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Wendy's is Testing a Vegan Burger
By: Justine Huffman
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Vegans, rejoice! Another fast-food chain may be giving you what you want: a vegan option.

Wendy’s is currently testing out its new black bean burger at several of their store locations in Ohio, according to TakePart and One Green Planet. Thus far, those who’ve purchased the burger are giving positive feedback for the exclusive sandwich.

With U.S. citizens becoming more health- and environmentally conscious, it should come as no surprise that a famous burger joint has decided to take a plunge into the vegan food pool.

The black bean burger by Wendy’s, unlike the pre-packaged veggie burgers by Burger King and White Castle, are made fresh and served on site. The burger comes with colby-pepperjack cheese, tomato, asiago ranch sauce, and mixed greens on a seeded multigrain bun. The sandwich isn’t truly a vegan option with the cheese and ranch sauce (it’s vegetarian), but customers may request to have those particular ingredients removed.

If Wendy’s puts the black bean burger on the menu as a permanent item, will McDonald’s reenter the vegan food ring? The burger powerhouse tested the McVeggie Burger in 2003 at ten locations in Southern California, according to Vegetarians in Paradise.

The McVeggie failed to gain enough appeal to become an official McD’s menu item, but perhaps now is the right time to resurrect the sandwich. The home of Ronald McDonald could top Wendy’s black bean burger by providing soy cheese and vegan-friendly sauces for its veggie burger.

It’d be a step in the right direction for vegans, vegetarians, and those who are firm believers in Meatless Mondays.


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About the Author
Justine Huffman is an indie author, poet, and graphic artist residing in Delaware, USA. When she's not unleashing her creative powers, she enjoys reading humorous fiction, dining at local seafood eateries, and daydreaming. 
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