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."