Lewis Hamilton–backed vegan fast-food chain Neat Burger wins award for ‘leading the UK dining scene’

Author: Maria Chiorando

Read Time:   |  27th December 2021

The eatery launched its first outlet in London in 2019. It now has multiple locations, and has plans to open 30 new branches, making it the UK’s fastest-growing vegan restaurant chain

Vegan fast-food chain Neat Burger, which is backed by Sir Lewis Hamilton, has won an award for ‘introducing droves of people to delicious, protein-packed vegan meals’.

The eatery, which boasts six outlets in London, including branches in Camden, Soho, and Stratford among others, has been awarded PETA’s inaugural Company of the Year Award.

Neat Burger, which has plans to open a further 30 outlets over the next year, offers a range of typical fast-food options, including burgers, fries, shakes, and its own vegan crispy Filet-No-Fish sandwich.

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In a statement sent to Vegan Food & Living, PETA director Elisa Allen said: “From its crispy Chick’n Burger to its creatively topped tater tots, Neat Burger is dishing up the delicious plant-powered fare that modern diners crave.

“PETA is celebrating this fast-growing chain for leading the UK’s dining scene towards its vegan future, one tasty burger at a time.”

The charity also pointed out that Neat Burger made vegan dining accessible to more people when it slashed the price of its cheeseburger to £1.99 in November, in celebration of World Vegan Month.

Rapid expansion

Neat Burger first opened its doors in 2019, with a branch in central London. Commenting at the time of the launch, Sir Lewis said: “As someone who follows a plant-based diet, I believe we need a healthier high street option that tastes amazing but also offers something exciting to those who want to be meat-free every now and again.”

Since then, as well as opening new outlets, the brand has won a slew of accolades, being crowned Best Vegan Offering in the Deliveroo Awards 2020 and 2021.

After raising $7 million in new capital earlier this year, Neat Burger’s valuation was reported to be $70 million.

SoftBank Investment Advisers CEO Rajeev Misra, who led the funding round, said he was ‘thrilled’ to be part of the Neat team, adding that the ‘vegan market is growing rapidly, and it is an exciting time for the brand’.

Fancy making your own vegan fast-food style meal? Check out our recipe for quick jackfruit burgers with BBQ sauce.

Written by

Maria Chiorando

Maria is an editor and journalist. Her work has been published by the Huffington Post, the Guardian, TechnoBuffalo, Plant Based News, and Kent on Sunday among other national and regional titles.

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