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About once a week I have to go to bf and end up with nowhere to eat except Burger King so I usually get their veggie burger, it's pretty scary I know. I was just wondering what your thoughts are on eating there, is it a very un-pc place? TIA!
 

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they microwave the burgers, and they're not bad..<br><br><br><br>
i personally support it when i choose to eat fast food because it is something you don't normaly find at ff places.
 

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I haven't had one because I really really really hate the fast food industry and I don't want to endorse it in even a little bit. That said, I am a little but curious. I don't think that eating a Veggie Burger at Burger King makes anyone a bad vegetarian or that sort of thing. I would just be careful not too get too comfortable, fast food cannot be trusted.
 

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I've tried their veg burger a time or two.<br><br><br><br>
I still prefer the salad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I have tried thier veggie burger they always give me funny looks but they get it.<br><br>
I heard the manager fuss at the grill guys for puting it on the grill nd made them get a new one to microwave it.<br><br><br><br>
But I guess the ethics there will vary place to place, I was pretty happy to see though that my veggie burger was not going on the meat filled grill
 

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Here it's just a whopper with onion rings in place of the meat. SO GOOD.<br><br>
And wayy cheaper then a whopper.. I've converted a few friends to the onion ring burgers :p
 

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I love the BK Veggie. I go there maybe once a week. Keep in mind that they are no longer vegan. They're made by Morningstar Farms and contain egg whites. I don't like the default toppings, so I always custom order it. Their instructions are to always microwave them and keep them seperate from the meat, which is a nice gesture. The fries are vegan and cooked in a (supposedly) seperate frier, which is nice also. So, yeah, I like it and am glad that they're still offering it.
 

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Thank Gawd for the BK veggie. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Absolut</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Here it's just a whopper with onion rings in place of the meat. SO GOOD.<br><br>
And wayy cheaper then a whopper.. I've converted a few friends to the onion ring burgers :p</div>
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That sounds sooooo good! The burger king I usually go to has the veggie patty. I like it because it actually looks and tastes like it's made from vegetables. I'd rather it didn't have egg whites in it but it's nice to have a vegetarian option at a burger place.
 

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In the UK they do a vegan spicy bean burger... and then fry it with chicken and fish products. I noticed this when I was in a motorway service station the other week and there wasn't any takeaway vegan food to be had anywhere, I thought I'd resort to Burger King as I'd looked at their ingredients list on the website and the bean burgers look vegan if they leave the cheese slices off the top. On the menu they had a vegetarian society-approved veggie burger (has milk and eggs in) and the bean burger, which wasn't vegetarian society approved, and there was a footnote saying 'may be be cooked together with chicken/fish products'. Why do they have to make vegan food and then cook it so that it's not vegetarian?? So annoying...<br><br><br><br>
In response to the original question, I wouldn't object to eating there occasionally, and I'd say showing - to BK and to the omnis who eat there - that there is a demand for meat-free products is a good thing.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Absolut</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Here it's just a whopper with onion rings in place of the meat. SO GOOD.<br><br>
And wayy cheaper then a whopper.. I've converted a few friends to the onion ring burgers :p</div>
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What you've described is a "Rodeo Style Veggie Whopper". They offer the "Veggie Whopper" (a whopper minus the meat) across the country, but rodeo whoppers (whoppers topped with onion rings) are regional. I've never tried ordering a rodeo style veggie whopper, but it does sound pretty good (in that "what's one more heart attack" kind of way). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
ETA: I wanted to mention that neither of these items are on the menu, you just have to ask for them. Unless they're new, most employees will know what you're talking about.
 

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Here in the UK there are two options: the veggie burger and the beanburger. As a lacto-ovo I used to get the kids' meal with a veggieburger when I was feeling cheap, or a beanburger meal otherwise. Spicy Beanburger no cheese = love. I haven't checked whether it's vegan yet (the veggieburger isn't) but if it is I'll get it again. A fast food place with a delicious vegan burger = somewhere I want to support.
 

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In the UK they do a vegan spicy bean burger</div>
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yay! it's vegan?!<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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yeah, I noticed that. But it's still fried in vegetable oil, so whilst the vegetarian society wont approve it, I'm happy to eat it.
 

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They don't specifically say it is, but from the ingredients list it looks ok:<br><br><br><br>
from <a href="http://www.burgerking.co.uk/pdfs/ingredients.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.burgerking.co.uk/pdfs/ingredients.pdf</a><br><br><br><br>
Beanburger patty<br><br>
Cooked Red Kidney Beans (31%), Breadcrumbs (14%), (Containing Wheatflour, Raising Agents<br><br>
(E450/Diphosphates, E500/Sodium Bicarbonate), Yeast, Flour Improvers (E300/Ascorbic Acid, E920/L-Cysteine),<br><br>
Carrot (10%), Onion (9%), Potato Flake (Containing Emulsifier (E471/mono-and Di-Glycerides Of Fatty Acids)<br><br>
and Preservative (E223/Sodium Metabisulphite), Rapeseed Oil, Batter (Contains Stabiliser E412/Guar Gum),<br><br>
Green Peppers (7%), Water, Green Chillies, Salt, Chilli Powder, Garlic Puree, White Pepper.
 

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all those E-numbers make my brain hurt <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:"><br><br>
haha.<br><br>
<< brand new vegan & ingredient-list-reading n00b. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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I don't consider eating a veggieburger at BK any more obnoxious than eating a veggieburger at Applebees, Denny's, or Buffalo Wild Wings. All mainstream omni restuarants exist mainly to serve huge amounts of meat.<br><br>
Although it's a shame most places do not offer vegan patties, I still would much rather see a vegetarian choice on a menu than no vegetarian choices at all. Veggieburgers at mainstream restaurants may just encourage an omni to decrease the amount of animals they eat or help a new, young vegetarian stay on track. I support the idea of veggieburgers at BK and other restaurants.
 

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Too bad they don't have the bean burger at the BK's here in the states, they sound pretty good.<br><br><br><br>
I just wanted to mention to any Californians that In n' Out also serve a pretty good veggie sandwich that is basically a burger without the meat, and it is pretty good if you're desperate.
 

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I've been meaning to try that but In-n-Out is always so crowded at lunchtime. Their fries are vegan and amazing (they're actually made from real potatoes, what a concept!)
 
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