"vegan" restraunt serving not vegan food
So I recently started working at a coffee shop, serving up milk lattes and feedig people turkey sandwhiches is basicly my least favorite thing to do........ever...but I was glad going into this job knowing there are vegan and vegetarian options, and therefore understanding and welcoming towards it, soymilk, almond milk, pre packaged cookies - that stuffs great but the food is where it gets compilcated
-and fact it's advertised as a vegan and vegetarian restraunt which its not-, there is only 2 things on the food menu that are veg. the hummus platter and the veggie wrap and sometimes soups- but thats better than most places....before working here-as a customer I looked at reveiws of their food, lots of people said they were "acomaditing to vegans, just ask for no cheese on the veggie wrap" -seemed legitamite and like others had taken the time to talk to the managers about vegan options and the fact that it was advertised as so........seemed great and I enjoyed these foods a few times.
Today some customers came in and ordered a bunch of veg stuff, I could tell they were vegan by what they got so I told them the veggi burger wasnt vegan- which is not made clear to customers, and then they asked me about the bread...............so I havent eaten any of the bread since I've been working there cause Ive been mostly raw, so I had'nt looked at the packaging yet, but I've eaten it in the past, but since pita breads are often vegan, I guess I made the assumption the "vegan" option was actually vegan. my heart sank when I looked at the packaging and saw that there's milk in it- I said to my coworker "just in case any vegans ask- the pita breads not vegan" and he replied "yeah none of the breads vegan, but who cares, I'm anti veganism"..........so you can imagine how pissed I was to learn that the "vegan" options are not vegan- that this place likes to invite guests in with advertising without taking the time to learn what it means...........
So I feel the need to address this with the manager, but I am a brand new employee here and I don't know how to go about it without coming across as "this is bad and this is what you need to do about it!" I think there should at least be a seperate menu of things that are 100% vegan, how should I address this?
Last edited by Naturebound; 02-14-2015 at 03:16 AM.
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