The west coast’s favorite fast-casual chain, In-N-Out Burger is nothing if not set in its ways. Up until now, that’s worked for them. Their food is consistent and its fan-base is pretty much limitless. Everyone loves In-N-Out. For that reason, it seems, they don’t have any plans to change anything anytime soon. While Shake Shack has moved out west, poké has made its way east, and many of LA’s favorite spots are coming to New York (looking at you, Sugarfish), In-N-Out is content to stay where it is.
Vegetarians are hoping to change that. It’s 2016. Plenty of restaurants are adapting to be able to serve customers with a growing number of dietary restrictions, and they believe it’s about time In-N-Out follow suit by adding a veggie burger to its menu.
The Good Food Institute, based in Washington, D.C. has filed a petition on Change.org encouraging readers to “use your voice to tell the execs at In-N-Out that a veggie burger deserves a place on the menu!”
If you want a meat-free meal at In-N-Out, you’re going to be stuck eating multiple orders of French fries or a cheese-slathered bun. In-N-Out has been letting its fans down by failing to serve anything that would satisfy a burger-loving customer who wants a healthy, humane, and sustainable option.
Burger chains nationwide have been getting huge returns from meat alternatives, and In-N-Out could do the same. Chipotle has vegan sofritas, Whitecastle has veggie sliders–even fast-food kingpin Burger King has the BK Veggie!
So far the petition has 19,424 supporters. Maybe this is the push the chain needs to keep up with the times. Or, maybe it’s the push vegetarians need to try a Double Double, animal style.
[featured image via Instagram/@innout]
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