Vegetarian and vegan-friendly fast food joint, Lord of the Fries, hosted a “Taste and Talk Ethics” event with special guests and plenty of food.
Hungry vegetarians and vegans crowded in to Lord of the Fries’ Chapel Street digs to chow down on an array of burgers and chips.
Aside from the tasty spread of food, the impressive speakers in attendance included Geneva Pritchard, the Founder & Director of KombuchAID, a drink that increases gut health and supports children in developing countries, Alicia Darvall, Director of B Lab Australia & New Zealand, a body that certifies sustainable businesses and Lord of the Fries’ very own co-founder, Amanda Walker.
The overwhelming message of the evening from all speakers, was that eating ethically and supporting ethical business are as important as each other. Pritchard commented that she doesn’t accept bad behaviour in the business world as “simply part of business”, but rather will only work with people who share her business values.
Sam Koronczyk, one of the Lord of the Fries group founders also revealed future plans to expand the menu, and the business.
“We have a new menu coming soon including a schnitzel burger and fish burger.
“Down the track we are looking to move to an entirely vegan menu rather than vegetarian, but vegan cheese is super expensive. So, until we can find a delicious and affordable vegan cheese we will not be vegan. We will also need a suitable egg replacement substitute for some of our breakfast options.”
Having just opened their first store in New Zealand, Koronczyk says there are plans for a second one before the end of the year and openings in South Australia and Brisbane coming soon.