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ok some girl that i work with who is a strict vegetarian eats mcdonalds cheeseburgers because she said theyre 100% soy??!! its hard to believe but she swears she did the research and its true...i dont know about this. anyone know anything??
 

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It's definitely not true. I work at McDonalds... argh... nothing is vegetarian at McDs except the fries and the side salad.<br><br><br><br>
It is true that fastfood hamburgers in general contain a lot of soy... probably at least 50%. But there is some real meat in them, and even if there weren't, they are cooked in a LOT animal fat/lard.<br><br><br><br>
She should definitely stop eating them. They are not vegetarian by any means. Not to mention, ewwww, could there be anything worse for your body than a McD's burger?!?
 

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It's definitely not true. I work at McDonalds... argh... nothing is vegetarian at McDs except the fries and the side salad.<br><br><br><br>
It is true that fastfood hamburgers in general contain a lot of soy... probably at least 50%. But there is some real meat in them, and even if there weren't, they are cooked in a LOT animal fat/lard.<br><br><br><br>
She should definitely stop eating them. They are not vegetarian by any means. Not to mention, ewwww, could there be anything worse for your body than a McD's burger?!?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>xdivinedollx</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
ok some girl that i work with who is a strict vegetarian eats mcdonalds cheeseburgers because she said theyre 100% soy??!! its hard to believe but she swears she did the research and its true...i dont know about this. anyone know anything??</div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> No, I'm afraid she's quite wrong. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/"><br><br><br><br>
Here, <a href="http://www.mcdonalds.com/app_controller.nutrition.categories.ingredients.index.html" target="_blank">http://www.mcdonalds.com/app_control...nts.index.html</a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Cheeseburger:<br><br>
Beef Patty, Regular Bun, Pasteurized Process American Cheese, Ketchup, Mustard, Pickle Slices, Onions (Dehydrated), Grill Seasoning<br><br><br><br>
Beef Patty:<br><br>
100% pure USDA inspected beef; no additives, no fillers, no extenders.</div>
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It's definitely not true. I work at McDonalds... argh... nothing is vegetarian at McDs except the fries and the side salad.<br><br><br><br>
It is true that fastfood hamburgers in general contain a lot of soy... probably at least 50%. But there is some real meat in them, and even if there weren't, they are cooked in a LOT animal fat/lard.<br></div>
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The fries are not vegetarian if you live in the United States or Canada. In the UK they are vegetarian.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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French Fries:<br><br>
Potatoes, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, <b>natural flavor (beef</b>, wheat and dairy sources), dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate (to preserve natural color). Cooked in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (may contain partially hydrogenated soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated corn oil and/or partially hydrogenated canola oil and/or cottonseed oil and/or sunflower oil and/or corn oil). Contains derivatives of wheat and dairy.</div>
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All the "ingredient" listings I found on Google claimed 100% beef.<br><br><br><br>
I highly doubt that's true, but I doubt just as much that they're vegetarian. If they were vegetarian I don't know why they would have made me feel so spectacularly awful when I used to eat them. Why on God's green earth would anyone in their right mind find it acceptable to consume one of those vile things on a regular basis?<br><br><br><br>
In other news, sounds like your friend takes the pescatarian problem to a whole new level.
 

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I looked into it this past year, and after all the issues with McD's fries being cooked in animal fat, they were forced to 1) stop cooking them in animal fat or 2) tell their customers what's in them. I looked at the package myself at the McD's I work at and there was nothing about beef on it... I'm going to be BEYOND p*ssed if they contain beef at the McD's I work at.
 

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Keep in mind that soy is a heavy allergen. If soy was in their burgers and they didn't disclose that information, they'd be in heaps of legal trouble.
 

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Ah, also when they say "beef patty" on the ingredient list, that doesn't mean 100% beef... definitely soy and other junk in them...
 

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Wow, so I'm speechless. I don't even know what to say. ....I just can't believe I even looked at the package myself to make sure and it wasn't there... I think I'm going to give corporate a call and see what's up. They already got in trouble for this once.....<br><br><br><br>
No more fries for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
Thanks for the tip.
 

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Wow, so I'm speechless. I don't even know what to say. ....I just can't believe I even looked at the package myself to make sure and it wasn't there... I think I'm going to give corporate a call and see what's up. They already got in trouble for this once.....<br><br><br><br>
No more fries for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
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They got in trouble for not disclosing the information. They used to say simply "Natural Flavors". Now they disclose that the natural flavors come from beef.
 

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I work there... have to, it's the only place that'll work around my other jobs.... it's either find something to eat or don't eat all day until 6 p.m. No fridges available to put my own food in. Those jerks...<br><br><br><br>
Guess it's side salads from now on. Yayyy...
 

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Yeah, the side salads are fine. Just don't get the Cobb or Ceasar dressings. And mcdonaldland cookies are vegan too. :/
 

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Yea, I stick with the ginger.. yumm <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I didn't know the cookies are vegan! Mmm, that'll replace the fries just fine, haha.
 

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I heard (but don't have a source) that the '100% beef patties ' is the brand name for the burgers at mcdonalds, but that they are actually made with the lowest grade beef and do contain some fillers. Actually, I think I may have read that in fast food nation!
 

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All I know is what they say in the ingredient listings:<br><br>
"100% pure USDA inspected beef; no additives, no fillers, no extenders."<br><br>
I'd think they could get in trouble if that were not true.
 

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^I agree.<br><br><br><br>
I used to eat their fries cuz I even contacted McD myself and they sent me a letter stating that use vegetable oil only. uhm. I dont think that sounded right. I wonder what they're using now. I dont see it on their website.
 
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