Tens of Thousands Demand In-N-Out Serve Veggie Burgers

Vegetarians are tired of just fries at popular chain
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2016 6:53 PM CDT
Petition Demands Veggie Burgers at Popular Chain
Not a veggie burger in sight.   (Wikimedia)

It already has animal style, so why not vegetable style? Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition demanding the California-based In-N-Out burger chain add a veggie option, USA Today reports. According to the Change.org petition, which has received more than 30,000 signatures, vegetarians eating at In-N-Out are stuck with French fries or a "cheese-slathered bun." It adds that there is no "healthy, humane, and sustainable option" at the restaurant. The Los Angeles Times points out that In-N-Out's official menu is "renowned for its simplicity," but the restaurant does offer a grilled cheese sandwich on its "secret menu." In-N-Out is aware of the petition, which will be sent to the company's president, but has no comment.

The petition was started by the Good Food Institute. "Southern California is a mecca for plant-based eating and food," the nonprofit's executive director, Bruce Friedrich, says. "In-N-Out should be leading the charge." And while his petition may gaining signatures, Business Insider points out anti-veggie burger comments are drowning out the pro-veggie side on the In-N-Out Facebook page. And not everyone against the petition is a meat-eater. One vegan wonders why any vegetarian would want to "support a company that slaughters cows by the thousands" even if it has an awesome veggie burger. Regardless, Friedrich hopes a veggie option can crack the In-N-Out menu—or at least its secret menu. (Read more In-N-Out stories.)

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