Well, it was great winning lots of gift certificates to the Luna Grill on the radio in San Diego, but now I don’t live near one, so goodbye to free house salads with falafel for awhile. They even gave out lots of freebie coupons in the Get 1 Free publication when they had a grand opening in Scripps Ranch. They also had a sign-up freebie shareable for joining LUNATIC RewardsTM, as I described in a previous post. I presume this freebie is still offered as the Rewards page refers to the “Free Shareable,” but sometimes sign-up freebies are limited time promotions (like with Chipotle, for example.)
If you haven’t done so recently, the LUNATIC RewardsTM app probably needs an update. I recently earned 25 BONUS points for inviting myself. Here is my invite code: JillBa4860
I want to thank the cool people who used my invite code so I could get free veggie kabobs. If you get one for making a referral make note that the code you get is for the a la carte veggie kabob rather than the entrée one (the cashier may get confused if you just say “veggie kabob.”)
I do, however, think they are insane to not have vegan bread. Their pita has dairy and their multigrain flatbread (lavash) contains honey. As I mentioned before, honey has been shown to have weed killer in it.
At least, according to their To Go Menu, Luna Grill uses “project verified, non-GMO oil that is free of trans-fat and soy” to make their “marinades, dressings and fried items.” They also started promoting Meatless Mondays (murder free Mondays.)
On one visit, the employee, Samuel, asked me if I wanted dessert. I replied, “No; it sucks that your desserts aren’t vegan.”
He said, “We can only do so much.”
I looked at the dessert case, noticing that those cupcakes could easily be made vegan and said, “Make them vegan!” When I received a menu for Fresh Brothers (Pizza · Salad · Wings) I noticed their desserts were vegan! So there’s no excuse for a restaurant’s desserts to not be vegan. And what sucks is that the birthday freebie from the Lunatics app isn’t vegan!
Oh, and then the dude who sat near me didn’t eat all the dead chicken from his plate, which means that he probably doesn’t really care for meat. Otherwise, why not save it instead of wasting “food”?
Recent e-mails in April 2018 announced the Beyond Burger. (Plant based burger, but not offered at the Camino del Sur location, and also, “Not able to prepare vegan style.” WTF? “The revolutionary plant-based burger prepared with grilled onions, lettuce, tomato and spicy feta.” A dairy product?)
So, one of Luna Grill’s problems is that they offer stuff that should be vegan, but for some reason they make it not vegan. What is that about?