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I think you need to be a member of the PETA2 street team. Sweet deal!<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.peta2.com/tc/t-mission.html" target="_blank">http://www.peta2.com/tc/t-mission.html</a>
 

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That is a great deal, but I don't think BK veggies (taste-wise) is a good way to convert an Omni. They aren't that good and I still am nervous about how they are prepared. I called our local B.K. before going to lunch there with friends and they assured me it wasn't cooked near the hamburgers, but can we be sure?
 

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yummm.... I love BK Veggies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
unfortunately I'm too old for the street team.
 

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Thanks, this is really cool. I have avoided BK like the plague since I was about 9 years old because I heard that they (Burger King) used cleared rainforest land to raise their livestock (this was before I was a vegetarian, only an environmentalist) but I guess maybe that's not true anymore and I am curious about this newfangled veggie burger they are offering.<br><br><br><br>
I really like the idea of just randomly finding nine other people off the street and inviting them to have a veggieburger with you. This is cooler and simpler than coordinating a trip to Burger King with nine of your friends.<br><br><br><br>
What do you think? Is it too off the wall to ask 9 strangers to have lunch with me? Would you accept my offer or think I'm a nut or both ?
 

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I ate the BK veg burger only once and it tasted fine. However, I would not go there anymore as it appears that they cook the Veg burgers in the same grill as the regular flesh burgers (I made sure mine was microwaved but I don't want to go through that hassle again). This may or may not be a standard practice across all BK restaurants.
 

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Yeah, that's pretty much standard. It doesn't bother me, but I could see where some people would rather have it microwaved.
 

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To be honest, I think that the BK veggie is a half-hearted attempt at providing vegetarian food. really, they could try some form of separated cooking, such as cooking it on a differnet grill, and possibly making the fries vegetarian as well.<br><br><br><br>
That's just my opinion. I haven't tasted it, since i live in England, and I haven't tried the American BK Veggie. But the one here is pretty crap, so I'd guess that the taste will be the same over there.<br><br><br><br>
I'm not too keen on PETA's promotion of burger king. Yes, the BK veggie is a step in the right direction, but there is something wrong with PETA supporting a product which isn't completely vegetarian. (It has to be microwaved to be vegetarian, and if you want it vegan, that means no mayo or bun.) Also, their site states that they make no claims that it is vegetarian or vegan. Sounds kinda sketchy to me.
 

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as far as I know it is a completely vegan patty. vegetarians should have no ethical problem eating it, but yeah strict vegans couldnt eat it because of the bun. I wish more restaurants would add veggie burgers to their menus also but that's probably not very likely to happen since vegetarians don't seem to support the current veggie burgers. it's a catch 22 situation for the fast food industry. I'm kinda surprised it's been on burger king's menu for a whole year already!
 

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I know that it's the whole "Use it or lose it thing" but one thing about BK in the USA really irks me, and that is tat on their website, at the bottom of the page, it states:<br><br><br><br><i>Burger King Corporation makes no claim that the BK VEGGIE Burger or any other of its products meets the requirement of a vegan or vegetarian diet.</i><br><br><br><br>
Here in England, BK's attitude is completely different. In fact, they've had their veggie burger approved by the vegetarian society, and they have some really strict guidelines. To be honest, I believe that although BK has its intentions in creating a meat-free burger, they really should show some signs that they want to meet the needs of their customers.<br><br><br><br>
I think that what needs to happen is that a large vegetarian organisation needs to work with BK in order to sort out this f**k-up that is the present BK veggie burger. I don't think that BK realise that the market for a veggie burger is mainly mad eup of vegetarians, and also of vegans.<br><br><br><br>
Perhaps, one way to sort the problem out is to write a letter to Burger King Corporation, which simply states:<br><br><br><br>
"Do you have any plans to make the Bk Veggie vegetarian?"<br><br><br><br>
Hopefully, if enough people pester them, they'll make a greater effort. And was it me, or did i see wine in the ingredients list for the BK veggie?
 

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America is full disclaimers. We're the land of disclaimers. If Burger King makes a claim that their BK Veggie is vegan, they'll be sued by someone who defines vegan differently than them. It's not that the burger contains any animal by-products, it's that they don't want to say anything that could be challenged in the courts.<br><br><br><br>
btw, That's funny that they have wine as an ingredient! ha. I didn't notice that last time. I also found it interesting that there are more caleries in the bun than there are in the patty. 160 caleries in the bun, 120 in the patty. (though the patty has more fat and sodium). I'm hungry now.
 

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Call me too practical, but the fact of the matter is, we aren't going to change the fact that most Americans are still going to want a real burger. "Supporting" BK is fine by me because I am thankful to have an option at a fast food restaurant at all. I think it is awesome that they are catering to vegetarians (I do believe they are, kpickell is totally right about the disclaimer...you should see some of the RIDICULOUS SH*T on american packaging). Props to burger king. its a step in the right direction. we arent going to convince the world, but giving a few people a taste of the yummy bk veggie will get the word out that they can enjoy a meatless meal and may help them choose it in the future or at least decrease their meat intake.<br><br>
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I think taht they have hte disclaimer, because as it stands, in America, there is no current legal term which describes "vegetarian" or "vegan" so I guess it's a case of getting legislation which defines the two terms legally, so hopefully, they will be Ok to call it vegetarian or vegan.<br><br><br><br>
Or on the flipside, they could do what BK did in England and seek out the approval of a vegetarian organisation, and get them to approve it, but I have no idea what would be best.<br><br><br><br>
But does anyoen else seem freaked out by PETA's endorsement of the BK veggie? It seems weird to me.
 

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You wrote in one sentence "they should seek out the approval of a vegetarian organization" and in the next sentence "is anyone else freaked out by PETA's endorsement."<br><br><br><br>
Umm, it sounds to me like Burger King has the approval of the United States largest vegetarian organization. I'm glad that PETA is supporting them. It was PETA that convinced Burger King and McDonald's to improve the living conditions for the animals at their factory farms. BK and MD didn't go far enough, but without the pressure and support from PETA they wouldn't have done anything.
 

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When i say that they shoudl seek the approval of a vegetarian organisation, I mean avegetarian society rather than an animal rights group. It's a fine line, but it makes all the difference. I guess it's because Burger king don't really want PETA's endorsement because of the controversy that PETA get into, and how well documented it is. A more neutral and relaxed vegetarian society, a bit like the British vegetarian soceity might be better, and it should be an endorsement that both parties can agree on.
 

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well loki i am a bit confused about petas supporting of burger king. only becouse peta is a radical organization against animal abuse. and burger king getting a veggie burger isnt going to stop animal abuse. it will open up veggie burgers to the ominvour majority. but their will still be animals being slaughterd. and the fact that peta supports animals being slaughterd is odd. im not going to lie i eat the veggie burger. i feel guilty about it. and im not a radical person. peta being radicals you would think would be totaly against burger king.
 
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