Sir Richard Branson
“I love eating meat, but I love our planet even more, so I will join this campaign and stop eating meat at least one day a week.”
A flamboyant and competitive entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s with the setting up of Virgin Atlantic airways and Virgin music record label. He was knighted in 1999.
Balls and Company
“We love celebrating the humble vegetable here at Balls and Company and Meat Free Monday is the best way to do just that! It’s important to recognise that eating vegetables is not only good for us but for our planet too. We’re proud to be a part of such a great cause, particularly one that allows our chefs to show off along the way!” – Bonny Porter
Bonny Porter is the Executive Chef and Owner of Balls and Company, a little meatball restaurant on Greek Street, in the London’s Soho. The restaurant offers a 25% discount its Quinoa, Beetroot and Feta Balls each Meat Free Monday.
“I’ve been vegetarian since 11 and have seen a huge shift in the perception of vegetarian food and drink since the late eighties. It’s great that I’m now able to showcase the best in vegetarian food by using modern, innovative techniques throughout 1847. We’re always looking at ways to encourage diners to try plant based foods and what perfect way to support this by offering a great discount each and every Monday.” – Damien Davenport
Damian Davenport is the owner the 1847 restaurants which specialise in high quality, locally produced vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dining in their modern restaurants, named after the year the Vegetarian Society was formed. The restaurants are located in Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham and Manchester. To celebrate Meat Free Monday, 1847 restaurants offer a 50% discount on food and drink each and every Monday. Simply quote ‘Meat Free Monday’. (Offer cannot be combined with the £10 lunch offer.)
“We provide a Meat Free Monday Lunch Special once a month along with our regular vegan lunch sets. We hope that our customers enjoy fun and tasty vegan dishes at the same time as getting the opportunity to know the Meat Free Monday campaign here in Japan.” – Namiko Ito
Namiko Ito works at Restaurant 8ablish in the centre of Tokyo. The restaurant offers Mediterranean-inspired dishes and a fully-fledged dining experience. Since 2000, it has created delicious and entertaining vegan food with the message of parents all over the world – “Eat Your Vegetables!”
University College London Union
“The Meat Free Mondays campaign has been received well by our customers and students here at UCLU. The support that we have seen from the volunteers has been great and the campaign impact would not have been as good if it was not for all their efforts.” – Martin McCollam
Martin McCollam is the Food and Beverage Manager of University College London Union, which has four cafés based around the Bloomsbury campus all currently promoting MFM and offering a 15% discount on veggie food on Mondays.
“Sunbeam Studios caters for many of the world’s most influential tastemakers and are proud to support the MFM campaign. We are also delighted that so many of our photographic and event clients have embraced our work towards further sustainability. At Sunbeam we are always looking for ways in which to evolve our food offering within our responsibility to the environment. Getting behind MFM is a natural step we are excited to take.” – Jonathan Crosthwaite
Jonathan Crosthwaite is the Catering Manager of Sunbeam Kitchen, the catering division of Sunbeam Studios – a photographic studio and events venue in London. Sunbeam Studios now offers a completely vegetarian menu to clients every Monday in solidarity with Meat Free Monday.
“Meat Free Monday is a fantastic way to support our planet and all the creatures on it. We believe the whole family should be able to join in, which is why we created our Wholesome Veggie Feast recipe for dogs.” – Henrietta Morrison
Henrietta Morrison is the Founder and CEO of Lily’s Kitchen. The company creates natural, delicious, wholesome food for dogs and cats because they believe that pets deserve to eat proper food that’s full of nourishing ingredients.
“Over 20 of our schools in London and Cambridge have now adopted Meat Free Monday and there has been an overwhelmingly positive response. Great for students’ health, great for the planet – it’s a win-win!” – Peter McAleese, Operations Director, Lunchtime Company.
Lunchtime Company is a schools contract catering company specialising in fabulous food, outstanding service and a vision for the future. The company is based in Cambridge and North London.
“We’re all for arguments about the ethics of meat consumption, but we also realise that the easiest way to encourage vegetarianism is to make it seem like less of a frontier and more of a transition. Meat Free Monday embodies that idea, encouraging and helping people to dip their toes into a lifestyle that may otherwise seem too daunting.” – Jamie Spencer
Jamie Spencer founded Leafcard with his colleagues Daniel and Craig. Leafcard is a vegetarian dining card with which holders can get free vegetarian meals at the best spots in London. In support of Meat Free Monday, Leafcard is offering any site users annual Leafcards for £1 with the code ‘MFM’ on their site, www.leafcard.co.uk.
Brand of Sisters
“Meat Free Monday is easy, fun, and healthy and it helps to raise awareness of the complexity of problems related to meat. With the belief that small steps lead to big outcomes, we at Brand of Sisters follow Meat Free Monday and the philosophy of flexitarianism.” – Martina Vondruska & Barbara Portaluri
Martina Vondruska and Barbara Portaluri are the Founders of Brand of Sisters, a Start Up Fashion Label and Social Enterprise. Their vision is to make beautiful products and to give something back to less fortunate girls and women around the world. Brand of Sisters thinks that every start up company today should act with responsibility and compassion towards a better world.