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From Food Truck to Restaurant: Planet Vegan Is Squashing the Beef in NW Fresno
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By Eric Martinez
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March 25, 2024
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Planet Vegan serves up its take on the most popular fast-food items at its Palm and Nees location in northwest Fresno. (GV Wire/Eric Martinez)

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Opening a restaurant is never easy. But Planet Vegan’s owners have overcome even taller hurdles than most to open their shop at Palm and Nees avenues in northwest Fresno.

In June 2022, their popular food truck went up in flames and injured two people, including co-owner owner Joe Ellis, who suffered severe burns.

Co-owner Michael McElroy took GV Wire behind the grill to show how their tasty food is made.

McElroy says they looked at the most popular items at fast-food restaurants “and came up with our own vegan ways to make it” with the highest quality ingredients.

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Eric Martinez,
Digital Cinematographer
Eric joined GV Wire in late 2023 as a Digital Cinematographer. He came with prior experience in Videography in both Fresno State University and Freelance Videography. His Bachelors in Film and Media Arts was received in May 2023. He has a passion for film, travelling, and fitness. You can contact him at (559) 570-0846.

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