Vegans sue Burger King over meat contamination of Impossible Burger Whopper

Speaking as a vegetarian, I find the sanctimonious moralizing of vegans ridiculous.

It’s beyond dietary, and it’s beyond ethical… into something pathological.


So any contaminates are going to fall down below the cooking surface and not be an issue. So what are they complaining about again?


It would stay on the “chain” that goes throught the broiler I guess. They could possibly make one “lane” non meat - but i doubt that would meet peoples concerns either. I posted an example of that type of machine above.


As a fully omnivorous human who enjoys food of all cultures, I found the best way to reduce my consumption of animal-based products is trading recipes with my vegan friends.

I could not be happier as when they told me a cured tofu exists that not only has better texture but also tastes like something. I love stir-frying it with mushrooms and hot spices :slight_smile:

I still totally dislike vegan patties, though. Generally too dry, as if you overcooked the burger.


They did exactly the same thing when they offered the Veggie Whopper – they gave you the option of grilling it or microwaving it. BK is trying to accomodate vegans/vegetarians. This lawsuit will go nowhere.


Sorry to give the impression I wanted to bash vegans per se. I don’t understand the urge to give money to a corporation so entrenched in something you chose to avoid. I mean, if you keep kosher it’s unlikely you’d be happy in a restaurant specialising in Philly cheesewiches, would you?

Kitchens that serve halal, kosher, or gluten free prepared foods have to conform to certain codes or they can’t advertise as such.

It’s perfectly acceptable to assume they’d have to make vegan food in an area kept free of meat and its bi-products.


Sure, and your meat burger is not contaminated by being cooked on the same surface as dog shit.


Just an observation:
Where I work there are two microwave ovens in the break room. One is labeled “Kosher Only.”


I think in this case it’s more about making them deliver what they said so other corporations don’t feel like they can do the same to consumers.


I’ve heard this a lot, always from vegetarians and vegans. As someone who does eat hamburger, it’s a passable substitution and tasty in its own right, but it definitely doesn’t taste like actual meat.


After years of being vegan I accidentally switched orders with someone at a burger place and ate a hamburger without realizing it was actual meat. Perhaps unsurprisingly, after years of being vegan you do not accurately remember what meat is like (or at least I didn’t, but I also lived in a room for three years without noticing the walls were painted green, so maybe I’m not a great test case).


I would agree - I tried it - and it was fine. I think I enjoy some other veggie patties more. But there was no way I was mistaking it for beef. I’d try agian though. It might be better if I could make it at home and more the way I’d prefer.

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I’ve had them on several occasions, definitely enjoyed it and was impressed they managed to make it taste the way it does, but the taste was still meat-adjacent.


I think I stick to my soyrizo burrito.


This is clearly a violation of the American-Vegan Peace Treaty of 1972.

Wait, there is no American-Vegan Peace Treaty of 1972? Oh, well, I guess that a private business doesn’t owe you anything and your only option if you are unhappy with a business’ legal business practices is to not patronize them. I hope the judge dismisses this suit with prejudice and hits the plaintiffs with major legal fees. Seriously, what member of the bar agreed to take this case.

I mean, come on; the restaurant’s name is “Burger King”.


They may have a legal obligation to clearly disclose that the meat and non-meat patties are flame broiled together. In which case they’ll add a note of it on their menus and that will be the end of it. I’m fine with that if that’s what the plaintiffs are after.

As others have pointed out though, if they think a national fast food chain is going to install separate flame broilers for their impossible burger patties, they’re in for some disappointment. At least they’re suing a giant company and not some mom and pop burger stand they’d drive out of business.


Clearly, there are quiet a few people here who have never gotten ill from ingesting food they did not expect.

As @milliefink noted above, how about a little truth in advertising.

True. Saying where the food is cooked seems like the least they could do here.

And @emo_pinata noted an ad that discusses the particulars of the process of making the burgers that include trying to do what they can for vegans.

But I guess for some, it’s just easier to act like vegans are the problem here, despite the very real world problems with the current meat-based mass production of our food supply.


Oh, it’s totally understandable. I’ve heard of customers actually getting mad at restaurants and sending their order back because they don’t believe it’s not actually meat. LOL, you’d think they’d realize that maybe there not an authority on what meat tastes like.