For National Hamburger Week, Local Food Truck Is Honored for Tasty Patty Topped With Optional Mac 'n' Cheeze and More
For Immediate Release:
May 9, 2019
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Austin, Texas – PETA has selected the 2019 winners of the Top 10 Golden Burger Awards from restaurants across the country—and Arlo’s Curbside Kitchen has nabbed a spot on the list for its Bac’n Cheezeburger.
The award-winning burger is served from Arlo’s three food trucks, which set up outside Cheer Up Charlies, The Grackle, and Spider House. The patty is soy- and gluten-free, and it’s stacked with house-made seitan bac’n, melted cheeze, and all the trimmings. Diners can make it a double or add vegan mac and cheese.
“With its sky-high stack of tasty toppings, this food truck’s burger is miles ahead of other cheeseburgers,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the satisfying burgers on PETA’s national Top 10 list are proving that compassion can be a delicious business.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is the human-supremacist view that other species are nothing more than commodities. The group notes that sensitive, gentle cows destined to become hamburger patties are transported to slaughterhouses in all weather extremes. Then, they’re strung up by one leg and their throat is slit, sometimes while they’re still conscious. Eating meat and other animal-derived foods has been conclusively linked to a higher risk of suffering from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. Every person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals every year.
Arlo’s Curbside Kitchen will receive a framed certificate. Other winners include the Double Vegan Cheeseburger at Burgerlords in Los Angeles; the Black Bean Burger from Sunspot in Knoxville, Tennessee; the Whiskey BBQ Mushroom Burger at Kahiau’s Bakery & Cafe in Virginia Beach, Virginia; and the Big Wac at Green New American Vegetarian in Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona.