Touchdown! Pittsburgh Eatery Wins Kudos From PETA for Vegan Wings

For Immediate Release:
February 4, 2021

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Pittsburgh – In time for Super Bowl LV, PETA has scoured the country for the Top 10 Vegan Wings—and Pittsburgh’s own Double Wide Grill won a spot on the list for its Seitan Wings, available with a choice of hot, BBQ, or sweet chili sauce.

“Pittsburgh is chock-full of football fans, so Double Wide Grill’s tasty vegan wings were an easy draft pick for PETA,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “All the eateries on our list are making it easier than ever to enjoy delicious Super Bowl snacks that leave gentle birds in peace.”

Every year, hundreds of millions of chickens are killed for Super Bowl Sunday alone. As PETA reveals in its “Chicken in Reverse” video, birds killed for their flesh 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 often cut while they’re still conscious and many are scalded to death in defeathering tanks.

Each person who goes vegan saves nearly 200 animals every year; reduces their risk of suffering from cancer, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and obesity; dramatically shrinks their carbon footprint; and helps prevent future pandemics. SARS, swine flu, bird flu, and COVID-19 all stemmed from confining and killing animals for food.

Other winners on PETA’s list include the Drumstick Plate from Vegan International Co. in Tampa, Florida; the Signature Wings from Big Mood in Buffalo, New York; and the Crispy Cauliwings from I-tal Garden in New Orleans. Yard House locations nationwide also offer vegan wings, which can be ordered with Buffalo, Firecracker, Korean, or Ancho BBQ sauce.

Each eatery will receive a framed certificate from PETA, which also offers lists of ready-to-heat wings available at grocery stores and easy vegan game-day recipes on its website.

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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