The Impossible to Please Vegans Burger? Diet extremists go nuts with complaints that no Burger King burger is truly vegan since the chain also sells meat
11/21/2019 // Ethan Huff // Views

An angry vegan has filed a lawsuit against Burger King for marketing its new "Impossible" Whoppers as being meat-free, even though they're cooked on the same grills as regular, real-meat Whoppers.

In his proposed class action suit, Phillip Williams contends that he wouldn't have purchased an Impossible Whopper at a Burger King drive-thru in Atlanta, Georgia, recently had he known it was going to end up being "coated in meat by-products."

Rather than simply return his Impossible Whopper and get his money back, Williams instead notified the media and filed his lawsuit in a Miami federal court, where he's now seeking damages for not just himself, but also for all other Burger King customers who have purchased Impossible Whoppers.

Even though it was open knowledge when the Impossible Whopper was first introduced by Burger King that its meat-free patties were going to be cooked on the same grills as chicken and beef, Williams apparently missed this announcement, and is now demanding that Burger King award him, and millions of other people, a payout.

Williams is also demanding an injunction that would require Burger King to "plainly disclose" that Impossible Whoppers and regular Whoppers are all cooked on the same grills, even though this was already plainly disclosed by the company when the Impossible Burger was first introduced back in August.

The Burger King website also clearly explains that even though the Impossible Burger is "100% Whopper, 0% Beef," a "non-broiler method of preparation is available upon request" for "guests looking for a meat-free option" that contains no traces of animal byproducts.


When asked by Reuters to comment about these major inconsistencies between what Williams is claiming Burger King failed to do and what Burger King actually did do, Williams' lawyer did not immediately respond with any kind of statement.

"For people who are strictly vegan, there is a microwave prep procedure that they're welcome to ask for in any store," commented Dana Worth, Impossible Foods' head of sales, during a recent interview.

Is it possible to actually make a vegan happy?

While we're certainly not fans of Impossible Burgers due to the fact that they're unnatural and contain harmful chemicals like monosodium glutamate (MSG) derivatives, this lawsuit is completely meritless.

Had Williams simply done his due diligence by reading Burger King's website, or at the very least asking the drive-thru window employee how the product is cooked, he would have quickly realized that the default method for frying up Impossible Whoopers is on shared grills, unless otherwise requested by the customer.

Perhaps the product should be renamed as the Impossible to Please Vegans Burger, because it's apparently too much work, and requires too many properly nourished brain cells, for vegans to figure out how to get the thing cooked the way they want it.

Apparently the only thing vegans know how to do is throw temper tantrums and file lawsuits for attention, seeing as how this type of thing has happened before on numerous occasions.

In 2016, a woman tried to sue a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in New York for supposedly failing to disclose that its French fries and mozzarella sticks are cooked in beef tallow. A judge dismissed the case after stating that the woman lacked evidence as to how she was "injured" by the company's cooking methods.

Multiple Hindu and vegetarian plaintiffs also tried to sue McDonald's back in 2001, claiming that the fast food chain had wrongly described its French fries and hash browns as being vegetarian. As it turned out in that case, McDonald's was still adding "beef flavoring" to its French fries recipe, prompting the company to apologize and agree to donate $10 million to various vegetarian and Hindu groups.

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