Linda McCartney Foods’ Quarter-Pound Burgers Nab PETA Vegan Food Award

For Immediate Release:

20 September 2016


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


Leeds Company Honoured for Meeting Growing Demand for Plant-Based Products

Leeds, Yorkshire – As the number of British vegans climbs to over half a million, the market for plant-based meals, snacks, and beverages is at an all-time high – and PETA is celebrating some of the hottest new vegan products with its fourth annual Vegan Food Awards. Nabbing the award for Best Vegan Burger is Leeds-based Linda McCartney Foods for its succulent, vegan Vegetarian 1/4lb Burgers.

Linda McCartney Foods issued the following statement: “We’re delighted with this PETA award for our 1/4 pounder burgers. An original food pioneer, Linda McCartney believed in great-tasting, honest, meat-free food and the shared pleasure that eating well could bring, an ethos that we continue to this day”.

“From the corner shop to luxury restaurants, businesses are jumping to feed the public’s hunger for healthy, humane plant-based food”, says PETA’s Dawn Carr. “Since winners include all-vegan bacon, eggs, aged cheddar, and even caviar, PETA’s Vegan Food Awards show that ethical fare is more diverse and exciting than ever – all without harming a single animal.”

In addition to sparing animals daily suffering and a terrifying death in today’s industrialised meat, egg, and dairy industries, vegan meals are greener, as the United Nations has said that a move towards a vegan lifestyle is necessary to offset the worst effects of climate change. People who go vegan are also less likely to suffer from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and cancer.

Interest in vegan living is at an all-time high, and Google Trends reports that UK residents are searching “vegan” in record numbers. Numerous reports support the buzz, including a recent Mintel survey which found that a staggering 20 per cent of 16- to 24-year-olds have chosen to ditch animal-derived foods. Many celebrities – including David Haye, Joaquin Phoenix, Ellie Goulding, and Alan Cumming – also praise the benefits of vegan eating.

A copy of PETA’s Vegan Food Awards logo is  . To read about all the winners, please visit or click here.