True, it's a chain, but, if it's gotta be a chain, why not be a vegan chain? I've been to these in SoCal, and they are what is to be expected: good quality, vegan food freshly and quickly prepared.
The salads, sides and appetizers are focused on fake meat and fried items, but, boy are they good. The deep fried portobello mushrooms are fabulous. The fries are among my favorite vegan fries. The desserts are vegan, but nothing gluten free. The food bowls are fun cornucopias of fresh ingredients that are raw, lightly seasoned or roasted. Grains are present but minimal compared to the veggies and proteins.
Most people here tend to get the fake meat burgers and sandwiches, and of course, the nachos. Who doesn't adore nachos?!
Add some sriracha or Mexican hot sauce to your meal, and you're pretty set to go here. Prices are reasonable, and you can box up your items easily with to go boxes at the fixings and beverage bar.
Cons: chain, raw-limited