Burgerlords’ Double Vegan Cheeseburger Wins PETA ‘Top 10’ Spot

For National Hamburger Week, Local Eatery Is Honored for Tasty Patty Made From Mushrooms, Eggplant, Cashews, and More

For Immediate Release:
May 9, 2019

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – PETA has selected the 2019 winners of the Top 10 Golden Burger Awards from restaurants across the country—and Burgerlords has nabbed a spot on the list for its Double Vegan Cheeseburger.

The award-winning burger is made fresh every day from whole foods, including mushrooms, eggplants, garbanzo beans, and other ingredients, and flavored with a secret spice blend. It’s topped with Follow Your Heart’s American cheese and Thousand Island dressing (both vegan) plus all the trimmings on a toasted sponge bun.

“From its top-secret spices to its sponge bun bottom, this tasty burger lords it over 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.

Burgerlords will receive a framed certificate. Other winners include the Bac’n Cheezeburger at Arlo’s Curbside Kitchen in Austin, Texas; the Black Bean Burger from Sunspot in Knoxville, Tennessee; the Whiskey BBQ Mushroom Burger at Kahiau’s Bakery & Cafe in Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Green New American Vegetarian’s Big Wac in Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona.

To view the complete rankings, please visit PETA.org or click here.

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