Point missed by several centimeters

I don’t expect the Ford dealer down the street to sell me a new Subaru. And I’m pretty sure this is comparably silly:

Irvine-based In-N-Out Burger is the target of a petition that demands the fast-food burger institution add a meat-free meal to its menu.

Launched last week on change.org, the petition by Washington D.C.-based Good Food Institute said the burger chain has been “letting its fans down by failing to serve anything that would satisfy a burger-loving customer who wants a healthy, humane, and sustainable option.”

Au contraire. This is exactly what the fans want: not to have to deal with anyone who uses the word “sustainable” unironically. Do I expect the local vegan shop — or, for that matter, the nearest halal restaurant, which is closer by — to fix me a proper sausage biscuit? Of course not.

8 comments

  1. The Other McCain »

    21 September 2016 · 6:26 pm

    In The Mailbox: 09.21.16

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  2. McG »

    21 September 2016 · 6:54 pm

    If the customer in question is burger-loving, why is he not ordering a burger?

  3. Lorna »

    21 September 2016 · 7:20 pm

    That’s very interesting actually, but I see it a lot, it always seems we have to give in to the minority on situations and include options for them, however if the majority chose to want something at a different place like you said, it wouldn’t happen. Surely that person should just buy their food elsewhere?

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  4. CGHill »

    21 September 2016 · 7:30 pm

    You’re being sensible, Lorna. We don’t do sensible in the States. :)

  5. fillyjonk »

    22 September 2016 · 6:02 am

    It does suggest an interesting mindset. My inclination, if a store/restaurant didn’t sell what I wanted, to seek out and patronize the one that did. But there seems to be a sizable group of people who want to make noise until one particular business changes for them.

  6. BikerDad »

    22 September 2016 · 12:23 pm

    Well, in truth the Ford dealer is likely to be quite willing to sell you a Subaru. And likely to have one on the lot. A used one.

    So clearly In-N-Out’s solution should be to offer used meat free burgers to satisfy the vegasn. The shit sandwich is, after all, a dish of ancient provenance. Not sure how they’ll get that past the Health Department though….

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  8. Roger Green »

    23 September 2016 · 8:43 pm

    Now, THAT is Political Correctness run amok
    Unless it’s Wal-Mart and it drove all the other possible restaurants out of business…

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