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#1 Old 02-29-2016, 12:59 PM
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Arby's offering vegetarian choices!

I'm watching the local (Los Angeles) news right now, and they just said that Arby's is now offering vegetarian choices! ARBY'S? Seriously? Oh my goodness... Will miracles never cease?!
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#3 Old 02-29-2016, 04:51 PM
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You mean there letter to vegetarians wasn't enough?
Blech, blurgh, yuck

http://arbys.com/vegetariansupport
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#4 Old 02-29-2016, 04:52 PM
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I don't know if what you heard is this but if so it is just a joke kind of. On Leap Day they were offering their regular sandwiches simply without the meat, for full price.
I think though that I would never support Arby's even if they did have real vegetarian options, unless they really changed their ways. They have done one too many things to totally make fun of vegetarians.
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Seriously, after being totally revolting, and outright nasty, what does Arbys think they could offer vegetarians ?
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I don't know if what you heard is this but if so it is just a joke kind of. On Leap Day they were offering their regular sandwiches simply without the meat, for full price.
This could very well be what it was. I've had an ear infection and it's hard to hear, so it's very possible I missed that part. I was wondering why Arby's...of ALL places...with their nastiness to vegetarians, would suddenly see the light!

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I think though that I would never support Arby's even if they did have real vegetarian options, unless they really changed their ways. They have done one too many things to totally make fun of vegetarians.
Same here.
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I think Arby's burned their bridges with a lot of veggies with their whole "vegetarian support hotline" (which wasn't even that long ago). Even if they are genuinely trying to offer vegetarian options now, I think they will find it doesn't drum up as much excitement and new business as their fast food competition has because their competition never came out with a massive ad campaign to mock and degrade vegetarians/vegans. Everywhere else that's getting a lot of new business and support from the veg community simply never offered veg options before, they never made fun of us.

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Guys, this is just another jab at vegetarians. Too bad, but no love lost there.
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Seriously, after being totally revolting, and outright nasty, what does Arbys think they could offer vegetarians ?
"Food" that will never taste as good as veg*an food?

http://time.com/money/4237730/arbys-...menu-leap-day/
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You know, when I first heard the story on the news--and, as I've noted, I had an ear infection and was having trouble hearing, so I obviously missed the part about it being some kind of [stupid] joke--I was thrilled that Arby's, a downright NASTY entity as far as vegans/vegetarians are concerned, had decided to cater to us, too. Now that I know it really was just a [stupid] joke, it's making me angry. It was infuriating enough, some time back, when I read their "open letter to vegetarians" (or whatever the hell it was called), but this? It's making me want to DO SOMETHING, like publicly shame them...somehow... (I'm not a violent person, so nothing of that sort would work.) I just feel like something should be said or done to call them out on their nastiness and stupidity. While other restaurants are adding veggie options left and right, they pull a stupid prank like this? Ugh.
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You know, when I first heard the story on the news--and, as I've noted, I had an ear infection and was having trouble hearing, so I obviously missed the part about it being some kind of [stupid] joke--I was thrilled that Arby's, a downright NASTY entity as far as vegans/vegetarians are concerned, had decided to cater to us, too. Now that I know it really was just a [stupid] joke, it's making me angry. It was infuriating enough, some time back, when I read their "open letter to vegetarians" (or whatever the hell it was called), but this? It's making me want to DO SOMETHING, like publicly shame them...somehow... (I'm not a violent person, so nothing of that sort would work.) I just feel like something should be said or done to call them out on their nastiness and stupidity. While other restaurants are adding veggie options left and right, they pull a stupid prank like this? Ugh.
Stand outside with a tablet or laptop and show slaughterhouse videos. That'll learn them.
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Stand outside with a tablet or laptop and show slaughterhouse videos. That'll learn them.
You're on the right track. I've been thinking, THEY obviously think their callous disregard for animal suffering is funny, but *I* don't. There's nothing funny about the cruelty sentient beings are subjected to in the meat industry, and for a giant corporation to make light of it really upsets me. I'd like to do the "show slaughterhouse videos" thing but on a GRAND SCALE...somehow. Ideas, anyone?
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This was a good response to Arby's. I'm just posting excerpts, but recommend reading the whole thing.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/thank...b_7772676.html

"...I dare you, Arby's, to eat your beloved meat while watching an undercover video that reveals where it comes from. Better yet, blast these videos on big screens inside your restaurants and see how your customers react. There is simply nothing more unappetizing.

You may have chosen to target vegetarians in your latest advertising stunt because you're scared of us and our growing power as consumers. I don't blame you. The number of vegetarians and vegans in America is skyrocketing while meat consumption has dropped significantly over the past several years. Nasdaq.com recently warned investors of the impending "death of meat." The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee--a panel of our country's foremost nutrition experts--recommends Americans cut back on animal products or cut them out completely, as does the United Nations.

The fast-food restaurants embracing this trend are flourishing. Those rejecting it are getting butchered in a market increasingly driven by eco-, ethics-, and health-conscious consumers.

So, Arby's, it's time to seek help. Meat is dead and dying, and your business will someday follow suit if you don't change your ways. Order a free Vegetarian Starter Guide and then give us a call. Be strong. We're here for you."
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This was a good response to Arby's. I'm just posting excerpts, but recommend reading the whole thing.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/thank...b_7772676.html

"...I dare you, Arby's, to eat your beloved meat while watching an undercover video that reveals where it comes from. Better yet, blast these videos on big screens inside your restaurants and see how your customers react. There is simply nothing more unappetizing.

You may have chosen to target vegetarians in your latest advertising stunt because you're scared of us and our growing power as consumers. I don't blame you. The number of vegetarians and vegans in America is skyrocketing while meat consumption has dropped significantly over the past several years. Nasdaq.com recently warned investors of the impending "death of meat." The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee--a panel of our country's foremost nutrition experts--recommends Americans cut back on animal products or cut them out completely, as does the United Nations.

The fast-food restaurants embracing this trend are flourishing. Those rejecting it are getting butchered in a market increasingly driven by eco-, ethics-, and health-conscious consumers.

So, Arby's, it's time to seek help. Meat is dead and dying, and your business will someday follow suit if you don't change your ways. Order a free Vegetarian Starter Guide and then give us a call. Be strong. We're here for you."
Thanks. I'm reading the article now. Looks good!
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This was a good response to Arby's. I'm just posting excerpts, but recommend reading the whole thing.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/thank...b_7772676.html

"...I dare you, Arby's, to eat your beloved meat while watching an undercover video that reveals where it comes from. Better yet, blast these videos on big screens inside your restaurants and see how your customers react. There is simply nothing more unappetizing.

You may have chosen to target vegetarians in your latest advertising stunt because you're scared of us and our growing power as consumers. I don't blame you. The number of vegetarians and vegans in America is skyrocketing while meat consumption has dropped significantly over the past several years. Nasdaq.com recently warned investors of the impending "death of meat." The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee--a panel of our country's foremost nutrition experts--recommends Americans cut back on animal products or cut them out completely, as does the United Nations.

The fast-food restaurants embracing this trend are flourishing. Those rejecting it are getting butchered in a market increasingly driven by eco-, ethics-, and health-conscious consumers.

So, Arby's, it's time to seek help. Meat is dead and dying, and your business will someday follow suit if you don't change your ways. Order a free Vegetarian Starter Guide and then give us a call. Be strong. We're here for you."
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Thanks. I'm reading the article now. Looks good!
Read the article. I've never seen any scary veg*ans. Does anyone know where they are?
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Read the article. I've never seen any scary veg*ans. Does anyone know where they are?
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