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Burger chain Byron has announced it is releasing its first ever vegan burger – in a bid to cater to ‘the UK’s increasingly diverse dining scene’.

The burger – which launches on April 24 as part of a new menu – is called the Beetnik.

According to Byron: “[It] comprises a beautifully flavorsome beetroot falafel patty, freshly made to Byron’s own recipe and topped with baby kale, smashed avocado, tomato, pickled red onions, red pepper ketchup and a lime-dressed rainbow slaw.”

‘Most significant’

Paul Mason, Head of Food at Byron, said: “This is our most significant menu launch yet.

“Byron has always been a pioneer of proper burgers and this menu aims to reflect the growing breadth of modern British burger tastes.

“Whether you’re a meat-lover, veggie, vegan or simply having a meat-free Monday, you’ll find yourself at home in a Byron.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.