Vegan Fast Food Restaurant Plant Power To Open Location In SDSU College Area

February 2, 2019

Plant Power Fast Food, the popular vegan drive-through chain that launched its first branch in San Diego's Ocean Beach neighborhood in 2016, will launch its fourth outpost in the San Diego State University College area later this year, taking over the location that last housed The Den by Denny's.

Plant Power Fast Food was started by Mitch Wallis, who is also the founder of Hillcrest's Evolution Fast Food. The first location of Plant Power Fast Food opened in Ocean Beach in January 2016 and quickly became a popular destination for those craving healthy and plant-based versions of traditional fast food offerings. After launching an online crowd-sourced funding initiative with the goal to make the company a national chain, a second location debuted in Encinitas in 2017, followed by a third launched in Redlands, CA. There is also a branch opening in Long Beach, CA, later this year. 

The SDSU College Area Plant Power will soon move into what was once a fast-casual, night-focused version of American chain Denny's, called The Den. Unlike other branches, there will not be a drive-up window for car dining or take out, so patrons will have to get their food through an indoor counter-service system. 

The menu at Plant Power has no meat or animal products and includes items like a mock meat spicy Buffalo chicken sandwich and a meatless BBQ burger with onion rings and vegan cheddar 'cheese'. The eateries also serve an assortment of hot dogs, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads, smoothies, desserts and more, as well as offerds a popular breakfast menu that features bagels and vegan cream cheese and 'egg' sandwiches. 

Plant Power Fast Food SDSU is slated to open at 5842 Hardy Avenue in Rolando by mid-2019. For more information, visit