Lewis Hamilton-backed vegan burger chain opens first US store in New York

Author: Liam Gilliver

Read Time:   |  18th April 2023

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F1 champ Lewis Hamilton has encouraged his 32.3 million Instagram followers to visit the plant-based eatery…


Lewis Hamilton’s vegan restaurant chain Neat Burger has opened its first-ever store in the US*.

The plant-based eatery launched in the UK back in 2019, co-founded by Hamilton and Zack Bishti.

Now, it boasts six outlets in London and one in the United Arab Emirates, with plans to open a further 30 outlets in the near future – starting with across the pond.

Lewis Hamilton burger chain

Now, New Yorkers can try out the chain’s famous fast-food menu, which features vegan burgers, fries, shakes, and its own vegan crispy Filet-No-Fish sandwich.

“[We’re] now open in New York City. Come by and say hi!” the pro racer told his 32.2 million Instagram followers.


‘Proving people wrong’

Hamilton regularly uses his platform to advocate veganism, even choosing to feed his pet dog Roscoe a plant-based diet.

In an interview with Vanity Fair last year, the celeb revealed a friend he met in New York “opened his eyes to the realities of food production”.

Despite being told by doctors he would struggle to get enough protein without consuming animal products, Hamilton said his energy levels “smoothed out” when making the switch. 

“I mean, I’ve won five world titles since then,” he added

“I’ve been more consistent than I ever was in the past. So it just takes proving people wrong. And that’s what I did.”

*Neat Burger’s first US outlet is located at 25 Cleveland Pl, New York, NY 10012, United States

Lewis Hamilton is just one of many famous faces who have gone vegan. See who else in our ultimate guide to vegan celebrities

Featured image credit: Qian Jun/MB Media via Getty Images

Written by

Liam Gilliver

Liam is a journalist working for the Mirror, Daily Express, Daily Star and OK! Magazine. He's also the author of We're Worried About Him and has been published in the likes of The Independent, Huffington Post, and Attitude Magazine.

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