Burger chain Byron Burgers has introduced a range of vegan milkshakes and a vegan freakshake, following customer demand. The restaurant launched a vegan burger earlier in the year, called the Beetnik, made from beetroot falafel, served with baby kale, smashed avocado, tomato, pickled red onions, red pepper ketchup and lime dressed rainbow slaw.
The new milkshakes are being trialled at several of their London restaurants – Shoreditch, Camden, Oxford Circus, Islington – and some locations in Manchester. Flavours include strawberry and brownie flavours, with a price of £5.25.
A ‘freakshake’ is also being offered, which is made with vegan vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate sauce, and indulgently topped with a chocolate brownie from Vegan Antics Bakery. The freakshake is priced at £8.50 – the perfect end to a delicious vegan meal.
The demand for vegan food is ever increasing. We’ve all witnessed a surge in vegan options at many chain restaurants, making it easier than ever to dine out. Seven per cent of the UK population follow a vegan diet, and the need for more innovative vegan products and options in restaurants is following.
Paul mason, head of food at Byron, said: “Since the launch of our new menu, we’re now seeing one in 10 customers choosing one of our vegan or vegetarian burgers.
“The feedback we kept hearing was that our non-dairy drinking fans longed for vegan versions of our extra-thick shakes. These new additions to the menu mean that nobody need miss out.”