Today, McDonald’s decided to create a vegetarian burger…but also warned that vegetarians shouldn’t eat it. Ok.

 

 

To sample the flavour of George Orwell, while all the veggie burgers were equal, some were more equal than others.

As a card-carrying vegetarian, prone to the whims of casual drinking and awful fast food choices that follow it, the news that McDonalds has finally released a solid non-meat option to their menu McDid it for me.

Well, it did, before the McDisappointments set in.

In a conversation with Perth Now, the restaurant’s chief marketing officer, Jenni Dill said: “…we know there’s an appetite for alternatives to traditional meat proteins and Australians are looking for more plant-based options in their diet…as a business constantly focused on responding to what Australians want, we’re excited to now be serving up the McVeggie Burger to our customers across the country.”

Let me tell you, for far too long, we McVegetarians have had to settle for the Filet-O-Fish/hash brown two-step. But, oh blessed golden (arches) day, no longer shall we have to settle.

 

The McCaveat is that the burger is somewhat vegetarian. While the new McVeggie is made of a vegetable patty (also featuring cheese, lettuce, mayonnaise and pickles), the burger is fried in the same equipment as their McChicken.

 

The McCaveat is that the burger is somewhat vegetarian. While the new McVeggie is made of a vegetable patty (also featuring cheese, lettuce, mayonnaise and pickles), the burger is fried in the same equipment as their McChicken.

The burger’s blurb notes that: “While the vegetable patty is vegetarian, it is fried using the same equipment as the tempura coated McChicken patty, so may not be suitable for all vegetarians.”

The last thing I want to be is an ungrateful militant animal lover, the scourge of this nation, but a vegetarian patty cooked alongside a chicken one is not vegetarian.

As someone who has allowed you to expand my handles and reduce my lifespan, why do you have to do me like this, Ronald?

 

 

 

 

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