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Lone Star Bar and Grill introduces Beyond Meat fajitas

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I really love Lone Star - one of my favorite restaurants food wise BUT they have gotten really pricey and no free chips anymore.

Last time we went our family of 4 check was well over $120 which I kind of got sticker shock from. Beyond meat - meh. Not for me but I'm sure it will bring in new customers.
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kool1 wrote: I really love Lone Star - one of my favorite restaurants food wise BUT they have gotten really pricey and no free chips anymore.
They used to be very solid. Then they started skimping on portions (the basics are rice, beans, and tortillas). Then the inflated prices. Then no more chips. Then it seemed like the average age in the kitchen went from 18 to 16 (and shows in the results). Whatever genius implemented these changes does not eat there.

My last experience was so bad, I refuse to go again. The nachos looked like road kill, flattened by a steam roller. At least it kinda looked like armadillo.
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Is this sort of thing even news any more?
It seems like everyone and their plant based dog has these now.
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mdl.tor wrote: They used to be very solid. Then they started skimping on portions (the basics are rice, beans, and tortillas). Then the inflated prices. Then no more chips. Then it seemed like the average age in the kitchen went from 18 to 16 (and shows in the results). Whatever genius implemented these changes does not eat there.

My last experience was so bad, I refuse to go again. The nachos looked like road kill, flattened by a steam roller. At least it kinda looked like armadillo.
I remember when Lone Star actually smoked their ribs and brisket onsite like a real BBQ place - you could smell the smoke in the parking lot! I would order those all the time! Once that went away, Lone Star became just another McSysco Bar and Grill (tm).
Let's get this straight once and for all. The "Golden Arches" burger chain is McDonald's, not MacDonald's. Thank you.
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death_hawk wrote: Is this sort of thing even news any more?
It seems like everyone and their plant based dog has these now.
And the way this guy describes it, I'd just say stick to real meat. Our ancestors were not vegan... and we aren't extinct. They must have been doing something right!



if 8 min is too long for you, just start watching at the 2:20 mark and eventually you'll have heard enough...
Let's get this straight once and for all. The "Golden Arches" burger chain is McDonald's, not MacDonald's. Thank you.
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EastGTARedFlagger wrote: And the way this guy describes it, I'd just say stick to real meat.
I will give it to vegetarians (not vegans because screw them) that meat is harder on resources.
Our ancestors don't "really" count since they were hunting rather than farming (ranching?).
They just killed whatever walked by.
Modern industrial farming means land, land to grow stuff for meat, resources to feed the stuff that feeds the meat. It's a giant chain of things just so I can get a steak.

So if we can eliminate some meats from our diets (especially with a thing that's even remotely close to the real thing) I'm all for it.
I finally tried a burger recently. I was surprised. I like to think I'm a pretty good taster and I couldn't figure out what this is.
My first "guess" (I didn't go in blind) was those really cheap mostly filler burgers. I would have never guessed that it was literally all filler and no meat.

I'm all for taking steps to reduce meat consumption. But I personally would never go 100% vegetarian. Vegan is even dumber.

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