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The Vurger Launches Cheezy Vegan Sauce Into 635 Co-Op Stores

The Vurger Co., the UK based plant-based QSR chain which recently announced the opening of its newest location in Manchester, today reveals a national retail deal for its Cheezy Vegan Sauce which is launching into 635 Co-op stores nationwide from this week. The Vurger says it is “on a mission to revolutionise fast-food through the power of plants”, serving dishes and products sourced only from 100% plant-based & ethically sourced products. Having launched in London and expanded into Brighton, the new Manchester location will serve as the chain’s first northern restaurant as well as its biggest location yet. The brand’s range of vegan sauces and mayos first launched in 2020 as a business pivot during the first phase of the pandemic, and are now successful …


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Largest Ever Vurger Co. Location Prepares to Open in Manchester

The fourth and largest ever Vurger Co. restaurant is set to open in Manchester on April 23. Situated in the Northern Quarter’s Transmission House development, it will be the chain’s first northern location, adding to those in London and Brighton. The 50-cover restaurant, which was first announced in August last year, will be open seven days a week on a walk-in only basis. The menu will feature The Vurger Co.’s ethically-sourced plant-based options, all of which come in fully compostable packaging. Customers can choose from several burgers such as the New York Melt, Buffalo Vurger, and Hunny ‘Chicken’. Other options such as vegan mac ‘n’ cheese and shakes are also on the menu. Thriving scene “This is a really exciting time for us at The …


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Exclusive: The Vurger Co Reveals the Opening of Its Biggest Ever Restaurant Location

The Vurger Co, whose founders were awarded Restaurant Entrepreneurs of the Year at this year’s Food & Drink Heroes Awards, reveals exclusively to vegconomist that it is to open a fourth restaurant, venturing for the first time into the north of England with a new location set to be the biggest to date. As the much-loved vegan QSR chain celebrates five years of exponential success, founders Rachel Hugh and Neil Potts enthuse today: “We are incredibly excited to announce that our next restaurant will be opening in Manchester! Manchester has been a huge goal for us right from the start, and after spending a year sourcing the right site, we couldn’t be more excited to be launching our biggest restaurant site to date later this …


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The Vurger and allplants Announced Plant-Based Winners of the Food & Drink Heroes Awards

Launched by the creators of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Food & Drink Heroes recognises and champions entrepreneurs within the UK’s food and drink industry. Yesterday its inaugural event recognised business leaders across 12 categories; around a hundred founders and co-founders of 66 businesses were shortlisted across 11 categories, with winners judged by a panel of entrepreneurial and industry experts.



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The Vurger: “The Challenge of 2020 Has Not Prevented Us From Innovating”

This February, The Vurger secured £1.4M investment for expansion – and a month later, the pandemic hit the UK’s foodservice industry hard. Like many of their peers, The Vurger had to pivot, though still managing to open a new location. At the end of one very unusual business year, Co-founder Rachel Hugh tells us how and why.


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Vegan Business Solidarity: Ten Plant-Based Leaders Reveal Their Favourite Vegan Companies

In these uncertain times when many businesses are suffering hardship or even facing closure, we at vegconomist reached out to plantbased leaders across the globe and asked them to nominate their most-loved vegan business, which they feel is deserving of love and support from the vegan community right now.