Friday, August 24, 2018

Vegan fast food restaurant Unburger Grill opens in Dearborn

Posted By on Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 4:44 PM

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Unburger Grill, a vegan fast food restaurant focused on plant-based burgers and sides, is open in west Dearborn.

The shop at 22018 W. Michigan Ave. is a product of brother and sister Christopher Oliver and Jane Beckwith who make vegan burgers like the Classic Mushroom Cheese (single Black Bean and portobello patty served with lettuce, tomato, onion, sautéed mushrooms, vegan cheese and mayo on a whole grain bun) or the Sweet BBQ (single sweet potato and quinoa patty served with slaw, hickory barbecue sauce, sautéed red onion on a whole grain bun).

Side dishes include sweet potato and granny smith apple salad, Brussels sprout slaw with lime cilantro dressing, fries, and zoodle pasta salad.

The menu also offers salads like the raw salad or the Burger in a Bowl (spring mix, cucumber, grape tomato, shredded carrot, red onion and burger patty of choice with choice of dressing).

Oliver, Unburger's executive chef, says he went vegan two years ago when he was diagnosed with diabetes.

“Just two years ago my doctor informed me my diabetes was out of control,” he says. “I made radical changes and embraced plant-based eating. My life improved dramatically. I achieved victory over diabetes.”

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