Does the Loving Hut vegan food franchise front for a cult? Hey, who cares as long as the food is good, right?The following photos accompany this week's feature, "Loving Cult,"
regarding the restaurants inspired by Supreme Master Ching Hai. Followers of the Vietnam-born guru believe her to be on par with Buddha or Jesus Christ. But where Jesus fed the masses with loaves and fishes, Hai's devotees do it without meat, fish, poultry, eggs, or milk products. Talk about a miracle. And it's good for the planet and your body, too. All photos are by Jamie Peachey. For more on Loving Hut's menu and its locations in Glendale and Phoenix, see the company's Web site