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Wendy's discontinued their Pita Pockets. You can get a baked potato at Burger King. Subway has a veggie burger at a few of their restaurants, but not most, and they are not vegan.<br><br><br><br>
PETA and many vegetarian organizations applaud Burger King for adding the BK Veggie sandwich to their menu. The same organizations applauded McDonald's for adopting some slightly better animal welfare regulations. I believe they were right in applauding these groups for taking some small steps in the right direction.<br><br><br><br>
I'm disappointed by how quickly we dismiss any positive change in a company.
 

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i've not been to a mc donalds restaurant in years, but here in japan they just came out with a tofu sanwich. it wasn't bad and i was glad to find yet another way to eat tofu! tell me, are they selling tofu sandwiches in other countries?
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by aes2</i><br><br><b>how can vegan.com support them when they have absolutely nothing that's vegan? infact they're pretty much the polar opposite of vegan.</b></div>
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feeling very disappointed that Eric Marcus, who I admire, supported Burger King.<br><br>
I read that John Robbins was indirectly involved with getting the BK veggie burger launched, yet read where he speaks of Mc D's and BK in negative terms...<br><br><br><br>
I wouldn't buy anything from from either of those despicable corporations, even vegan options.
 

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I was so burned when wendys discontinued the pitas, it was the one thing I would actually feel like eating in a fast food place. But now since cutting out the ovo lacto portion of my diet, fast food is but a distant memory. oh well, its better for me anyway, so screw 'em!!
 

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McDonalds does not have a tofu sandwich in the United States. They didn't the last time I was there anyways, and I haven't seen any advertisments for it.<br><br><br><br>
I was so disapointed to find out that McDonalds adds beef flavoring to their fries that I haven't eaten at a fast food place since. Like Sindy said, its better for me anyway!
 

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there is this one A and W commercial runnin in canada that has this guy saying " many poeple had there first burger/rootbeer at a and w" then a fat guy breaks through the crowd and goes WOOAHH WOAAH WOAAHH AND PROCEEDS TO POINT at a greasy burger full of cardiac arrest, then he proceeds to run to the till and buy one. actually i think its a two for one deal. either way. what kind of person would actually go and buy it when yougot this fat guy going nuts over grease.
 

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By buying vegan options at mostly nonvegan businesses, you are encouraging them to continue moving in that direction. If it sells, they'll keep making it, and other countries will catch on.<br><br><br><br>
I've never tried the BKVeggie, because the bread isn't vegan, but I think if I was ovo-lacto and was in the mood to bother them into cooking it in the microwave, I would try it.
 

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I'm sort of in a different camp from a lot of you, but I have had the BK Veggie (microwaved) maybe 3 or 4 times and it is definitely nothing to rave about but I thought it was more than edible. (I'm lacto-ovo so I got it with the low-fat mayo) Even though Burker King, McDonald's, etc sucks, I do kind of feel that it is my duty to show them that there are people out there who want healthier/veg options. Lord knows I would never seek out a BK to enjoy their fabulous veggie burger <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"> , but if I'm in a pinch again (if I'm traveling or perhaps I forgot to bring my lunch to work) I would definitely order it again.<br><br><br><br>
My ultimate dream is for a nation-wide veggie restaurant here in the US... Or at least more chains like Subway, which promote veggies and eating healthy. I guess I'm hoping that if the veggie/healthy items on the BK/McD's menu start selling, and sales for the other items slump (which they are already, as McD's has closed hundreds of restaurants and reported losses this year) that some bigwig with plenty of dough will come up with the novel idea of starting a chain that caters to us! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Well, I can dream, can't I?
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Max Power</i><br><br><b>Reminds me of The Simpsons tribute to McDonald's "McRib" sandwich: The Ribwich ( "Now without lettuce" ) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></b></div>
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That episode is high-larious
 

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well i am vegan and i eat the veggie burger at burger king. im not all that proud cuz it is supporting the killing of animals. but it is vegan and i need to get a fast affordible meal when i go out with my omni friends. so yeah burger king sux. but i guess i have to conform.
 

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well drew, I purchase fast food veggie burgers. You don't have to cnform. It's just easier to do so, and it isn't as alienating. There's no point in letting your beliefs alienate yousrelf, as you'll be alienating the philosophy of veg*nism from your freinds by alienating yourself because you're veg*n.<br><br><br><br>
Cheer up. We're not going to jump at you because you buy the BK veggie. (You sound kinda dreary inyour post, so I thought I'd try to warm up your mood a little! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> )
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by spa_girl</i><br><br><b>as McD's has closed hundreds of restaurants and reported losses this year</b></div>
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Really? Wow. I know I haven't ate there since I learned about the fries. I've heard rumors that BK's fries aren't veg either, but since BK denies it, I guess it's just a rumor. BTW, I like the BK Veggie, but only with ketchup mustard and pickles, not with all that other stuff.
 

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CaptainJack,<br><br><br><br>
according to this press release from PETA, the burger itself is vegan (but the low-fat mayo is obviously not, so you would want to order it without the mayo). I know there is some debate around trace amounts of dairy in the bun. I can't seem to confirm.<br><br><br><br>
Here's the PETA press release:<br><br><a href="http://www.peta.org/news/NewsItem.asp?id=738" target="_blank">http://www.peta.org/news/NewsItem.asp?id=738</a><br><br><br><br>
And here's an interesting dialogue about the vegan-ness fo the BK veggie from VeganOutreach:<br><br><a href="http://www.veganoutreach.org/spam/20020327.html#burger" target="_blank">http://www.veganoutreach.org/spam/20020327.html#burger</a>
 

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BTW, if the bun is stopping you, you can order it without the bun. I recently heard they charge less than half the price if you only want the patty. Haven't tried that though.
 

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I was so mad when Wendy's discontinued the pitas. Now if I am travelling and need something fast I get a baked potato and side salad.<br><br><br><br>
My cousin works at New York Fries and there's a sign above the counter advertising- large fries covered with chili, sour cream, cheese, and onions! Not to mention the poutine sign with fries smothered in cheese and gravy! and the cheese and gravy are both made from some nasty powder $***<br><br>
I get chest pains just walking by!
 

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"In 1997 we were told by Burger King that their French fries contained nothing 'which would present a problem to [a vegetarian diet] diet. No whey, no dairy products, no beef fat, no flavoring from animals.' Recently, however, Burger King Customer Relations has stated that the fries are not considered to be vegetarian. We called Burger King's Media Relations department about this, and they stated that the fries do contain a small amount of a poultry-based amino acid used for flavoring. While, at the time they were not able to give us documentation, they did say that this information would be included in their new nutritional guide."<br><br>
"Burger King's Product Consistency department informed us that the recipe for the French fry coating was reformulated in the spring of 2001, and offered to contact the company that produces the favoring to determine the source. As of this writing we are waiting a reply. Visit <<a href="http://www.vrg.org" target="_blank">www.vrg.org</a>> for updates."<br><br>
"All Burger King buns contain mono- and diglycerides of unspecified nature and/or protease enzymes of an unspecified nature."<br><br>
About the BK Veggie specificially -<br><br>
"The sandwich is served with mayonnaise (contains egg-whites), lettuce, and tomatoes on a traditional Burger King sesame seed bun, which, according to Burger King, 'contains a dairy component.' Burger King will, upon request, microwave the burger for customers that are uncomfortable with having it prepared on the same grill as the meat patties."<br><br><br><br>
All of the above from The VRG Guide to Fast Food. I'm somewhat uncomfortable endorsing it merely because I feel it should be free on the Internet, but it is very useful, and $4 isn't that much.<br><br><br><br>
I don't know why they didn't address whether the fries are cooked seperately at BK or not, they did that for almost every other restaurant serving fries.
 

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getting a bk veggie, and having them microwave it, then not eating it with the bun or the mayo!? Why not just make a frozen gardenburger, much better and probably healthier!
 

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I went to that link you provided and found this information:<br><br>
"April 28, 2003<br><br>
Burger Kings Media Relations department has informed us that the poultry-derived amino acid is no longer part of the natural flavoring used on their French fries. We are waiting for written confirmation."<br><br><br><br>
That confirms the information they told me earlier when I called them. I didn't realize they used to contain chicken flavoring in the past! I'm glad they've switched. It looks like they've also removed the butter flavoring from the bun, but I'll have to call tomorrow when their office is open to find out.
 
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