For National Hamburger Week, Local Eatery Is Honored for Popular Patty
For Immediate Release:
May 7, 2019
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
New York – PETA has selected the 2019 winners of its Top 10 Golden Burger Award from restaurants across the country—and Superiority Burger has nabbed a spot on the list for the vegan version of its namesake menu item.
The award-winning burger—which has been hailed as “America’s best veggie burger”—consists of a combination of quinoa, beans, walnuts, roasted carrots, and more, and it’s topped with all the trimmings and served on a toasted potato bun.
“From its beloved patty to its potato bun bottom, everything about this innovative burger is vastly superior to tired old cheeseburgers,” 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.
Superiority Burger 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.