Cleveland Eatery Teams Up With PETA for All-Vegan Earth Day Menu

For Immediate Release:
April 21, 2021

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Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Cleveland, Ohio – As part of PETA’s “Go Vegan for the Earth” Day campaign, award-winning local restaurant Boss ChicknBeer is going all-vegan at its Berea location tomorrow. Its mouthwatering and emissions-slashing selections include a smoked tempura fried tofu Southern Chick sandwich slathered with Superfood Slaw and BBQ or Buffalo sauce, creamy Boss Vegan Mac served with tempura fried cauliflower, and a “cheesy” vegan chili dog on a pretzel bun topped with fried tofu and green onion.

“These vegan picks taste delicious, leave gentle animals in peace, and protect the planet,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA commends Boss ChicknBeer for setting the green standard this Earth Day by ditching meat, eggs, and dairy.”

By some estimates, animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gases than all the world’s transportation systems combined. The United Nations says that a global shift toward vegan eating is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change and that raising animals for food is “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.” Every individual who eats vegan saves 1,100 gallons of water, nearly 40 pounds of grain, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions (which is the same as a gallon of gas), and 30 square feet of forested land each day, in addition to preventing animals from suffering on filthy farms before their throats are slit in slaughterhouses.

More than 100 restaurants are participating in PETA’s campaign, including national chain Ike’s Love and Sandwiches; Kale My Name in Chicago; Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, D.C.; and Arlo’s Curbside Kitchen in Austin, Texas.

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 or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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