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I am pretty sure no one is shocked to hear about the pissed off vegans suing BK.

A Georgia man who is vegan has sued Burger King for false advertising, alleging the burger chain “duped” customers into eating Impossible Whoppers by not adequately disclosing that the plant-based patties are cooked with beef fat. The lawsuit is seeking class-action status.

According to the complaint filed in a federal court in Florida on Monday, Phillip Williams of Georgia said he visited an Atlanta Burger King in August and ordered an Impossible Whopper, which, when prepared without mayonnaise, he believed conformed to his “strict vegan diet.” Williams was unaware that Impossible Whoppers are by default “cooked on the same grills as its traditional meat-based products, creating a meat-free patty that is in fact covered in meat by-product,” the lawsuit alleges.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/food/2019/11/19/vegan-sues-burger-king-claiming-meatless-impossible-whopper-is-contaminated-by-beef-fat/

 

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11 minutes ago, Pato del Muerto said:

Idiot. What law was broken or right suppressed such that a lawsuit is more appropriate than say a refund?

This post.  Wow.  

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Its website describes the Impossible Burger as "100% Whopper, 0% Beef," and adds that "for guests looking for a meat-free option, a non-broiler method of preparation is available upon request."

Seems pretty clear. 

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BK is clearly at fault. No way that a vegan wouldn't announce the fact that they are vegan at least 3X during the ordering process, including to the people waiting in line behind them.

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1 hour ago, Pato del Muerto said:

Idiot. What law was broken or right suppressed such that a lawsuit is more appropriate than say a refund?

 

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1 hour ago, Pato del Muerto said:

Idiot. What law was broken or right suppressed such that a lawsuit is more appropriate than say a refund?

You are under some impression that attention whoring needs some sort of legal precedent?

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1 hour ago, immortal13 said:

Well they said it was "impossible".....duh

Would be awesome if this was the response. That would be some Krusty Burger level service.

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

 

This guy wants money to protect him from his own stupidity.  Attorneys should have their license suspended when these suits are brought and dismissed.  A quick 6 months so maybe they at least consider it may be bullshit.

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18 minutes ago, Spankytoes said:

BK is clearly at fault. No way that a vegan wouldn't announce the fact that they are vegan at least 3X during the ordering process, including to the people waiting in line behind them.

To be fair, there's probably not a BK employee who's ever heard the word "vegan".

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Kind of related story:

A couple of years ago while living overseas the expat community had a get together that included a chili cookoff.  The meat you could get there wasn't terrible, but it was lean AF so I made my chili with half beef and half pork to get the fat content right.

Judging for the contest consisted of everyone in attendance voting for their favorite.  Problem is, we had a sizable Muslim contingent so I was going to be starting in a pretty deep hole since those potential voters wouldn't test my chili much less vote for it.  So in the end I just told everyone it was beef chili.  Everyone tried it, no one dropped dead or got smited by Allah and I got 2nd place.

Maybe I'm going to burn in hell for that, but I don't care.

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I would think that no self respecting vegan would willingly eat at any hamburger fast food joint unless there is an ulterior motive, like feigning ignorance of the cooking process and suing.

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It wasn't marketed as vegan or vegetarian, and the first question someone would ask is how it's cooked, because my obvious thought was it would come into contact with the other patties. Sounds like this is a consumer disclosure claim and will be hard to sustain.

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14 minutes ago, crash_davis said:

I would think that no self respecting vegan would willingly eat at any hamburger fast food joint unless there is an ulterior motive, like feigning ignorance of the cooking process and suing.

I think I see your problem here.

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I’ve posted about this in another thread, but I know a dude that’s been hardcore vegan for 4 or 5 years now. He’s still chubby and out of shape as fuck. I don’t understand.

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4 hours ago, Fudge Nuggets said:

Kind of related story:

A couple of years ago while living overseas the expat community had a get together that included a chili cookoff.  The meat you could get there wasn't terrible, but it was lean AF so I made my chili with half beef and half pork to get the fat content right.

Judging for the contest consisted of everyone in attendance voting for their favorite.  Problem is, we had a sizable Muslim contingent so I was going to be starting in a pretty deep hole since those potential voters wouldn't test my chili much less vote for it.  So in the end I just told everyone it was beef chili.  Everyone tried it, no one dropped dead or got smited by Allah and I got 2nd place.

Maybe I'm going to burn in hell for that, but I don't care.

Screwed a lot of folks out of their 72 virgins.

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47 minutes ago, Helobious said:

I’ve posted about this in another thread, but I know a dude that’s been hardcore vegan for 4 or 5 years now. He’s still chubby and out of shape as fuck. I don’t understand.

He's a SoyBoy

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An oddball thing in the articles that would seem to be quoted from the lawsuit:  I would not have paid a premium price if I had known (it was cooked alongside beef patties).  Not some unique injury to "vegan pride" or something.

 

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2 hours ago, Helobious said:

I’ve posted about this in another thread, but I know a dude that’s been hardcore vegan for 4 or 5 years now. He’s still chubby and out of shape as fuck. I don’t understand.

I have a friend like this. Then I learned Oreos are vegan. Then it made sense. 

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8 hours ago, Spankytoes said:

BK is clearly at fault. No way that a vegan wouldn't announce the fact that they are vegan at least 3X during the ordering process, including to the people waiting in line behind them.

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19 hours ago, Fudge Nuggets said:

Kind of related story:

A couple of years ago while living overseas the expat community had a get together that included a chili cookoff.  The meat you could get there wasn't terrible, but it was lean AF so I made my chili with half beef and half pork to get the fat content right.

Judging for the contest consisted of everyone in attendance voting for their favorite.  Problem is, we had a sizable Muslim contingent so I was going to be starting in a pretty deep hole since those potential voters wouldn't test my chili much less vote for it.  So in the end I just told everyone it was beef chili.  Everyone tried it, no one dropped dead or got smited by Allah and I got 2nd place.

Maybe I'm going to burn in hell for that, but I don't care.

 

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22 hours ago, 'stache said:

It wasn't marketed as vegan or vegetarian, and the first question someone would ask is how it's cooked, because my obvious thought was it would come into contact with the other patties. Sounds like this is a consumer disclosure claim and will be hard to sustain.

This is where I'm at.  Unless it was cooked in a completely different manner, it touched something that touched meat.  Therefore there's almost certain "meat transference," (a term that I think I made up but that probably exists) even if on a microscopic level.  This isn't a peanut allergy thing where there could be dire consequences.  No harm on any level was done except to this person's ego and his now fictitious claims to be totally vegan.  

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On 11/19/2019 at 10:51 AM, F250 said:

I am pretty sure no one is shocked to hear about the pissed off vegans suing BK.

 

 

Next time, just say "vegans".

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Honestly I could give a shit about vegans, but it would have made sense if Burger King prominently displayed that fact on their menu board or even made sure to mention to customers that ordered that item besides just having that info on their website. Who the fuck goes to Burger King's website? 

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Vegans and vegetarians ought to be used to questioning food preparation and ingredients when they aren’t preparing their own meals. Especially so at a fast food burger chain that has just rolled out its first and only meatless patty. 
 

just like muslims with halal and Jews with kosher. 

Edited by Pato del Muerto

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^^ This. Anybody ever gone out to eat with a vegan? They ask a half dozen questions about every ingredient in their order. This dude went there for the sole purpose of eventually filing suit

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I didn’t see anything in their advertising that claimed it was vegan. If you’re a vegan and you go to Burger King to eat, you deserve what you get.

Edited by NeverMarryAStripper

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We’re living in Jackie Chiles lawsuit simulation.  How people don’t realize this is beyond me.  
 

“Your taste is my case.”

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Asshole isn't even a true vegan because he's not eating raw.

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On 11/19/2019 at 7:21 PM, Helobious said:

I’ve posted about this in another thread, but I know a dude that’s been hardcore vegan for 4 or 5 years now. He’s still chubby and out of shape as fuck. I don’t understand.

He probably eats bags and bags of chips.

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On 11/19/2019 at 7:21 PM, Helobious said:

I’ve posted about this in another thread, but I know a dude that’s been hardcore vegan for 4 or 5 years now. He’s still chubby and out of shape as fuck. I don’t understand.

They eat mountains of carbs.

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I expected a lawsuit like this the very first time I saw a BK commercial on TV advertising the impossible burger.  The commercial didn't claim the burger was vegan, they just strongly hinted at it.  You'd think BK might have paid attention when McDonalds was sued (and eventually settled) for using beef fat in cooking their fries ( https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mcdonalds-settles-beef-over-fries/ ).

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"The apology and disclosure was most important for the clients and the class," Bharti said. "My hope is when all other fast food chains see what McDonald's has done, they will have to follow suit. I want to start a chain reaction of disclosure."
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lulz

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10 hours ago, SquishMitten said:

^^ This. Anybody ever gone out to eat with a vegan? They ask a half dozen questions about every ingredient in their order. This dude went there for the sole purpose of eventually filing suit

I had to stop that shit the third time I was offered beet ketchup and kombucha at the place my buddy picked. We settled on "Hunter/Gatherer" places from then on which is like gay guys designing bikinis on taste.

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On 11/19/2019 at 1:08 PM, Longhornfan1024 said:

This post.  Wow.  

What's wow about it?

He's right.

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The news article is discussing a civil suit and he brings up violations of laws and rights being suppressed for one thing.

Also, they complaint does allege that a law was violated--Florida's DTPA.  

It just shows a fundamental misunderstanding of the way the law works.

Edited by Longhornfan1024

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48 minutes ago, Pato del Muerto said:

Fine. What damages/injuries were incurred, you pedantic shit. This isn’t a courtroom. 

But you're out of order!!!

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Why are vegans eating something that looks and tastes like meat? If you look on youtube, there are all kinds of vegan arguments about how humans aren't meant to consume animals yet they make their shitty vegetables up to emulate meat. Just makes no sense.

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As an avowed carnivore, burger king adverts completely misrepresented the product. I don't know the law, but the 0% beef would indicate a different grilling surface, not one doused in beef fat. 

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