The arrival of Mr Charlie’s, which is regarded as the “vegan McDonald’s” in Sydney, has made a huge impact on the city’s vegan scene.
After establishing a strong following in LA in 2022, the restaurant chain then expanded to San Francisco and opened its first Australian branch in Redfern.
The main reason why Mr Charlie’s is so special is its approach to plant-based food. The menu is full of vegan dishes that are designed to satisfy the cravings of any diner.
Some of the most popular items include the Not a Cheeseburger, the Frowny Meal, and the Big Chuck.
These dishes prove that being vegan doesn’t have to mean restricting your diet to just lettuce.
The McDonald’s color scheme is intentionally parodyed by Mr Charlie’s.
The restaurant takes a humorous approach to the fast-food establishment while also making a statement against cruelty-free eating.
The story of Mr Charlie’s also revolves around Taylor McKinnon, its co-founder.
Before he moved to Australia, McKinnon was living in Los Angeles and struggling with his own issues
. Fortunately, he came across a charitable organization that helps people in need.
After spending a couple of years in Sydney, he decided to open Mr Charlie’s in Redfern, which is located in the culturally significant city of Redfern.
The restaurant’s opening is also due to the company’s commitment to helping the country’s Aboriginal communities.