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i just ate fries at in and out and i have a bad feeling they're not vegetarian. which fast food places are okay to order french fries at without being cooked in animal fat?
 

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In & Out fries are vegan. They're fresh-cut potatoes fried in 100% veg oil.<br><br><br><br>
I don't think ANY major fast food chains in the US fry french fries in animal fat. They may coat their fries in "animal flavoring" (like mc d's) but I am pretty sure most places use vegetable oil for deep frying these days.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>OregonAmy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
In & Out fries are vegan. They're fresh-cut potatoes fried in 100% veg oil.<br><br><br><br>
I don't think ANY major fast food chains in the US fry french fries in animal fat. They may coat their fries in "animal flavoring" (like mc d's) but I am pretty sure most places use vegetable oil for deep frying these days.</div>
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I was just told by someone else on another thread that "animal flavoring" means there is an animal product used unless it specifically says otherwise?<br><br><br><br>
I've been eating the fries at McD's until I recently heard that they do use natural beef flavoring (in some of their restaurants; I haven't figured out which yet though). I was told that the beef was in the fries themselves, even though they're fried in 100% vegetable oil...<br><br><br><br>
I'm still not sure about all this. I thought I'd throw it out there just in case! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Isn't that what I just said?<br><br><br><br>
McD's uses beef flavoring to coat their fries before they go to any of the restaurants. They fry them in vegetable oil, but they're NOT vegetarian.
 

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I am currently reading Fast Food Nation, and according to the author "natural flavorings" come from a beef extract (those are for the McD fries, maybe other fast food places) McD's used to fry their fries in 90% beef tallow until there was an uprising about health concerns. In 1993 McDonalds switched to vegetable oil for frying, but in order to get the same flavor in their fries, "natural flavorings" were added.<br><br><br><br>
According to the book most of the flavoring in processed foods comes from New Jersey where the artificial flavorings are manufactured.<br><br><br><br>
This information about six years old, so things may have changed.<br><br><br><br>
However, In & Out makes fresh cut fries--no "natural flavoring" problem there!
 

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They also might fry meat in the same oil as your fries. Better to just go home and make your own.</div>
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In & Out doesn't fry meat in their deep fryers. They dont have nuggets or anything like that - it's burgers, fries, shakes, and sodas. That's pretty much it.
 
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