Meatless Monday Restaurants

Restaurateurs and chefs have found that participating in Meatless Monday and featuring meatless dishes one day a week has been great for their business and their customers. Why?

Meatless Monday brings customers in.

Monday, typically a slow day in the restaurant business, gets an infusion of excitement when meatless specials orspecial menus are only available on that night. In a recent Meatless Monday survey, over 66% of respondents said that not only would they get a table at a restaurant that participates in Meatless Monday, but that they’d also bring friends!

Meatless Monday keeps diners coming back.

By highlighting produce-focused dishes on the menu for Meatless Monday, restaurants have the opportunity to connect with the growing movement and diners who care about issues like sustainability and seasonality. In the Meatless Monday Facebook survey, 55% of respondents said that they look forward to seasonal dishes and inventive recipes on Meatless Monday.

Meatless Monday is cost effective and easy to plan.

Meatless Monday is a fully customizable, easy to use, and completely free way for restaurants to promote meatless eating once a week. The Meatless Monday website offers resources from sample menus to digital graphics to help you get started making the program a part of your business.

Top chefs agree: veggies have a place at the center of the plate!

Chef Bill Telepan of Telepan Restaurant, Chef Matteo Bergamini of SD26, Chef Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto, Chef Ivy Stark of Dos Caminos, and Chef Bryce Shuman of Betony explained what they love about hosting Meatless Monday in their restaurants.

Learn more about Meatless Monday resources for restaurants in our Restaurant Marketing Kit, and see the articles below for more examples and ideas to help get your started.


Use social media to share your Meatless Monday specials online

It’s never been easier to share your promotions online. Use these examples of successful social media posts from Meatless Monday restaurants to get started! (read more)

New York’s Iconic SD26 Goes Meatless Monday

Marisa May, co-owner of SD26 at Madison Square Park, recently joined the Meatless Monday campaign. May knew that many of her friends and fellow restaurateurs were… (read more)

Not Your Grandma’s Veggie Burger

Succulent selection of plant-based burgers wows judges at Meatless Monday competition at the Natural Gourmet Institute. Plus, get the recipes. (read more)

Veggie lovers rejoice for ‘Meatless Mondays’

John Fraser first gained his reputation as a veggie guru when the chef/owner of Dovetail introduced Meatless Mondays at the Upper West Side restaurant in 2010, composing… (read more)

Meatless Monday Restaurants in Canada

Tableau Bar Bistro

Alta Bistro

The Ajaz Pita Pit