My vegetarian wife and sons and I are taking my Mom in Sunnyvale to dinner this Friday at the U.S. branch of Sarvanaa Bhavan. It occupies what used to be CoCo's (a favorite of my Mom's) at Fremont Ave. and South Mary. Any experiences? In any event, we'll report back.
From their amazing and charming web site (http://www.saravanabhavan.com/inter.htm), this looks like the first deployment in the U.S. of a huge multinational vegetarian restaurant, fast food and hotel chain. That said, their publicity is a far cry from the way our own multinational corporations present themselves. "In service over 22 years from dawn to midnight, over 1,00,000 people step in & out to feed their hunger & to quench their thirst. We dedicate this site to all our patrons world over" - "Listen to our jingle." However - if we're constitutionally opposed to Starbuck's, Marriott's and McDonald's - how is Sarvanaa Bhavan different (other than maybe better food)?
I am not in the employ or service of Sarvanaa Bhavan.