Chris Smalling, Partner at ForGood

© ForGood

Investments & Acquisitions

The Vurger Co Receives Investment From Chris Smalling’s VC Fund ForGood

Following a successful year which saw the opening of its largest ever restaurant location and expansion into new retailers, The Vurger Co has received funding from footballer Chris Smalling and his climate-focused VC consultancy, ForGood. The plant-based burger brand said it was “thrilled” to partner with Smalling and ForGood, which was founded last year in collaboration with Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni, an early backer of The Vurger, and Rebecca Wheeler. “We all want to subvert the way things work, change habits, and evolve how we as a species think and perceive what we eat, use and do every day. Aiming at removing animals from the supply chain is our main and most powerful shared goal,” ForGood’s founders recently told vegconomist. “We can’t wait to see our …


Largest ever Vurger Co. location opens

© The Vurger Co.

Food Service

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 …