Philanthropist, mentor and entrepreneur Tarvarus Osborne has launched his second Vegan On The Go restaurant in Riviera Beach, Florida and mobile gaming app, Vegan On The Go Adventures, to the App Store last week on May 27, 2021. The grand opening was held at his new vegan restaurant at 1665 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Suite 5 in Riviera Beach, where a complimentary “Impossible” burger were given out to essential workers in law enforcement, city officials, and healthcare industry as a tribute to their hard work during the pandemic. The mobile app enables customers to earn Vegan On The Go coins and trade them off for free food at the restaurants.
Tarvarus Osborne, a determined entrepreneur and father of eight beautiful children, built his thriving restaurant empire from scratch. Even though he is not a stranger to bitter challenges in life, he believes one could transform negativity and bad luck into success through perseverance. Osborne was once homeless because of the failure of his first business venture, which drowned him in self-doubt, hardships in life and embarrassment. He lost mobility in his legs in late 2020 because of a ruptured spleen. However, the fighting spirit within Osborne helped him overcome both obstacles and flourish. He channeled his positive energy to create the successful, black-owned restaurant brand, Vegan On The Go, which now has branches in Ft. Lauderdale and Riviera Beach, Florida.
Nearly 100,000 businesses have permanently shutdown during the pandemic, according to Yelp.com’s Local Economic Impact Report. Despite the pandemic, Osborne attributes the rapid growth of his business to the support of his family and loyal customers. Now, he is going to duplicate his successful business model to serve gourmet fast food at affordable rates to the community in Riviera Beach.
Besides serving tasty vegan food, Osborne plans to host monthly events called “Healthy Bites with Vegan On The Go.” The purpose of the program is to increase access to healthy food, beverages and resources in low-income communities. Osborne believes this will save them from chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.