In November of 2016, Victoria Plourde, returned to Las Vegas after working in retail in China for five years. A friend of hers owned a Vietnamese fast-casual stall in in a local food court. While out to lunch with that friend, the two decided that Victoria would take over the food stall - despite the fact that she'd never owned a restaurant and was not a chef.
Victory called her daughter, Elaine, a long time vegetarian to ask her what she thought and Elaine said these words, "Don't even think about it unless it's vegetarian." and to Elaine's surprise, Victoria responded with, "Ok, then. We'll be vegetarian"...There was one problem. The food court had signed a contracted the stall owner to be a Vietnamese concept. In less than a month, mom and daughter duo created a vegetarian version of the menu - despite the fact that neither one knew about Vietnamese food. Today the concept still stands and provides a vegetarian alternative to an area that sorely lacks vegan or vegetarian cuisine.
Fast forward to May 2017, Victoria moves to Henderson with her husband. One night, they were discussing dinner plans when Victoria got a hankering for traditional Chinese takeout. Low and behold, there was a Traditional Chinese restaurant just minutes from their home. She'd passed it a dozen times and never noticed. She walked into the restaurant and had the immediate feeling that she needed to be doing something in that space. She looked around and saw a stressed out couple trying to manage the 2,200 Square Foot restaurant on their own. They were understaffed and needing help - badly. In that moment, Victoria introduced herself and offered to buy their company and in that same moment, they agreed.
In July of 2017, they opened the doors to VeggieEat Xpress Henderson, a vegetarian Asian Fusion restaurant that still had some dairy on the menu. The vegetarian concept was working well at the first location, but the pair noticed that this location was different. People wanted vegan food and the dairy wasn't doing them any good. In addition, Elaine began thinking about transitioning into the vegan lifestyle as well. These two details led to their decision to eliminate all dairy and become a bonafide 100% vegan restaurant.
Veganizer has inspected every single ingredient on their menu and can definitely state, that VeggiEat Xpress has been #OfficiallyVeganized
On December 14th, all Las Vegas vegans, vegetarians, and food lovers in general are invited to try their newly #veganized menu! Click here to RSVP!