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In-N-Out might add a veggie burger—if these activists succeed

Brittany Martin

The In-N-Out Burger menu has always been brief. Since back in 1948, it’s pretty much been hamburgers, fries, shakes, end of list. Sure, there are various off-menu customizations built from those basics, but if you’re looking for vegan or vegetarian options, In-N-Out has not exactly been inviting. Now, one online campaign is trying to change that and bring In-N-Out up-to-date with 21st century tastes.

Good Food Institute, a group that works with scientists and businesses focused on plant-based foods, is behind a petition to encourage the Irvine-based In-N-Out to add a veggie burger or other vegan options to their list of offerings, as CBS Los Angeles reports. 

“As a company that prides itself on both customer satisfaction and ethical business practices, adding a meat-free option is a no-brainer. And by making this single addition, In-N-Out would be making a huge statement that it truly cares about its customers’ health and the health of the planet,” states the online petition

They go on to point out that most large fast-food chains do offer veg-friendly entrees these days—even White Castle sliders come in a veggie burger option at this point—so it does seem pretty unusual that In-N-Out remains a hold-out, and in health-conscious SoCal of all places. Other than a basket of French fries, if you want something other than beef at an In-N-Out today, your only option is a grilled cheese sandwich made from burger buns and toppings, minus the patty.   

Currently, there are nearly 18,500 signatures from diners in support of the petition. Good Food Institute hopes to reach 25,000 before delivering the formal suggestion to Lynsi Snyder, the president of In-N-Out.

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