Uno Pizzeria & Grill to Offer The Beyond Meat Burger Nationwide This Fall

After Talks With PETA, the Restaurant Chain Is Currently Testing the Vegan Burger Along With Dairy-Free Cheese at 9 Locations

For Immediate Release:
September 10, 2019

Contact:
David Perle 202-483-7382

Boston – Following discussions with PETA, Uno Pizzeria & Grill has added Beyond Meat burgers and vegan cheese for pizzas to its offerings at select restaurants along the East Coast and has confirmed plans to roll them out at locations across the nation this fall.

“Uno Pizzeria & Grill is numero uno in PETA’s book for showing kindness to cows and the planet with its delicious new meat- and dairy-free options,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Vegan eating is skyrocketing in popularity, and PETA looks forward to seeing more and more restaurant chains join Uno in embracing the future of dining.”

According to a recent study, 70% of people worldwide are reducing or eliminating their meat consumption. PETA notes that going vegan reduces one’s risk of suffering from diabetes, obesity, cancer, and heart disease; that each person who goes vegan saves nearly 200 animals a year from enduring a violent, painful death in today’s meat, egg, and dairy industries; and that the United Nations reports that a global switch to vegan eating is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.

The following locations are currently serving the vegan options:

  • 4470 Long Gate Pkwy., Ellicott City, Maryland
  • 339 Squire Rd., Revere, Massachusetts
  • 1722 Boston Rd., Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1048 South St., Wrentham, Massachusetts
  • 304 Daniel Webster Hwy., Nashua, New Hampshire
  • 593 Amherst St., Nashua, New Hampshire
  • 426 Hwy. 3 W., Clifton, New Jersey
  • 37-11 35th Ave., Long Island City, New York
  • 3058 Gate House Plaza, Falls Church, Virginia

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist view of the world. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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