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A&W Canada to put plant-based burger on menu July 9th

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batcave wrote:
Jun 25th, 2018 4:19 pm
I don't know of any vegetarian that would eat this if it is cooked on the same surface or handled with the same utensils.

If they want to try this product, they will buy it at Whole Foods and cook it at home.
that's the whole point. many are going to see this "plant based" burger advertised and assume it's a burger suitable for veg/ vegan diets unless a&w makes it clear it's not.
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ShoNuff2 wrote:
Jun 25th, 2018 4:30 pm
that's the whole point. many are going to see this "plant based" burger advertised and assume it's a burger suitable for veg/ vegan diets unless a&w makes it clear it's not.
This announcement isn't very exciting to vegetarians. Kinda like when KFC introduced the veg burger that would be cooked in the same oil as the chickens.

Regardless, there are better options than this.
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batcave wrote:
Jun 25th, 2018 4:19 pm
I don't know of any vegetarian that would eat this if it is cooked on the same surface or handled with the same utensils.

If they want to try this product, they will buy it at Whole Foods and cook it at home.
I had a vegetarian come to one of our kids bday parties, actually she claims shes a vegan. not sure what the difference is but she brought these veggie or vegan pattys so i was bbqing all kinds of meat, ribs, chicken, etc, and threw them on the grill and cooked them up, yeah im sure a bit of the beef, chicken and pork grease got onto those vegan pattys, and i used the same utensils, and i put non vegan mayo and ketchup, non vegan cheeze and other condoments on her burger, she did not seem to care, but she claims shes a hard core vegan, sometimes i feel some of them just trying to be difficult like that on purpose some dont care
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GoodFellaz wrote:
Jun 25th, 2018 5:23 pm
I had a vegetarian come to one of our kids bday parties, actually she claims shes a vegan. not sure what the difference is but she brought these veggie or vegan pattys so i was bbqing all kinds of meat, ribs, chicken, etc, and threw them on the grill and cooked them up, yeah im sure a bit of the beef, chicken and pork grease got onto those vegan pattys, and i used the same utensils, and i put non vegan mayo and ketchup, non vegan cheeze and other condoments on her burger, she did not seem to care, but she claims shes a hard core vegan, sometimes i feel some of them just trying to be difficult like that on purpose some dont care
Kids are kids. They can be fickle and prone to changing their minds. Or it could be her parents. There are many reasons.

If she was hardcore, she would not have showed up.
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exaaaaaactly, she was one of those "oh i will be a vegan today, and tomorrow switch back to meat
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Veggie burgers have come a along way. For most part you wont notice the difference. But you will notice it metabolizes faster than meat, more healthy alternative. You dont feel that heaviness after eating a regular burger combo when getting up. You also dont get the increase in pulse rate as you would with regular fried beef patties because of the oil and fried carbs. It's usually cheaper than beef burgers. If higher that's from the marketing ploy and lame advertising by the company to maximize profits.
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Ottomaddox wrote:
Jun 25th, 2018 3:01 pm
I must be missing something here, because I always assumed the point of offering a product like this was to appeal to people with specific dietary or religious convictions.
There's definitely something to meat eaters trying to reduce their overall meat consumption - "meatless mondays" are a thing these days :D
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jandumm wrote:
Jun 26th, 2018 3:35 pm
There's definitely something to meat eaters trying to reduce their overall meat consumption - "meatless mondays" are a thing these days :D
It used to be meatless fridays, lol.
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brandonly wrote:
Jun 21st, 2018 10:03 pm
as a vegetarian i would try it. i tried swiss chalets veggie burger and it was a nightmare. dont ever eat that one.
You should definitely try it. This is one of the best patties I've ever had. There is this place in the states called Veggie Grill that serves them and they are unbelievable. Taste almost like the real thing. IMO, it easily beats the BK, Harvey's, KFC, Triple O's, Vera's, Fat Burger veggie burgers
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I just tried the Beyond Meat burger at my local A&W.

A huge YMMV, but there was a 50% off promotion, no coupon needed. Got to try it for $3.50. Kinda tasted a little weird. I think I might prefer regular, veggie patties over them. Could have been a bad preparation... who knows?

Just to let you know that I'm not a vegetarian, but I do prefer veggies most of the time.
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Jul 7th, 2018 7:56 pm
I just tried the Beyond Meat burger at my local A&W.

A huge YMMV, but there was a 50% off promotion, no coupon needed. Got to try it for $3.50. Kinda tasted a little weird. I think I might prefer regular, veggie patties over them. Could have been a bad preparation... who knows?

Just to let you know that I'm not a vegetarian, but I do prefer veggies most of the time.
Have you tried the Harvey's veggie burger? If so how do they compare?
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Is mayo one of those items that's verboten by vegans?
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poleman wrote:
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Is mayo one of those items that's verboten by vegans?
A&W mayo is made with eggs.

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poleman wrote:
Jul 9th, 2018 7:30 pm
Is mayo one of those items that's verboten by vegans?
yes, there's a lot of people angry about the fact it's a "plant burger for meat eaters" rather than a "plant burger for vegans". i guess they are upset that it's cooked on the same grill and served with mayo.

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