in NYC’s Chelsea Market
This month, New York’s historic market welcomes Pia, a restaurant featuring plant-based Mexican fare with natural wine pairings.
14 Vegan Haircare Brands We’re Obsessed With
Revamp your hair routine with these cruelty-free products.
Subscribe NowOrder the magazine!