For Immediate Release:
July 11, 2023
Brittney Williams 202-483-7382
Chicago – PETA scoured the country for the Top 10 Vegan Dogs that kick meaty dogs’ buns—and the Windy City’s own Kale My Name has won a top spot for its fan-favorite Big Daddy Special, which offers double the dog.
Kale My Name—owned by Montenegro native Nemanja Golubovic, who hopes to open additional locations nationwide in his mission to make diverse selections of vegan cuisine more accessible—features an array of all-vegan dishes, from tacos and tequeños to burgers and wraps. The award-winning Big Daddy Special features two deliciously craveable Beyond Sausages topped with all the fixin’s and served with a side of crispy fries.
“Kale My Name’s delectable double dog is a tasty twist on a summertime classic and the perfect animal-friendly answer to any comfort food craving,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the award wieners on PETA’s national Top 10 list prove that compassion is a delicious business.”
Kale My Name will receive a framed certificate from PETA in honor of its culinary achievement. The other top dogs receiving the group’s recognition are the Rad Dawg at Totally Awesome Vegan Food Truck (Portland, Maine), the Scarecrow at The Frankenstand (Los Angeles), the Bahn Me Dawg at Pingala Cafe (Burlington, Vermont), the Vegan Buffalo Blu at Sporty Dog Creations (Baltimore), the Vegan Italian Warsaw at The Wienery (Minneapolis), the Coney Dog at VEG-N (Lansing, Michigan), the Chicago Hot at Doggystyle (Sarasota, Florida), the Vegan at Wiener Kitchen (Overland Park, Kansas), and the Vegan Chilly Cheez Dawg at Chilly Dawgz (Thomasville, Pennsylvania).
In addition to saving nearly 200 animals every year, each person who goes vegan reduces their own risk of suffering from heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer and shrinks their carbon footprint.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and offers a free vegan starter kit on its website. For more information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.