Cambridge vegan chain Stem and Glory is to open its first London site following a successful Crowdcube appeal raised £616,170.
The new restaurant is expected to open around the Old Street area with the company’s founders looking to expand internationally should the move to London be successful.
Stem and Glory’s London branch is expected to offer the same menu that is offered at its Cambridge sites. The menu ranges globally rather than focusing on a particular cuisine, a trend that is currently popular in the vegan restaurant business.
Only 0.1% of UK restaurants are currently vegan-only however current trends show the restaurants are seeing high footfall, particularly for take away.
A Stem and Glory statement at the time of the Crowdcube appeal, said: “Stem and Glory is a plant based restaurant chain on a mission to disrupt the restaurant industry by serving plant based food delicious enough to turn everyone vegan.
“With two busy restaurants in Cambridge we are now seeking funds to launch a 3rd location in London and prepare the brand for a roll out”.