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Emmy award-winning TV presenter and restaurateur Man Fieri has given a $25,000 grant to a vegan food truck.
The Man’s Huge Chew star awarded the cash to Rollin’ Roots – a San-Diego-based eatery contemplating constructing a brick-and-mortar location.
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Avonte Hartsfield, proprietor of Rollin’ Roots, says he was ‘overwhelmed’ after discovering out he was the recipient of the hefty grant.
In an interview with Kusi News, Hartsfield mentioned the corporate doesn’t promote its meals as vegan because it’s for ‘everybody to take pleasure in’.
He added: “It’s actually simply consolation meals that everybody can take pleasure in… No person can actually inform it’s vegan…
“We’re simply attempting to supply good meals – if individuals can simply eat rather less meat then that’s our objective… However we’re simply doing what we will to make [veganism] as accessible as attainable.”
Rollin’ Roots, positioned in Kearny Mesa, serves plant-based dishes akin to buffalo rooster sandwiches, mac and cheese, and fried pickles. It additionally has allergen-friendly menus.
Hartsfield thanked Fieri on Instagram for the grant – stating the cash will assist the model broaden.
He captioned the post: “I had no thought I’d be on the information so many occasions, particularly since once I began this enterprise I used to be sleeping within the workplace and my automotive simply to maintain it afloat!
“[I] can’t say sufficient about how grateful I’m to see the assist and watch how issues are slowly coming collectively!”