The shortlist for the restaurant category in this year's RSPCA Good Business Awards have been announced. They are Cubana, London SE1, Iglu in Edinburgh, Leon (branches across London), McDonald's, Moshi Moshi and The Swan Inn at Inkpen, Berkshire.
Judges include Andrew Opie, BRC Director of Food and Consumer Policy, Richard Johnson, journalist and presenter of Full On Food, and Dr Geoff Spriegel, a food industry consultant. Judging criteria is based on the extent to which restaurants consider animal welfare when producing menus and looks at improvements made in the past 12 months.
"We have had a surge of entrants," said Johnson, "indicating restaurants are taking note of the importance of animal welfare to customers." Winners will be announced on October 11.