Project Pollo, the San Antonio-born fast food restaurant known for its plant-based fried “chikn” dishes, is opening a second location in Houston.
The last outpost opens on Saturday September 18 at 6705 Fondren Road in Sharpstown. He joins a location that opened in a former Whataburger in Katy, at 514 Mason Road, earlier this summer.
Project Pollo, which was founded in San Antonio in September 2020, serves soy-based ‘chicken without chicken’ dishes like vegan buffalo chicken nuggets, spicy chicken sandwiches, and fries loaded with nutty queso. of cashew, pico and vegan ranch dressing. There are also burgers, like Double Cheez, made with Impossible Meat and vegetable cheddar.
Project Pollo owner Lucas Bradbury, who founded the restaurant amid the coronavirus pandemic, wanted to shake up the fast food industry with a restaurant that paid employees a living wage while providing plant-based foods affordable, he told QSR Magazine earlier this year. Most of Project Pollo’s meals cost less than ten dollars, and the company pays its employees a base salary of $ 15 an hour. The restaurant also offers a “pay what you can” program with certain menu items. In addition, the proceeds from the sale of certain dishes benefit animal rights and rescue organizations, such as the Veteran’s Pet Rescue Express of San Antonio.
Since its inception a year ago, Project Pollo has already expanded to eight sites in San Antonio, Austin and Houston, with about two dozen additional sites planned in Texas by 2022.