The Butcher’s Son’s Bacon Cheese Burger Wins PETA ‘Top 10’ Spot

For National Hamburger Week, All-Vegan Delicatessen Is Honored for Tasty 'Steak' Patty

For Immediate Release:
May 10, 2019

Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382

Berkeley, Calif. – PETA has selected the 2019 winners of the Top 10 Golden Burger Awards from restaurants across the country—and vegan hotspot The Butcher’s Son has nabbed a spot on the list for its Bacon Cheese Burger.

The award-winning burger includes a house-made ground Worcestershire steak patty, grilled mozzarella cheese, and bacon—all vegan, of course—and comes with all the trimmings. It’s served on a toasted Kaiser roll with a side of specialty pickle chips.

“With its high-quality patty, classic toppings, and perfect pickle side, this meat-free masterpiece butchers the non-vegan competition,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the satisfying burgers on PETA’s national Top 10 list are proving that compassion can be a delicious business.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is the human-supremacist view that other species are nothing more than commodities. The group notes that sensitive, gentle cows destined to become hamburger patties are transported to slaughterhouses in all weather extremes. Then, they’re strung up by one leg and their throat is slit, sometimes while they’re still conscious. Eating meat and other animal-derived foods has been conclusively linked to a higher risk of suffering from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. Every person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals every year.

The Butcher’s Son will receive a framed certificate. Other winners include the Bac’n Cheezeburger at Arlo’s Curbside Kitchen in Austin, Texas; the Black Bean Burger from Sunspot in Knoxville, Tennessee; the Whiskey BBQ Mushroom Burger at Kahiau’s Bakery & Cafe in Virginia Beach, Virginia; and the Big WAC at Green New American Vegetarian in Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona.

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