Angry Vegans Sue Burger King For Meatless Burger ‘Contaminated’ By … Meat

Written by Wes Walker on November 19, 2019

Anyone who keeps kosher would have seen this problem coming a mile away, so would anyone with a food allergy. But vegans couldn’t anticipate it?

They go through all the time and trouble to create something that tastes ‘just like meat’ … although they are morally opposed to the killing and eating of flesh … and then get upset when there is ‘contamination’ of bogus beef patty.

If you’re someone who is wound up this tightly, you should probably save everyone the headache and just brown bag it.

But no. We live in a generation where ‘having it my way’ means suing anyone who doesn’t give you *exactly* what you want. It isn’t enough that fast food joints modified their menus to satisfy vegans. (Why not just order the salad?)

Sure enough, the customer learned that ‘meatless patties’ that were cooked in a burger joint had — wait for it — come in contact with the meat and grease of the actual burgers cooked on the same grill. So what did the vegans do? They lawyered up and went to war.

Burger King was sued on Monday by a vegan customer who accused the fast-food chain of contaminating its meatless “Impossible” Whoppers by cooking them on the same grills as its traditional meat burgers.

In a proposed class action, Phillip Williams said he bought an Impossible Whopper, a plant-based alternative to Burger King’s regular Whopper, at an Atlanta drive-through, and would not have paid a premium price had he known the cooking would leave it “coated in meat by-products.”

The lawsuit filed in Miami federal court seeks damages for all U.S. purchasers of the Impossible Whopper, and an injunction requiring Burger King to “plainly disclose” that Impossible Whoppers and regular burgers are cooked on the same grills.
Source: Reuters

If you look on their website, there IS an option to have them cooked in a ‘non-broiler’ method in which they do not come into contact with real meat.

Did you guess ‘microwave’ for that non-broiler method? Yeah, so did we:

“For people who are strictly vegan, there is a microwave prep procedure that they’re welcome to ask for in any store,” Dana Worth, Impossible Foods’ head of sales, said in a recent interview.
Source: Reuters

Notice there IS a provision for customers who are ‘strictly’ vegan. Not everyone who picks the meatless option does it for ideological reasons. People who care that much should be responsible for a little basic research, or at least ask a couple of relevant questions like — oh, I don’t know — “are the soy burgers cooked on the same grill as the meat?”

Or… prissy people in a perpetual state of offense could just brown-bag their lunches and leave the rest of us the hell alone.

We could try THAT.


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