We are so much more.
And what we’re doing is working - we're bringing home the bacon (minus the pig, of course).
We have already grown beyond a single location, expanding at a fast rate while also holding strong to our value of giving back. We are focusing on bringing good food to everyone including institutions like hospitals, schools, and more.
Dharma Foundation: Good food doing good things for our world
We believe it is our responsibility to give back to the communities that support us, to be the change we want to see, to lead by example. Because charity is the ultimate form of hospitality and hospitality is what we do.
In 2019 we established the Dharma Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization providing financial and volunteer support to our local communities, focusing on humanitarian needs, environmental protection, and animal welfare. We also provide an employee giving campaign and seek to partner with organizations that share the same social responsibility values.
In 2021 we proudly partnered with Round it Up America to further amplify our ability to raise funds for our local communities. When you visit us we take donations directly at the register so our customers know that when they give back their money is going directly to positive change.
Already Expanding Across Central Florida
Our three fast-casual restaurant locations operate out of popular food halls in Orlando, Tampa, and Sanford. Guests order at the counter and our team members bring their meals to them once ready. Simple as that.
Our Dharma Southern Kitchen Food Truck also serves our standard menu offerings at several community events and farmer’s markets on a monthly basis. Did we mention we book private events too?
All the while, we are still running the original The Vegan Hot Dog Cart, a community staple serving five different vegan dog options.
We also offer:
- Catering for groups of any size.
- On-site events offering reception-style or buffet-style service for groups from 25 - 200.
- Wholesale and pre-packaged goods that have been provided to local medical centers and boutique hotels.
Along with our established presence in Central Florida, we have a large and growing social following (MOS 28.7k, Dharma 30.7K Instagram followers) and great reviews (4.5 stars).
*These testimonials may not be representative of the experience of other customers and is not a guarantee of future performance or success.
We were named the #1 vegan dog in America by Peta in 2014. (Source)
Lights, Camera, Cook
In 2022 we will begin filming an exciting reality TV show based on the 2020 Regional Emmy Winning Lifestyle Program “Food for Thought with Jorge Estevez”.
The goal of the show is to show “a day in the life” as the team works through different opportunities and challenges. Not only will this show give insight into who the team is and how they got where they are today, it will also show the scale of the business and its continuous growth.
This new show will have a large focus on our positive impact on the world while also showcasing our business and our charity work highlighting how what we are doing today is making the world better than when we woke up. Along with this, our show will look into our founder and CEO, Shaun, his story and convey how you can do this too!