Mmm, doesn't that look delicious?
At the request of MOTIV8U, here is the EXCITING TALE of the BK Veggie Burger™.
Let me tell you about my co-worker, Rajeev. Great guy. But he's a derailer. A phone conversation with him might go like this:
Me: Hey, Rajeev, I'm not eating meat again. I'm going to get a veggie sub up at the Scrub-way. Wanna go?
Him: Sure, Al. Today is my meat-free day, too. I'll meet you in the parking lot.
And so we get in my car and head out.
Him; How about Burger King?
Me, confused: What? I told you I was getting Subway.
Him: BK has a veggie burger. Have you tried it? That's what I'm getting.
Me: Well, that doesn't sound terrible. And I am a little bored of going to get Scrubs every day...
So we head off to BK and order it up. I'm all about veggie patties. They're usually edible no matter where you go. Friday's has a decent veggie burger. They're on most menus. Some are better than others. They never taste like beef, but I'm just looking for something tasty, not a beef substitute, anyway.
I ordered one veggie burger at $2.69. And let's see... Not much else vegeterian on the menu... How about some (!) onion rings, I guess. And an unsweetened tea.
McDonald's raised the bar by offering fresh-brewed, unsweetened tea. Burger King, however, had tea out of the soda dispenser, made with some sort of mix or syrup. Awful.
Finally, my burger is ready.
This is a pic from the web. Mine looked way more smashed than this one. This one looks good compared to what I got. It was dry, and the saucy goop on it didn't help much. Other toppings included a tomato slice, and a slab of iceberg lettuce. And maybe some ketchup or something. I don't know, it didn't really matter. I ate it and silently cursed Rajeev for sidetracking me from a delicious veggie patty at Subway. It would have been cheaper, more filling, more delicious, and healthier, I'm sure.
I'm glad I don't go to Burger King anymore.
Happy Thursday, peeps!
P.S. Here's the stats:
Saturated Fat: 2.5g
Trans Fat: 0g
Egg: Allergen Present
Milk: Allergen Present
Soy: Allergen Present
Wheat: Allergen Present
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