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Plant-based fast food for everyone. Delicious vegetarian food for people on the go!

San Antonio, TX Food
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Our Inspriation
Earth Burger was conceived by the team at Green Vegetarian Cuisine. Since 2007, we've become parents and faced many challenges raising small vegetarians. Finding food that they can eat when we're out running errands is a challenge -- and we want families to have more than just french fries to snack on when they need something fast and easy.

Chris, Lu, Mike & Paul
Chris, Lu, Mike & Paul
Our families now include little vegetarians that are always on the go!
Our families now include little vegetarians that are always on the go!

Our Vision
We want to be the first all plant-based fast food restaurant in Texas.  We believe the best thing for our families is to go to the local farmer's market and take home fresh produce to prepare.  However that is often unrealistic in today's fast-paced world.

That's where Earth Burger comes in. We are entering the fast food market with tastier, fresher and healthier alternatives that also happen to be vegan and vegetarian. Our goal is to provide people with great healthy choices at a great value.

At the same time we are doing something better for the planet. Compared to meat-based diets, plant-based diets are good for the environment.

Your Support Will Help Tremendously
Our Kickstarter project will contribute to the successful launch of our new restaurant plan called Earth Burger. Funds raised through Kickstarter will help with the cost of our build-out in Central San Antonio, and equipment purchases. 

Where You'll Find Us
We've acquired a drive-thru building in the Park North Shopping Center at the corner of Blanco and NW Loop 410 in San Antonio, TX. Once we've reached our Kickstarter goals, you will be able to drive-thru or dine-in.

Earth Burger location at  Park North Shopping Center
Earth Burger location at Park North Shopping Center

Why Earth Burger is Better
Earth Burger will provide nutrient rich plant-based fast food for people on the go! Our food will be free from hydrogenated oils or artificial colors. We'll provide whole wheat breads, organic sodas, and organic cheeses (for our non-vegan customers). Our menu is simple, and features our signature Earth Burger (featured in the video below in the Burger Challenge), Nacho Burger, Spicy Chik-n Sandwich, "Fish" Sandwich, Grilled Chik-n Protein Wrap, Chik-n Tender Basket, Fries, Hummus with Baby Carrots, Kale Salad, Edamame, Apple Slices and String Cheese.

Compared to leading fast food items, our Chik-n patty has 2 more grams of protein, Earth Burger's Chik-n Tenders have 3 more grams of diatery fiber, and the Earth Burger beefy patty has 61% less calories than its leading fast food beef patty.

Check out our video, and see what the community has to say in our taste challenges.

 Here are a few items that will be on our menu.

Earth Burger
Earth Burger
"Fish" Sandwich and Spicy Chik-n Sandwich
"Fish" Sandwich and Spicy Chik-n Sandwich
Grilled Chik-n Protein Wrap
Grilled Chik-n Protein Wrap

Let's make history together -- help us launch Texas' first fast-food vegetarian restaurant.

Risks and challenges

San Antonio has a reputation for loving its meat and Tex-Mex food, and it also has the reputation of being one of the fatest cities in the U.S. So, one might say that it is risky to launch a plan-based fast food restaurant in San Antonio, Texas.

This was our same concern back in 2007 when we started Green Vegetarian Cuisine, San Antonio's first all vegetarian casual dining restaurant. The good news is that Texas has fully embraced Green, we've grown to three locations in San Antonio and Houston.

As founders of Green, Earth Burger owners come from a rich heritage of starting and successfully operating independent restaurants. Now we want to take our lessons learned and apply them to an all new concept where people can swing through a drive through and order a great tasting plant-based meal in less than three minutes.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

FAQ

  • Yes, we will have gluten-free buns available. Plus we'll have an organic, gluten and soy free patty that is made out of brown rice, sunflower seeds, herbs, sea salt, quinoa.

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  • Everything on our menu is vegan -- except for the gluten-free buns and string cheese. We will offer vegan cheese and organic (dairy) cheeses for people to choose from for their burgers.

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    Kickin' Rockets! You're awesome. Thanks for the support.

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    High Ten, Love + Thanks on Facebook!

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    To show our appreciation for your donation, we will give you one Earth Burger value meal, a shout out on our website/social media + an exclusive Earth Burger sticker!

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    STRETCH GOAL -- We want a carrot costume -- several in fact, so we can convert a couple into Carrot Rockets! How cool is that? As a reward, you will receive a free Earth Burger meal + 1 Green t-shirt that says "Vegetarians Make Better Lovers."

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    STRECH GOAL -- We want to "beef" up our kids prizes, beyond coloring sheets. We're thinking stickers -- or wind-up vegetable toys. Help us get there, and we'll send you the cutest Green t-shirt for your child that says "Rock the Beet." Check our Kickstarter updates to see the graphic. Sizes: XS (2T-4T), S (6-8), M, (10-12)

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    STRETCH GOAL -- Adult "Rock the Beet" tees + 1 Earth Burger Value Meal.

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    Your donation rocks! You will be one of the first to receive the official Earth Burger T-shirt designed by a local tattoo artist + one Earth Burger Value Meal + exclusive stickers + recognition on Facebook and Twitter.

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    At this level you get to try Earth Burger cuisine as part of your reward. Receive two (2) Earth Burger Value Meals + one official Earth Burger T-shirt designed by a local tattoo artist + exclusive stickers.

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    Everyone is going to know that you supported Earth Burger from its infancy! For this level, we will be including your name on our Friends of Earth Burger Wall that will be proudly displayed in our restaurant. You'll also munch out on three (3) Earth Burger Value Meals + one official Earth Burger T-shirt designed by a local tattoo artist + exclusive stickers!

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    Come be one of Earth Burger's first customers! At this level you will receive four (4) Earth Burger Meals + your name on our Friends of Earth Burger Wall that will be proudly displayed in our restaurant + one official Earth Burger T-shirt designed by a local tattoo artist + exclusive stickers!

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    Wow! Your generosity is making us want to give back! For your donation at this level, we will invite you and one guest to our soft opening (normally reserved for close friends and family) + five (5) Earth Burger Value Meals + Your name on our Friends of Earth Burger Wall + one official Earth Burger T-shirt designed by a local tattoo artist + exclusive stickers!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: At this level, you and a guest can get a FULL MENU TASTING of Earth Burger at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) on TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 6-8:00 p.m. -- whether we're Kickstarter funded or not. + You and one guest are invited to our soft opening (normally reserved for close friends and family) + five (5) Earth Burger Value Meals + Your name on our Friends of Earth Burger Wall + one official Earth Burger T-shirt designed by a local tattoo artist + exclusive stickers!

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    Let's grab a bite RIGHT NOW! At this level, you and a guest can get a full menu tasting of Earth Burger at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) on TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 6-8:00 p.m. -- whether we're Kickstarter funded or not. + You and one guest are invited to our soft opening (normally reserved for close friends and family) + five (5) Earth Burger Value Meals + Your name on our Friends of Earth Burger Wall + one official Earth Burger T-shirt designed by a local tattoo artist + exclusive stickers!

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    Want to introduce your office mates to Earth Burger food? Here is your chance to feed them! Delicious Earth Burger food for 20 people delivered to your San Antonio area office + one official Earth Burger T-shirt designed by a local tattoo artist + your name on our Friends of Earth Burger Wall!

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    Do you like to plan ahead? Become an Earth Burger "Regular" before we even open. This reward will get you a rewards card good for one meal a week for one year! + One Earth Burger t-shirt designed by a local tattoo artist + two tickets to our soft opening + recognition on our Friends of Earth Burger Wall.

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    As a big supporter at this level, get a HUGE thank you from the Earth Burger family! This level of donation will score you a VIP tour of Earth Burger before our grand opening and a private menu tasting for up to 10 people ($250 value). + 10 Earth Burger T-shirts ($200 value) designed by a local tattoo artist + two tickets to our soft opening + recognition on our Friends of Earth Burger Wall + This reward will get you a rewards card good for one meal a week for one year ($416 value).

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    Silver Level Support: Silver level recognition on our Friends of Earth Burger Wall featured in the restaurant + recognition on our website + 10 VIP tour tickets along with a menu tasting for up to 10 people ($250 value) + two soft opening tickets + you will also receive an extremely exclusive Earth Burger rewards card that will get you one free meal a week for a year! ($416 value) + Ten (10) Earth Burger t-shirts designed by a local tattoo artist ($200 value).

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    Gold Level Supporter: Gold level recognition on our Friends of Earth Burger Wall + recognition on our website + catering for up to 25 people ($1,000 value) + four soft opening tickets. + You will also receive an extremely exclusive Earth Burger rewards card that will get you two free meals a week for a year ($832 value)! + Two (2) Earth Burger t-shirt designed by a local tattoo artist.

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    LET'S GO KOSHER! We divided up our kosher level to make it easier for you to help Earth Burger's kitchen kosher. This includes helping make sure all our kitchen equipment from the fryer, grill to refrigeration is kosher certified. Your support will also cover future kosher certification from the Vaad Hakashruth of San Antonio. In addition you will also receive four (4) official Earth Burger T-shirts, Rocket Level recognition on our Friends of Earth Burger Wall + a VIP tour for 10 before our soft opening + four tickets to the soft opening + big THANKS on our website + two (2) exclusive Earth Burger rewards cards ($832 value) that will get you one free meal a week for a year!

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    Platinum Level Supporter: Get Earth Burger all to yourself on a Saturday night! You and 30 of your closest friends can personalize Earth Burger for the night ($2,000 value)! Order off the menu, pick the radio station, and chill with your friends (BYOB). But, that is not all, at this level you also will receive 20 T-shirts + Platinum Level recognition on our Friends of Earth Burger Wall featured in the restaurant + recognition on our website + two (2) exclusive Earth Burger rewards cards that will get you one free meal a week for a year ($832)!

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    Platinum Level Supporter: Get Earth Burger all to yourself on a Saturday night! You and 30 of your closest friends can personalize Earth Burger for the night ($2,000 value)! Order off the menu, pick the radio station, and chill with your friends (BYOB) + all 30 of your friends will receive extremely exclusive Earth Burger T-shirts ($600 value)!

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    Diamond Level Supporter: We want you to feel the love! Get first-class catering by our Executive Chef Mike Behrend for up to 40 people within 50 miles of the San Antonio Area -- or a private party at Earth Burger with 40 of your closest friends ($2,500 value). Either choice includes two official Earth Burger T-shirts, Diamond Level recognition on our Friends of Earth Burger Wall + a VIP tour for 10 before our soft opening + four tickets to the soft opening + big THANKS on our website + four (5) exclusive Earth Burger rewards cards ($2,080 value) that will get you one free meal a week for a year!

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    Diamond Level Supporter: We want you to feel the love! For this level you will receive a Personalized Cooking Class with Executive Chef Mike Behrend for 20 people by our Executive Chef at the Culinary Institute of America! (Or at your home if you'd prefer!) ($3000 value). This reward will get you four (5) rewards card ($2,080 value) good for one meal a week for one year!

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