Vegetarian Restaurant Chain
A health conscious, meat-free food chain with a focus to helping the environment.
The competition is only open to people between 18-34 years-old and resident in UK, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark or the Netherlands. Does this apply to you
Country of residence of entrepreneur
Tell us about your personal background. Why are you passionate about this issue? Making an idea a reality takes innovation, dedication and strong leadership. Do you have the necessary entrepreneurial skills to realize your vision?
Meat production at current levels is not sustainable. There is a distinct lack of restaurant options for vegetarians/vegans and opening a chain for that purpose would have a huge market now, and these restaurants would also avoid packaging, and aim to be wholly enviromentally friendly. I am passionate about this cause because in the UK and elsewhere it's a glaring option to help us think about how the food we consume affects the planet.
About Your Organization
United Kingdom, Middlesbrouh
Country where this project is creating social impact
United Kingdom, MDB
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The Need: What problem are you trying to solve?
Overconsumption of meat (production of carbon dioxide, use of grains etc leaving some without enough food)
Getting rid of unneccesary packaging
The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!
use of plastic containers for takeaway foods, returnable for deposit
encourage vegetarian meals through the prominent display of veggie food restaurants
The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities
Use of plastic food/drink containers for takeaway food will leave less litter on the streets and encourage personal responsibility through use of deposit. Indoor meals won't use wasteful paper and cardboard.
The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?
Eating well is becoming increasingly popular, as is a vegetarian diet so other chains will/ have opened.
Select the stage that best applies to your business
Operating for less than a year
This Entry is about (Issues)
What is the social impact you have had to date and how you measure it?
Need funding to get up and running! but found a lot of interest in environmental food issues.
What barriers might hinder the success of your business? How do you plan to overcome them?
Lack of funding- winning competitions :D
How does your model address financial, social, and environmental sustainability?
Financial- people will always want to eat nice things! great food will gain returning customers.
social - more people than ever are interested in a meat-free/vegan diet
enviromental- no meat reduces impact of having fed the animals (CO2 emissions)
Awareness & learning
How do you see social entrepreneurship contributing to the improvement of developing countries?
Entrepreneurship allows people in developing countries to bypass a lack of gainful employment and/or poor wages or working conditions and gain more control over their lives.
What aspects of your stay in Uganda as part of the competition do you think you will find most challenging and rewarding?
Being away from home and the sheer differences between Uganda and the UK will be very challenging. It will be most rewarding to experience more of the world and learn.