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Vegan investor Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal has reportedly signed a deal to bring a vegan fast food chain to the Middle East.

He revealed the news about Plant Power Fast Food in an interview with Arabian Business.

Khaled, Founder and CEO of KBW Ventures as well as Investment Director of Plant Based News, says the chain serves plant-based alternatives to classic fast-food fare, including burgers, hot dogs, and milkshakes.

Vegan food

“We’ve just closed a deal to invest with them and take the rights to open up these fast food joints in the region,” he told the publication.

“It’s an amazing restaurant, and I couldn’t be happier with the partners.

“We see eye to eye, we have the same mission and we have the same passion. It’s just a beautiful company and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of it.”

Khaled speaks to Plant Based News about why he went vegan

Healthy vegan

Speaking to PBN about the plans, Khaled said he wants to show people how sustainable and delicious a whole food plant-based diet can be.

“The most important thing is the quality of the food,” he said. “You can be an unhealthy vegan, but that’s not the market we’re looking for.

“We are not aiming for the vegans – as we will get them regardless. We all stand next to each other and I love that.

“I always want to focus on the non-vegans, so they can transition into becoming plant-based, responsible eaters or flexitarians.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.