Tacoma Vegan Chicken Sandwich Wins Top PETA Spot

Peterson Bros. 1111 Earns National Kudos for Spicy, Animal-Friendly Buffalo Melt

For Immediate Release:
September 30, 2019

Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382

Tacoma, Wash. – There’s a new contender in the “Chicken Sandwich Wars”! PETA is releasing its list of the Top 21 Vegan Chicken Sandwiches of 2019 in the U.S.—and the Buffalo Melt from Peterson Bros. 1111 has nabbed a spot on the list. The award-winning sandwich’s Buffalo soy curls ‘chicken’ patty is topped with melted Chao dairy-free cheese, tomato, lettuce, and vegan ranch dressing.

“Today’s public is hungry for delicious vegan fare like Peterson Bros. 1111’s tangy and succulent Buffalo Melt,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “All the winners on PETA’s list soar high above old, meaty chicken sandwiches, which are basic, boring, and cruel to birds.”

PETA notes that vegan chicken sandwiches contain none of the saturated animal fat or cholesterol found in their meat-based counterparts—and they spare animals immense suffering. In today’s meat industry, chickens are crammed by the tens of thousands into filthy sheds and bred to grow such unnaturally large upper bodies that their legs often become crippled under the weight. At the slaughterhouse, their throats are cut, often while they’re still conscious, and many are scalded to death in defeathering tanks. Every person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals each year.

Other winners include the Nashville Hot Chickin’ Sandwich from national chain Veggie Grill, the Fried “Chicken” Sandwich from Nashville’s Vege-licious Cafe, and the OG Sando from Los Angeles’ Lettuce Feast.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information and to view the complete list, please visit PETA.org or click here.

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