We’ve all heard it. “Fast food is terrible for you”, “do you have any idea what’s actually in that?”, or “processed foods will give you cancer one day”. Even with the familiarity of the substandard ingredients and disadvantages of a diet constructed of unbalanced nutritional values, 1 in 7 Americans will still choose to eat at a fast food restaurant per day.
Many today have the impression that to follow the requirements of a vegetarian diet is unsatisfying considering the lackluster taste. In addition to inadequate taste, many also feel that healthier options are substantially overpriced in comparison to a fast food meal. GladiatorVeg is here to change that.
Gladiators, the strong armed middle-class heroes in combat, led a diet that had a strong emphasis on grains. Aiming to give families strength and sustenance, owners Patricia Ode, Alex Zoma, and Matthew Chatlin named their newly founded business after the vegetarian war heroes.
GladiatorVeg is the first of its kind in the United States, with prospects to “teach through taste” and is striving to bring sustainability across the board. “We are the new fast food company for families. McDonald’s had won families in the 1950s and that has eroded every single day since. We feel there is no better place for you to bring your children than cheap, fast, healthy, amazing tasting food” says Matthew Chatlin, cofounder of GladiatorVeg. Their low pricing starting from $2.50, also incorporates quick and feasible pre-packaged options that accommodates for any person’s busy lifestyle.
In addition to their healthy “fast food” options, GladiatorVeg has taken the extra step to guarantee that all their products are environmentally friendly. Supplementary to their animal, dairy, and processed free menu, GladiatorVeg strides to provide biodegradable utensils and takeout containers made of bamboo and plant fibers.
Inspiringly, Co-Founder and chef Patricia Ode is dedicated to making a difference. Her own journey through diet reversal and focus towards a raw diet has aided her in relinquishing issues impeding her health and wellness. After meeting Matthew at the Plant Based Nutrition Support Group, the two teamed up with Alex Zoma and opened up their first GladiorVeg location within Pump It Up in Westland. Now, GladiatorVeg has three locations in Westland, Wixom, and Auburn Hills that cater specifically for children’s events and parties. The GladiatorVeg team is currently anticipating the opening of their first café location in the near future but until then will continue to offer catering options for the public to experience.
To look into more information on GladiatorVeg or to speak with someone in regards of catering for your future event, please visit their website at https://www.gladiatorveg.com. Try your luck at winning some free menu items by signing up before January 2nd!
By Victoria Tsai
Social Media Coordinator at JMJ Phillip Group