Malibu’s Burgers is a Black-owned vegan food business that specializes in fast food. It was founded by Darren Preston in 2019, and launched as a food truck in January 2020 based out of Oakland, California. We offer plant-based alternatives to classic burger joint favorites: burgers, shakes, and fries. Through our food, we hope to promote how delicious and comforting plant-based diets can be. We are firm believers that if more people were to incorporate more plant-based products into their diets, this would be the first step towards making the world a better place.
With this Go Fund Me, you will help us move into a permanent location so that we can use our resources to help our communities. With a lack of Black vegan businesses and a quickly growing number of closing Black businesses here in Oakland, Malibu’s Burgers will be more than just a restaurant; Malibu’s Burgers will strive to be a platform for change. With your help, we can make this change happen together.
Funding would do more than just help open a brick and mortar; it would be the stepping stone to help our communities. We plan to employ those who need it the most, pay competitively and become a positive staple in the Oakland community. Moreover, Malibu’s Burgers is often contacted by local organizations to help feed youth and homeless, but our current set-up does not allow us to meet the demand that is often requested. This would change working out of a permanent location. Once we have access to a bigger and stable kitchen, we will partner with local organizations to feed the less fortunate and youth in our communities. Our goal is making vegan alternatives accessible to all people. Veganism represents kindness, love and health. It should not be reserved for only those who can afford it. We also promise to help another entrepreneur with their start-up in order to pay forward what has been given to us.
Let’s do some good together! We appreciate you all, and hope you find this cause worthy of donating to.
*Credit for Team Photo: Emma K. Morris*
- Maria Ramirez
- Janice Lee
- Kisha D. Doebler
- Hollie Ashby
- Anthony Kopec