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#1 Old 09-23-2008, 03:07 PM
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Burger King may not have a vegan patty anymore...



Their website says they use these:



http://www.seeveggiesdifferently.com...ily=363&id=323



Here's the site page saying what patty they use. I'm so sad now!!



http://www.bk.com/#menu=2,42,-1



SAY IT ISN'T SO!!! I was under the impression their burger was vegan. Sigh.
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#2 Old 09-23-2008, 03:09 PM
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Their veggie burgers have always been Morningstar Farms, as far as I know.



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#3 Old 09-23-2008, 03:13 PM
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I remember discussing veggie burger options with a very very strict vegan friend (lifelong vegan) and she was loving their burger, and said she'd looked into it and it was DEFINITELY vegan. I've let her know what I just stumbled across too. I think it used to be a Boca burger of some kind?



In any case, that throws them out as an occasional stop on the highway. Whee.
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When the BK Veggie was first released (as part of an agreement with PETA), the patty was Vegan, and the sandwich was mostly Vegan, provided you asked for no cheese, no mayo, except for a little trace dairy in the bun.



They changed their formulation like 6 months or a year after the product launch.
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dude, who would want to go to burger king anyway?



then again it is cool that they did a deal with PETA
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Oh, I don't know many (any) ethical vegans who'll be eating at Burger King any time soon, but vegetarian and vegan options are at least a step in the right direction. Anything that helps to combat the perception that Veg* diets are "too hard" to actually practice is a good thing, IMO.
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#7 Old 09-23-2008, 09:04 PM
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dude, who would want to go to burger king anyway?

I'm preparing for a trip, in a car, all day each way, this next month. I have 2 kids, they need somewhere to eat and play half way through that trip. There are only so many options. BK was looking good, because of that sandwich and the play area stuff. (we're talking in the middle of nowhere, Nebraska. There are no options)



Sigh sigh sigh. I'm not at all the eat out type. But sometimes you have to.
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I dont know what to do about exercise half way through, but you could pack veggie sandwhiches in a cooler.
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I cant even go to BK here, because they use beef fat oil in all their food, including the vege bugers (the onion rings were fryed in beef oil) its just gross, Ive never really liked BK
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I cant even go to BK here, because they use beef fat oil in all their food, including the vege bugers (the onion rings were fryed in beef oil) its just gross, Ive never really liked BK



Where do you live? I thought only McDonald's had blatantly non-veg fries, though someone said that Wendy's fries theirs in the same oil as the fried chicken patties.



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Subway is your friend. Also bring a cooler full of food and some easy snacks.
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I can't believe that any vegetarian, let alone vegan would trust the "veggie burger" at a place like Burger King. Sure I might trust the source ingredients, but to trust that it is prepared in a way that I'd approve of (that is, not drug through the grease of the million beef burgers before it) is beyond my abilities. I'd have to watch it through the entire process, and even then I'd be dubious.
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You could try calling the town council office of the towns you'll be passing through around lunchtime. The clerk is usually someone who's lived in the town for years, and should be able to tell you where the parks with playgrounds are.



Planning is your friend. At the park, you can pull our your homemade grub and feel no pressure to buy over-processed junk because you want to use a play area.



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You can also google all the restaurants in the towns your driving through. Then you can call them up and see what they could make you.
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You can also google all the restaurants in the towns your driving through. Then you can call them up and see what they could make you.



That could work... if the price were right, and the play area were not a factor. I don't know of too many slow-food or family-style-non-fast-food restaurants that have an indoor playground. They'd still have to look for a park or something.

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I can't believe that any vegetarian, let alone vegan would trust the "veggie burger" at a place like Burger King. Sure I might trust the source ingredients, but to trust that it is prepared in a way that I'd approve of (that is, not drug through the grease of the million beef burgers before it) is beyond my abilities. I'd have to watch it through the entire process, and even then I'd be dubious.



The veggie burgers at Burger King are microwaved, so they're not cooked on the same grill as the beef burgers. I don't eat there often, but when I'm travelling, it's nice to know that the option exists. Besides, it's sometimes good to eat at "normal" restaurants to prove to the omnis that it's possible to go veg and still be a "normal" person (whatever that means).



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I hear McDonalds has a couple of good salads that are vegan if your order it without chicken. Makes for a pretty light lunch and it involves eating at McDonalds but they do have those indoor playgrounds.
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Subway is your friend. Also bring a cooler full of food and some easy snacks.



Is their veggie patty vegan?
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Oh also I think Taco Bell can be vegan if you omit the cheese and sour cream. I don't know if they have a playground though.
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Oh also I think Taco Bell can be vegan if you omit the cheese and sour cream. I don't know if they have a playground though.



I've never seen one that did.

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Is their veggie patty vegan?



As far as I know, most Subways use Morningstar Farms patties that aren't vegan, but I think it varies by location. But unlike other fast food places, at least you can get a veggie sandwich there, which is vegan (on the white bread only - I've heard their other breads are non-vegan ).



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You could grab some subway veggie delights or some taco bell bean burritos (fresco style) and head over to a park.



We never really did the indoor playgrounds when we went on car trips when my kids were little. We would just have them run laps outside whenever we stopped (gas stations, fast food places, rest stops, etc.) My kids have always been easily entertained though.
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The veggie burgers at Burger King are microwaved, so they're not cooked on the same grill as the beef burgers. I don't eat there often, but when I'm travelling, it's nice to know that the option exists. Besides, it's sometimes good to eat at "normal" restaurants to prove to the omnis that it's possible to go veg and still be a "normal" person (whatever that means).



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They are only microwaved (or supposed to be) if you request them to be. ((shudder)).



bekajoi, as mentioned, the BK burger did used to be vegan (though not the bun), but it was changed to a supposedly better tasting one ages ago, maybe 3 or 4 years.



I'd vote for a cooler of food, and some hunting for a playground.

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We may end up bringing snacky stuff to eat (crackers, hummus, carrot sticks, fruit) and eat at a rest area. Some of them do have equipment for climbing on, but at least they have room to run and play. I know ONE has a duck pond, along the way, but forget which direction I have to be going to get into it. (Only one side of the interstate's stops is like this, for that rest area)



I think I did that last time, actually, to save on money, come to think of it. Not sure how my husband would feel about it, but whatever, I'll just tell him it's cheaper, LMAO. I'm paying for the trip out of my extra income, and he can deal :P
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I was just coming to say that some rest stops have swings/slides. They also normally have a big area to walk your dogs at, which is nice for people to walk around in and strecth their legs.
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We may end up bringing snacky stuff to eat (crackers, hummus, carrot sticks, fruit) and eat at a rest area. Some of them do have equipment for climbing on, but at least they have room to run and play. I know ONE has a duck pond, along the way, but forget which direction I have to be going to get into it. (Only one side of the interstate's stops is like this, for that rest area)



I think I did that last time, actually, to save on money, come to think of it. Not sure how my husband would feel about it, but whatever, I'll just tell him it's cheaper, LMAO. I'm paying for the trip out of my extra income, and he can deal :P



If you can't remember where all the rest stops are along that particular stretch, call the state's tourism bureau. If they don't have a map identifying rest stops and the equipment available there, they should be able to point you in the direction of someone who can.



Seriously, take advantage of these people. Their jobs are to give people info like this. Have no fear!

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I'm an ethical vegetarian, but I purchase the BK veggie burger when the opportunity arises. It isn't that great, and I can't say I'm dying for fast food, but it's the only way I get a vote as the consumer. Why do we make such a fuss about wanting vegetarian options, then scoff when they're offered? We have to let them know there's a demand. It's really unfortunate that it isn't vegan, though.



Anyway, if you want to stop I vote for Taco Bell. Does anyone know if those cinnamon twists are veg-friendly?
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if you have a GPS, most of them can have options to find the nearest rest stop, resturant, ect.
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We may end up bringing snacky stuff to eat (crackers, hummus, carrot sticks, fruit) and eat at a rest area. Some of them do have equipment for climbing on, but at least they have room to run and play. I know ONE has a duck pond, along the way, but forget which direction I have to be going to get into it. (Only one side of the interstate's stops is like this, for that rest area)



I think I did that last time, actually, to save on money, come to think of it. Not sure how my husband would feel about it, but whatever, I'll just tell him it's cheaper, LMAO. I'm paying for the trip out of my extra income, and he can deal :P



Your munchkins are little enough that just some place to run around like maniacs is valuable, even if there's no play area. You can throw in a ball or frisbee (if the older one's into that), etc. and you're set. Don't forget to run around with them, it's a great way to relieve that long-journey stress.

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Wendy's also has baked potatoes and salads.

As fromper said, their fries may now be cooked in the same oil as meat products.
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