April Is the Month of Veggie Love!

All April long and at every location, Laughing Planet Cafe celebrates our age-old commitment to all things veggie-licious! Spotlights on our menu, special postings on social media, the changing of the “seasonal veggie” guard mid-month, and a brand new all-vegan Seasonal that debuts on April 15!

AND AS IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH: All month long, sub daiya cheese for dairy cheese for FREE, and/or add Vegan Sour Cream to any meal for FREE!
veggie month at laughing planet cafe

Laughing Planet’s Expansion Plans Makes the News

A Growing Restaurant Garners Headlines

laughing planet cafe expandsYesterday’s interview of Laughing Planet’s CEO Franz Spielvogel has led to a flurry of coverage for the restaurant, which plans a major expansion effort starting in December of this year with the new SW Jefferson “Satellite” location. The newest addition to the family of ten restaurants has been described as “the greatest hits of Laughing Planet,” combined with a faster, easier model that allows customers to take what they need from freshly made burritos, salads and more.

Next year, the company plans to expand deeper into Oregon, including surrounding neighborhoods of Portland like Lake Oswego. Beyond that, lovers of Laughing Planet can expect to find new locations popping up in Reno, Salt Lake City, and even Boise at some point in the near future.

Read more coverage with the initial article, “Laughing Planet seeks higher orbit with multi-state expansion” in today’s Portland Business Journal (by Wendy Culverwell).

And read the story as discussed in today’s Oregon Live: “Laughing Planet Cafe plans national expansion,” by Michael Russell.

Last, read coverage in today’s Eater PDX: “Laughing Planet Plans Major Local, National Expansion,” by Erin DeJesus.

Updated / Expanded Coverage

Nov. 18, 2013: “Laughing Planet seeks higher orbit with multi-state expansion,” Portland Biz Journal Real Estate Daily, by Wendy Culverwell.

Nov. 20, 2013: “Laughing Planet’s Franz Spielvogel talks growth, healthy foods,” Sustainable Business Oregon, by Wendy Culverwell.

Nov. 20, 2013: “Q&A with Laughing Planet’s stellar explorer, Franz Spielvogel,” Portland Business Journal Real Estate Daily, by Wendy Culverwell.

Nov. 21, 2013: “Portland’s Laughing Planet Cafe to open Reno Midtown location in May,” Reno Gazette Journal’s Reno Rebirth blog, by Mark Robison.

Nov. 22, 2013: “From classy to quirky: 10 Eugene restaurants with great ambiance,” Eugene Daily Emerald, by Jessica Fisher.

Seasonal Veggie Arrives: Delicata Squash

Grilled Local Delicata Squash Is Here!
delicata squash
The new seasonal veggie at Laughing Planet Cafe has officially been introduced (Monday, October 14, 2013), and it’s Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash! Locally sourced from Delta Farms on Sauvie Island, these beautiful and delicious gourds arrive at our PDX commissary after only a 14.7 mile trip. How’s that for local?!

This fantastic, healthy, slightly sweet and very savory roasted squash pairs well with just about everything on our menu, but you may find the following combos to be especially delightful:

  • BBQ Chicken Quesadilla
  • Spinach & Black Bean or Bubba Burrito Burritos
  • Spanky’s Bowl
  • New Kids Trifecta

And it’s only $1.50 to add it in to any dish, while a full side order is only $3.00