Vegetarians Petition For In-N-Out To Make A Veggie Burger

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One of the travails of becoming a vegan, as Ari Solomon has found, is that your choices are pretty limited at In-N-Out. The LA-based activist once enjoyed the chain's burgers but can no longer eat them. So in an attempt to make In-N-Out more vegetarian-friendly, he started a petition that calls for the iconic fast-food restaurant to offer a veggie burger. 

He writes on Change.org, "I know In-N-Out prides itself on being ahead of the other fast food outlets, so how amazing would it be if vegans and vegetarians from students to A-list celebs and everyone in between could go enjoy a burger?" 

The petition comes in the wake of the news that one of In-N-Out's beef suppliers, Central Valley Meat, was violating animal cruelty laws. When the burger chain discovered this, it severed ties with the supplier immediately.  

Solomon writes that In-N-Out "did the right thing" but that he also believes "it's high time they offer a veggie burger option for customers who don't want to eat animals or just want a little diversity with an environmentally-friendly, healthier option once in a while." At this time, the petition has received nearly 2,500 signatures. 

One supporter wrote, "Every time I pass an In-N-Out Burger I wish they had another option to their beef Burgers - Lentil burgers would be GREAT! PLEASE -PLEASE - PLEASE make the change In-N-Out - beef's not good for me, the cows, or the planet!!" 

Another added, "I miss eating at In-N-Out and sooo many vegetarians would love this! ...Then make a soy milkshake please :)" 

Sorry Solomon and vegetarians, but messing with the beautiful simplicity that is the In-N-Out menu just seems wrong. Order a grilled cheese off the secret menu, if you wish, but starting a rally because you miss your favorite fast-food joint due to your own personal decisions seems like a pretty self-righteous move. 

In-N-Out, keep doing what you do best--and that involves meat.  

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MadelineThomas
MadelineThomas

In and Out, you allegedly have the best fast food out there. This is a big marketing advantage. Want to know how you could capture a HUGE market?

Capitalize on your already advantageous position in the market to start selling Veggie burgers made with Non GMO crops.

That is, no genetically modified Roundup Ready Bacilus thurengiensis corn, soy or canola in your food. No Roundup Ready Bacilus thurengiensis Sugar Beets in your ketchup.

And, offer beef that has not been fed Roundup Ready alfalfa.

Genetically modified foods cause leaky gut syndrome as well as Crohn's disease and other metabolic disorders. Here's the mechanism: Genes from soil bacteria that cause insect stomachs to rupture are genetically spliced into the DNA of all Roundup Ready crops like corn, soy and sugar beets.

The genes can transfer laterally into your stomach flora after you eat the food and trick your own stomach bacteria into making the stomach puncturing pesticide within your own guts. This create pores or holes in the stomach which causes all manner of reactions to the food that leaks into the system before digestion and triggers antibody reactions to it, aka allergies and the autism symptoms. 

In addition, the Roundup residue residue on the food is itself not only carcinogenic but causes many other conditions.

Plan on aging gracefully or having children? You shouldn't eat this stuff.

Please vote Yes on Prop 37 to label genetically  modified food so that you can avoid it in the market.

 

kimfrank
kimfrank

I'm a vegetarian, and I used to eat at in-n-out.  They make a delicious grilled cheese.  The problem is, they started cooking them with the meat on the same grill when they got bun specific grills (they used to make them on the bun grills).  I feel that asking them to bring in veggie patties isn't the right request.  What WOULD be nice is if they just designated a grill for grilled cheese.

meatisdelicious
meatisdelicious

My 2 cents.  If you want to eat a hamburger, don't choose to be vegetarian.  These two things are inherently incompatible.  As my friend posted on facebook, someone needs to start a petition to end stupid petitions.

onlyurmomlikesu
onlyurmomlikesu

wow, so you really think that in-n-out serves quality beef now that they severed ties with the *one* slaughterhouse that tortured and abused its cattle before killing them??  reality check!! every slaughterhouse treats their animals like this.  an animals rights group just happened to film it at this particular facility.  and.... guess what?!?  the slaughterhouse is back in full operation after ONLY a one-week hiatus.  i wonder how long it will take for in-n-out to resume purchasing meat from this slaughterhouse???  i guess you'll decide with your dollar.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/01/us-usa-california-cows-idUSBRE88002L20120901

 

http://youtu.be/-_XdcY8a1iM

anotherlogan
anotherlogan

The problem is that In-N-Out has no freezers. I've never seen a fresh veggie patty. It's always a perfectly shaped frozen hockey puck that's processed with who knows what to make it look and cook like a burger.

In_vino_verite
In_vino_verite

I get it: you developed an immunity to the tainted beef because you ate it for lunch in government schools!

 

OTOH, mad cow disease would explain why most of these comments make no sense.

In_vino_verite
In_vino_verite

Why do they print bible verses on the In-N-Out wrappers? So you know which God to pray to after you eat their tainted beef?

 

I wonder what their stance on gay marriage is. Should getting infected with e. Coli be between a man and a woman? Should "Animal Style"? Come to think of it, what's with the name "In-N-Out", anyway?

 

Is mad cow disease on the Secret Menu?

 

I don't understand you people. If they were to spit on every tenth burger, you'd probably say, "I like those odds!"

Reuben Rivas
Reuben Rivas

I love In-N Out too, and think they make the best burgers anywhere, but after reading that 30% of their beef came from that slaughter house that used "downer" beef, I decided to boycott them until they become a good corporate citizen and pledge only to use organic free range cruelty free beef. Any other alternatives besides Five Guys and Fat Burger? I've tried both, and neither compare to the almighty In-N-Out! :-(

Fern Richardson
Fern Richardson

Not sure why anyone would be bothered if In-N-Out offers a veggie burger? What harm is done to any meat-eater if they want to offer vegetarians more than one option?

Margaret A Modica
Margaret A Modica

@ Sandya Narasimhan you are disgusting! You probably never even tried their grill cheese!Jason Hatcher it's better when you make your own but Mother's Market in HB has really good veggie chorizo

Kelly Reinke
Kelly Reinke

If you can't or won't eat meat, then go somewhere else. They shouldn't have to change their menu for anyone. It ain't broke and it don't need fixin

Cynthia Marie Monroe
Cynthia Marie Monroe

"isnt that enough?" wow thats pretty rude. So vegetarians get treated like second class citizens?? No one is forcing In-N-Out to do anything, they are just asking for an option. Its not going to affect meat eaters. Lets move forward people, not backwards.

Daniel Sharp
Daniel Sharp

No reason to fix what works!!! Keep the cost low, don't change a thing!!

Kyler Locke
Kyler Locke

^ Sandya must have not read that part haha

Jason Hatcher
Jason Hatcher

A vegetarian burger isn't as bad as "Vegan Chorizo." Chorizo is sausage. Now how the hell can you have vegan sausage? If it's vegan anything, the shit ain't chorizo.

Diane Penafiel
Diane Penafiel

^ the article you linked says once they found out, they severed their ties. +1 for in n out!

Jenny Dhindsa
Jenny Dhindsa

I'm not a vegetarian, but I don't see how the addition of something is making everyone so excited. It's not like they would switch to cater only to vegetarians. This would just make the menu more appealing to the one vegetarian family member, or your partner who is one and doesn't like going there etc.

Vanessa Ann
Vanessa Ann

Let them have their meal - vegans have plenty of other resources for food - and much healthier ones at that.

Margaret A Modica
Margaret A Modica

The grilled cheese is perfect,it has everything but the patty,a veggie patty would change the whole experience, it's the combination of sauce and cheese the beauty of freshness that makes us love this burger! I have to drive 200 miles just to get one of these gems. So just STFU and enjoy what you have.

drmlnprncss
drmlnprncss

i don't go to a vegetarian place & petition for meat... they should leave in-n-out alone... those people are so annoying!!! 

Emily Cox
Emily Cox

It's NEVER gonna happen. A family member is a higher up @ Corporate in Irvine. The menu will not EVER change. Just like they won't give up the John 3:16 under the cup.

Jessica Leigh
Jessica Leigh

If there is a high enough demand for a veggie burger, it's in their best interests to offer it. Pretty simple. If you don't want a veggie burger, then don't order it. It's not like people are petitioning them to stop using meat.

Kristy McDaniel
Kristy McDaniel

Here is why this is a horrible idea.... a Vegetarian wouldn't like to know that their Veggie Burger was cooked on the same grill as the real burgers... so the restaurants would all have to keep a grill open and unused for the VERY FEW people who actually want a Veggie Burger, thus wasting perfect resources for the people who are waiting for regular burgers. bad idea...

Kristy McDaniel
Kristy McDaniel

Here is why this is a horrible idea.... a Vegetarian wouldn't like to know that their Veggie Burger was cooked on the same grill as the real burgers... so the restaurants would all have to keep a grill open and unused for the VERY FEW people who actually want a Veggie Burger, thus wasting perfect resources for the people who are waiting for regular burgers. bad idea...

William Figueroa
William Figueroa

Should In-N-Out Burger change there name too? maybe In-N-Out urger

Ali Deway
Ali Deway

lets petition chick fil a to have a gay-friendly menu, while we're at it!

Aaron Etchells
Aaron Etchells

I didn't know running a business was a democracy. Thanks for pointing that out vegetarians. Without you the works would be lost

Sooz Tribal
Sooz Tribal

The grilled cheese at In-n-Out is perfection! Have everything that you normally put on a burger sans the meat and it's heaven! veggie patty...blech!

Sooz Tribal
Sooz Tribal

The grilled cheese at In-n-Out is perfection! Have everything that you normally put on a burger sans the meat and it's heaven! veggie patty...blech!

Monica Gomez
Monica Gomez

In-N-Out is famous for a reason, for damn good hamburgers made out of beef! leave it that way.

Janis E Martinez
Janis E Martinez

If they want a veggie burger, Fatburger is the place, duh!!...Leave In n Out alone!!

Janis E Martinez
Janis E Martinez

If they want a veggie burger, Fatburger is the place, duh!!...Leave In n Out alone!!

Fred Stoces
Fred Stoces

what about the lettuce burger they have?? and furthermore why the eff are you eating there if you're a vegetarian in the first place?? it's like walking into a gay club and complaining why there aren't any chicks hahaha

909Jeff
909Jeff

 @In_vino_verite

 thats only a 10% chance of getting a spit burger.... I'll take those odds.

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