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Vegans Over the Edge… Yet Again: Class Action Lawsuit Against Burger King for Using Same Grill as Normal Burgers. Paging Captain Obvious, Please Call the Office

November 2019

Trigger (heh) warning:  This post will be somewhat of a hit piece on a specific, small, yet exceedingly loud portion of the vegan/vegetarian population.  Not quite what would come out of the New York Times if it pertained to President Trump, because at least this will be truthful, but I’m going to be pretty blunt, as my disclaimer to the left explains.  I’m not, in any way, shape, form, or manner, trying to say all vegans and/or vegetarians are bad, mean-spirited, ignoramuses… just that a very specific cult of that small group is.  You have been trigger (heh) warned.

My wife has a vegetarian friend who once complained that my grill had meat cooked on it at one time, so she’d prefer it if I didn’t grill her veggie burger on that same grill…  I did figure a way around that for her, though.  I steam cleaned that side of the grill to her liking, applied some oil to keep her burger from sticking, and grilled her veggie burger.  I did this because I love my wife, and her friend is pretty cool about the whole thing, anyway.  Now, if she were like some people…

When Burger King came out with their Impossible Whopper, however, I had a feeling a complaint wasn’t too far off because there’s no way Burger King was going to appease the vegan nutter base.  What’s it been?  Three months and some change.  One way or another, someone was going to go all apoplectic.  I should have published something to show what a genius I am… and what a loser the vegan who would eventually sue Burger King is:

The lawsuit alleges that if he had known the burger would be cooked in such a manner, he would have not purchased it.
The Burger King that Williams visited did not have signage at the drive-thru indicating that the plant-based burger would be cooked on the same grill as meat, the suit says.

Paging Captain Obvious, please call the office.

What did this knucklehead think, Burger King would install another grill to grill their Impossible Whopper?  The guy, if he thought that, is impossibly stupid.  He obviously has never looked beyond the cash counter to see how little room there is in the back of a Burger King – there’s certainly no room for another broiler!

Where this, and so many sordid stories like it, runs afoul of decency is when nutters try to impose their idiosyncrasies on the rest of civilization.  It’s not Burger King’s job to anticipate and prepare for every nut who walks into a Burger King.  If Phillip Williams has a problem with his veggie burger being cooked on the same grill as a normal burger, perhaps he should be wearing signage stating that his beliefs run counter to popular norms and he prefers his burgers to be prepared a special way… this way the employees can simply nuke his Impossible Whopper (I’d bet that’s BK’s “non-broiler method of preparation”) and be done with it:

“For guests looking for a meat-free option, a non-broiler method of preparation is available upon request,” the site notes.

This can be put in simple terms, folks; if you require your food to be prepared in a special way, not in the norm, and obviously Phillip Williams knows he does, then it’s his responsibility to make sure his needs are met, not someone else’s.

Better, in a sane world the court would make the complainant prove his/her/their Impossible Whopper actually did get beef on it from being cooked on the same grill.  What most people don’t know about Burger King broilers (that I happen to), is that the grill is a based on a conveyor belt system, about 2-1/2 feet wide by, maybe five feet long (if memory serves), so the grill actually goes through the fire a second time which gives any meat that might be stuck to the links time to cook off.  Thinking back on teenage days at BK, more than three decades ago, I can’t remember ever seeing any buildup on the conveyor, certainly not like one would see on their home grill, and certainly not in amounts that would lead to meat clinging to the conveyor so it could then be transferred to someone’s Impossible Whopper – the claim this could happen seems shady to me.

Anyway, insufferable people are insufferable.  Paging Captain Obvious.  Again.


  1. unironedman says:

    If I was a veggie, I don’t think Burger King would be my first choice of eatery…

  2. biking2work says:

    Exactly unironedman! I have been triggered….If veganism and vegetarianism is a lifestyle choice and a way of life, why do they choose to eat food that mimics that of meat eaters? When I was a vegetarian, inherent in my choice was that fast food was no longer an option because fast food is meat based. There are other, plentiful, EASY options out there…one of my most memorable Christmas dinners was at my sis-in-laws. tasty non traditional and I left for home not regretting over eating. I was almost very nearly converted…

  3. I was wondering how long it’d take for this to happen. There was no way BK would have a vegan-only grill. Of course that chemical mix of vegan fake meat patty tastes exactly like a whopper, it’s cooked on the same grill soaking up all that delicious animal fat and beef juice! Hahaha!

    The vegans had it coming, but really so did Burger King for not expecting that sort of thing to happen. Also serves them right for eating from that joint though…

    • bgddyjim says:

      They did expect it, though. It’s on every piece of small print that pertains to the ultra-processed (heh) burger.

      Point is, being a vegan, they have to be responsible themselves… itd be like me ordering a virgin daiquiri and taking a gulp before smelling it to make sure they didn’t accidentally drop the liquor in it.

    • bgddyjim says:

      You do have a great point. Serves them right.

    • capejohn says:

      Ha! I think Burger Kind has as much animal fat at McDonnalds or any of the other fast food burger joint. The thing that got me to stop eating at those joints is that I never had any juice of any kind drip from their burgers.

      • bgddyjim says:

        Technically speaking, the fat has somewhere to drip to at BK, the burger is literally flame broiled on a grate. At McDonald’s, they cook burgers on a flat top in their own fat. When the burgers are freshly cooked, they’re juicy. The trick is getting one that just came off the grill. I’d bet you could ask for a fresh one at a BK if you went inside and waited. It might be worth it (if you even have a desire to go back, I find it’s better for me to stay away so I don’t develop a habit of eating there).

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