Mark of the Beastro Wins National PETA Award for Devilishly Good Vegan Burger

For Immediate Release:
May 18, 2023

David Perle 202-483-7382

Salt Lake City – In honor of National Hamburger Month, PETA has named its picks for the best vegan burgers in the U.S., and SLC’s own Mark of the Beastro has won a top spot with its sinfully delicious Garlic Mushroom Burger, a juicy, meat-free guilty pleasure.

Located at 666 S. State St. (yes, really), the eatery is widely loved not just for its heavenly vegan comfort food but also for its tongue-in-cheek menu, which includes Burgatory, Sinwiches, and, for dessert, of course, Temptations. The award-winning Garlic Mushroom Burger features a no-beef patty topped with savory garlic, mushrooms, dairy-free cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onions—and it’s good enough to make anyone commit the sin of gluttony.

“Keeping Mark of the Beastro’s mouthwatering, garlicky comfort food classic to ourselves would be heresy,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the winning vegan burgers on PETA’s national top 10 list prove that serving plant-based foods is a wickedly smart business decision.”

Mark of the Beastro will receive a framed certificate from PETA in honor of its culinary achievement. The other top burgers receiving the group’s recognition are the Ménage à Trois at Slutty Vegan (Atlanta), the Mushroom Swizz Burger at Modern Love Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska), the Love Life Burger at Love Life Cafe (Miami), the Beet Burger at Three Carrots (Indianapolis), the Flatiron at Meta Burger (Boulder, Denver, and Edgewater, Colorado), the Dirty Secret at J. Selby’s (St. Paul, Minnesota), the WAP-er at Houstatlantavegan (Houston), the Deluxe Vurger at Vurger Guyz (Los Angeles), and the Cowboy Burger at Bean Vegan Cuisine (Charlotte, North Carolina).

Every person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals each year daily suffering and terrifying deaths and reduces their risk of developing heart disease and cancer. PETA’s free vegan starter kit can help those looking to make the switch.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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