Local Favorite Recognized for All-Vegan Burgers, Melts, Shakes, and More
For Immediate Release:
July 21, 2020
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – A Vegan Business Award is on its way from PETA to Burgerlords for unveiling a new eco- and animal-friendly all-vegan menu amid COVID-19, which originated in a meat market.
“Growing up working in my family’s restaurant, I always wanted to have my own place that represented how I ate,” says owner Frederick Guerrero. “We’ve gone back and forth with the idea of going all vegan with the restaurants, so we figured that now was [as good a] time as any to make the leap.” The new menu includes the Sourdough Garlic Melt (a house-made vegan patty topped with dairy-free provolone, 2,000 Island sauce, grilled onions, and garlic oil), the Buffalo Ranch Tofu Burger (a battered tofu patty topped with vegan ranch, Buffalo sauce, and carrot celery slaw), and Tahini Milkshakes.
“As COVID-19 forces the world to face the dangers of the meat industry, Burgerlords is busy becoming the king of delicious meat-free burgers,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is recognizing this beloved business’s crowd-pleasing cuisine for showing that the future of dining is vegan.”
PETA notes that confining and killing animals for food has been linked to SARS, swine flu, bird flu, and COVID-19—and a new strain of swine flu with “pandemic potential” has been spreading from pigs to humans in China. The meat industry has allowed slaughterhouse workers to face a nearly unchecked spread of the novel coronavirus. Less than half of slaughterhouses report offering testing to their employees, and more than 36,000 cases among workers have been recorded—a rate that’s nine times higher than the overall U.S. infection rate.
Every person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals each year; reduces their own risk of suffering from heart disease, cancer, strokes, and numerous other health conditions; and significantly reduces their carbon footprint, as the meat and dairy industries are leading producers of the greenhouse gases driving the worst effects of the climate crisis.
Burgerlords will receive a framed certificate.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.