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The Vege-Burger

How one of the mainstays of vegetarian cuisine was launched by an American entrepreneur in 1982.

In 1982, American entrepreneur Gregory Sams launched a product that would help take vegetarianism into the mainstream in the UK. "Vege Burgers" were cheap, tasty and a deliberate attempt to provide a meat-free alternative to one of the mainstays of the fast food industry. Gregory Sams talks to Simon Watts.

(Photo: The Vege Burger range, courtesy of Gregory Sams)

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Thu 25 Jan 2018 08:50GMT

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