Bagel Factory is First UK Chain to Offer Bagels with Vegan Cream Cheese
For Immediate Release:
19 April 2017
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
BAGEL FACTORY IS FIRST UK CHAIN TO OFFER BAGELS WITH VEGAN CREAM CHEESE
Bagel Shop Scoops PETA Award for Dairy-Free Spread Debut
London – Following discussions with PETA, popular commuter spot Bagel Factory will become the first chain to add a vegan cream cheese to its menu – satisfying compassionate and health-conscious customers across the UK and Ireland. In recognition of this innovative step, PETA is awarding Bagel Factory its prestigious Proggy Award (“Proggy” is for “progress”), which recognises animal-friendly achievements in commerce and culture.
An image of the bagel is also available here.
To launch the vegan cream cheese, Bagel Factory has created a veggie-filled bagel with non-dairy cream cheese, avocado, tomatoes, and black olives, available for ££4.29 (a bagel with vegan cream cheese only is £2.49) at all stores from 19 April.
“More and more consumers are seeking on-the-go vegan options”, says PETA’s vegan corporate projects manager, Dawn Carr. “By responding to the growing demand for plant-based fare, Bagel Factory is making it possible for the many people who can’t – or won’t – consume dairy foods to enjoy a good bagel with a creamy spread.”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that plant-based cheeses and milks have none of the artery-clogging animal fat and cholesterol of dairy foods, which often also contain traces of pus and bacteria from cows’ infected udders. And vegans have lower rates of heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity than meat-eaters do.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.