Updated: Open as of 1/24/22
Coming soon signage for PLNT Burger is up now at 139 Fourth Ave. between 13th Street and 14th Street. (Thanks to EVG reader Jeanne Krier for the tip and photo!)
This is the first NYC outpost for the Virginia-based chain that has locations in that state and in Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.
The company is the work of celebrity chef-Food Network star Spike Mendelsohn. He told this to Jennifer Gould at the Post earlier in the fall:
"I'm very excited to be back in New York with a plant-based restaurant, full of advocacy, and doing what is good for the planet," said Mendelsohn, who opened 10 PLNT locations in Pennsylvania and in the D.C. area over the past 18 months.The Union Square spot will be 850 square feet, focusing on take-out — with four or five seats at the counter. The plan is to open more locations in the city, he added.
This Fourth Avenue space was previously home to another quick-serve concept, Glaze Teriyaki Grill.