No KFC? No Problem. Vegan Fried Chicken from Oxford Restaurant Nabs PETA Award for Best in the UK
For Immediate Release:
21 February 2018
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
NO KFC? NO PROBLEM. VEGAN FRIED CHICKEN FROM OXFORD RESTAURANT NABS PETA AWARD FOR BEST IN THE UK
Happy Friday Kitchen Earns Top 10 Spot for Delicious Cruelty-Free Fare
Oxford – In the wake of KFC’s chicken “crisis”, PETA has finalised its list of the top 10 places to find vegan fried chicken in the UK, and all-vegan Oxford eatery Happy Friday Kitchen has nabbed a spot. Its scrumptious offerings include seitan burgers served with vegan macaroni cheese, lettuce, and tomato as well as crispy “tenders” and hot “wings”, both served with a variety of dips.
“The plant-based chicken at Happy Friday Kitchen delivers huge flavour with zero cruelty,” says PETA Director of Vegan Corporate Projects Dawn Carr. “PETA’s top 10 list will help those turned away from KFC to get their fried ‘chicken’ fix without the battered flesh of dead birds.”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that chickens are smart, social, and sensitive animals who love their families and value their own lives. Those raised for their flesh on factory farms are routinely fed antibiotics and bred to grow so large that their legs often collapse under their own body weight. At the abattoir, they’re shackled upside down, their throats are slit, and they’re scalded in defeathering tanks – sometimes while still conscious.
Every person who goes vegan not only spares more than 100 animals a year profound suffering and a terrifying death but also reduces his or her risk of suffering from heart attacks, obesity, diabetes, and numerous other ailments. And a report from the United Nations found that a global switch to vegan eating is necessary to combat the very worst effects of climate change.
Happy Friday Kitchen will receive a framed award. Rounding out PETA’s list are Not Dogs in Birmingham, Seitan’s Grill in Cheltenham, Bread Meats Bread in Edinburgh, Earth in Hampshire, Vegan Fried Chicken in Leeds, The Caledonia in Liverpool, Temple of Seitan in London, V-Rev in Manchester, and Burger Lolz in Sheffield.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.