Restaurant apologises for 'cashing in' on Remembrance Day by advertising 'Lest We Forget' burger

The bar in Carlisle, Cumbria, has apologised after uproar on social media (Facebook)

A restaurant has apologised after being accused of “cashing in” on Remembrance Day by advertising a "Lest We Forget" burger served with poppy-seed slaw.

The Thin White Duke bar in Carlisle, Cumbria, posted pictures of the burger skewered with a cocktail stick with a poppy on its Facebook page.

In the caption it wrote: "Lest we forget Burger.

"On this special day we're bringing you this 100% Steak Mince Burger topped with Cornish cruncher cheddar, poppy seed slaw & English ale ketchup served with hand-cut chips."

Hashtags used to sell the burger included #RemembranceDay – alongside #Chips, #Mouthwatering and #Foodcoma.

User Tony Silver wrote: “Unless you're donating proceeds to the British Legion, I think it's bad taste to be cashing in on the poppy symbol this way.”

Another person said: "This is so wrong. Really cheap attempt at cashing in on a day that's about something so respectful, really bad taste."

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Karen Addison said: "Totally inappropriate and tactless. No respect."

The bar wrote under the post that it was "deeply sorry for any offence" and would be donating £131.45 from the 11 burgers sold to the Royal British Legion.

It wrote: "We have raised money for the last eight years and try to raise awareness by having a special burger on for this special day.

"This was intended to raise awareness not to cause offence, and we sincerely apologise for this."