One Guy Who Is Vegan Is Suing Burger King Over Impossible Whopper, But Not Everyone In The Community Agrees

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You’ve probably noticed that more than a couple of fast food stores are starting to offer plant-based alternatives to their typical burger and chicken menus. It seems nice, like a way to bring back customers who have embraced diets sans meat, but at least one vegan isn’t happen with Burger King’s “Impossible Whopper.”

In case you didn’t know exactly, a vegan is someone who doesn’t consume “meat, eggs, dairy products, or any other animal-derived substances.” They’re like extra vegetarians, and their reasons could vary from dietary restrictions to the philosophical, ethical or environmental concerns that go along with eating animal products.

The litigious man in question ordered an Impossible Whopper – which are advertised as being meat-free – at a Burger King drive-thru, but when he later learned that it is grilled alongside a regular Whopper, he freaked out and called his lawyer.

Phillip Williams claimed in court documents that he “would not have paid a premium price” for the sandwich had he known it would end up “coated by meat by-products.”

Now, a couple of things.

First, there’s literally disclaimer on the menu offering an alternative cooking method for customers who want a 100% meatless meal.

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Second…it comes on a bun and slathered in mayonnaise, both which contain eggs (and milk, for the bun).

As you can imagine, people on the internet cannot roll their eyes at this man hard enough, and I’ve gotta agree with them on this one.

The official statement from Impossible Foods, which helped created the meatless Whopper, issued a statement that read, in part, that they “designed the product for meat eaters who want to consume less animal protein, not for vegans or vegetarians,” and reiterated that “there is a microwave prep procedure that [non-meat eaters are] welcome to ask for in any store.”

I think that most people who are living meat-free lifestyles are aware that dining out can be a challenge, since they’re not in the kitchen themselves.

But in this case, I also think this guy needs to realize that he maybe needs to try a little harder to get his diet right.

Also – stop wasting the judicial system’s time. IMHO.