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(Daily Mail)   Australian burger chain announces "No-customer Mondays"   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2019-04-15 03:50:20 PM  
Good luck with that
 
2019-04-15 06:09:16 PM  
If they merge with Chick-Fil-A, their employees could get 2 whole days off.
 
2019-04-15 06:09:25 PM  
I used to date a woman who would order veggie burgers with bacon.  Without fail, someone from the kitchen would come to the table to double-check that the order was correct.

/CSB
 
2019-04-15 06:44:29 PM  
The menu will see four new items added where Beyond Meat burger patties

Beyonds are pretty good. You can buy them in the supermarket and I've served them to a bunch of carnivore friends with zero complaints. Well, the visual appeal is a bit off -- the outside "browns" but the insides remain a strange pinkish-red much longer than a beef burger cooked the same amount of time would. But no one has ever complained to me about the taste or mouthfeel.

Impossible burgers are even better, but more expensive and only sold to restaurants. This place will do just fine.
 
2019-04-15 06:46:22 PM  

tricycleracer: I used to date a woman who would order veggie burgers with bacon.  Without fail, someone from the kitchen would come to the table to double-check that the order was correct.

/CSB


I call it "The Contradiction".
 
2019-04-15 07:42:28 PM  
The menu will see four new items added where Beyond Meat burger patties - which taste like beef but are made of pea protein - are used

"Pea protein is my favorite" said no one ever.
 
2019-04-15 07:46:57 PM  
I pea protein when I have kidney issues.
 
2019-04-15 08:07:00 PM  
Vegetarians mostly don't want this shiat, and people who eat meat will go somewhere else. This will be the downfall of all else fake meat companies.
 
2019-04-15 08:12:33 PM  
I miss those black bean burgers.  They're hard to find these days.
 
2019-04-15 08:12:55 PM  

Uzzah: The menu will see four new items added where Beyond Meat burger patties

Beyonds are pretty good. You can buy them in the supermarket and I've served them to a bunch of carnivore friends with zero complaints. Well, the visual appeal is a bit off -- the outside "browns" but the insides remain a strange pinkish-red much longer than a beef burger cooked the same amount of time would. But no one has ever complained to me about the taste or mouthfeel.

Impossible burgers are even better, but more expensive and only sold to restaurants. This place will do just fine.


For me, it's Dr. Praeger's veggie burgers. They're the only non-meat burger patties endorsed by the medical community.
 
2019-04-15 08:27:52 PM  
I do not understand why people keep making vegetarian substitute things.  It is not a burger and will never be a burger.  Stop calling it a burger.  Make up some other name for it.  That way you avoid the inevitable comparisons between a real burger and your product.

I had some brand of vegetable burger that someone left at my house and it was actually very tasty.  It didn't taste like a burger, but I enjoyed them.  Once I tried a vegetarian hotdog.  I took one bite of it and gave it to the dog.  The dog would not eat it.
 
2019-04-15 09:14:49 PM  

tricycleracer: I used to date a woman who would order veggie burgers with bacon.  Without fail, someone from the kitchen would come to the table to double-check that the order was correct.

/CSB


I specifically will not order Pita Pit online, because I order Falafal and bacon, but the online system doesn't allow the bacon option on their vegetarian items. It's pretty stupid.
 
2019-04-15 09:55:15 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: I do not understand why people keep making vegetarian substitute things.  It is not a burger and will never be a burger.  Stop calling it a burger.  Make up some other name for it.  That way you avoid the inevitable comparisons between a real burger and your product.

I had some brand of vegetable burger that someone left at my house and it was actually very tasty.  It didn't taste like a burger, but I enjoyed them.  Once I tried a vegetarian hotdog.  I took one bite of it and gave it to the dog.  The dog would not eat it.


The answer is that it's generally close in consistency, and can be used in many of the same recipies/styles with at least non-objectionable tastes.
 
2019-04-15 10:41:36 PM  
Make me a good sandwich without killing an animal and I will eat it.
 
2019-04-15 11:01:25 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Make me a good sandwich without killing an animal and I will eat it.


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2019-04-15 11:06:16 PM  
Alienating 95% of your customer base 1 day a week seems like it may not be a good business decision.

*offering* all plant based stuff is not a bad idea, but by refusing to sell meat-based products that day you'll be doing more damage to your company than not:

"Hi guys, lets go to -x- for lunch since they'll serve suzy's vegan food cubes today! - No thanks, they don't have anything anyone else likes"

"Last time I went to -x- they didn't sell any meat, no need to go back there"

"They told me they only didn't sell meat on mondays... or was it tuesday? perhaps wednesday? Whatever, lets just go to burgerwhatever instead"
 
2019-04-16 01:12:42 AM  
Hey, that's a salad roll...
 
2019-04-16 01:35:28 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: I do not understand why people keep making vegetarian substitute things.  It is not a burger and will never be a burger.  Stop calling it a burger.  Make up some other name for it.  That way you avoid the inevitable comparisons between a real burger and your product.

I had some brand of vegetable burger that someone left at my house and it was actually very tasty.  It didn't taste like a burger, but I enjoyed them.  Once I tried a vegetarian hotdog.  I took one bite of it and gave it to the dog.  The dog would not eat it.


Call them hippie patties.
 
2019-04-16 02:05:57 AM  

Excelsior: Alienating 95% of your customer base 1 day a week seems like it may not be a good business decision.

*offering* all plant based stuff is not a bad idea, but by refusing to sell meat-based products that day you'll be doing more damage to your company than not:

"Hi guys, lets go to -x- for lunch since they'll serve suzy's vegan food cubes today! - No thanks, they don't have anything anyone else likes"

"Last time I went to -x- they didn't sell any meat, no need to go back there"

"They told me they only didn't sell meat on mondays... or was it tuesday? perhaps wednesday? Whatever, lets just go to burgerwhatever instead"


Here's the thing - it's Australia, we don't "eat out" for 2 of every 3 meals. Mondays and Tuesdays are generally graveyards for retail and food*. Want a carpark at your favourite mall without having to walk 30 minutes to get to the entrance? Choose Monday or Tuesday. Anyway, this is a way to generate some interest on a generally slow day. There are some vegan/vegetarians who don't like eating next to people eating meat - so this is a way to attract people who wouldn't otherwise patronise your business, as well as the regular vegetarians.

*Lots of cafes and restaurants don't even open on Mondays or Tuesdays - they're open on the weekend, and we still believe in a couple of days off. Work/life balance, y'all.
 
2019-04-16 02:12:02 AM  
If I owned the next burger spot down the road I'd do Meatful Mondays when we don't even fark around with bread or toppings just serve a stack of patties like pancakes with bacon, sausage and eggs on the side. Maybe even your choice of hamsteak, chicken fried steak or actual farking steak for an appetizer if you supersize.
 
2019-04-16 05:06:05 AM  

ol' gormsby: Excelsior: Alienating 95% of your customer base 1 day a week seems like it may not be a good business decision.

*offering* all plant based stuff is not a bad idea, but by refusing to sell meat-based products that day you'll be doing more damage to your company than not:

"Hi guys, lets go to -x- for lunch since they'll serve suzy's vegan food cubes today! - No thanks, they don't have anything anyone else likes"

"Last time I went to -x- they didn't sell any meat, no need to go back there"

"They told me they only didn't sell meat on mondays... or was it tuesday? perhaps wednesday? Whatever, lets just go to burgerwhatever instead"

Here's the thing - it's Australia, we don't "eat out" for 2 of every 3 meals. Mondays and Tuesdays are generally graveyards for retail and food*. Want a carpark at your favourite mall without having to walk 30 minutes to get to the entrance? Choose Monday or Tuesday. Anyway, this is a way to generate some interest on a generally slow day. There are some vegan/vegetarians who don't like eating next to people eating meat - so this is a way to attract people who wouldn't otherwise patronise your business, as well as the regular vegetarians.

*Lots of cafes and restaurants don't even open on Mondays or Tuesdays - they're open on the weekend, and we still believe in a couple of days off. Work/life balance, y'all.


You know what? put out samples. Let people discover that the plant based dish is as good or better than the meat dish.

Or try to faux force them to buy your dish secretly resenting you.

One way gives you a 50% chance of success. The other dooms you to failure
 
2019-04-16 07:26:06 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: ol' gormsby: Excelsior: Alienating 95% of your customer base 1 day a week seems like it may not be a good business decision.

*offering* all plant based stuff is not a bad idea, but by refusing to sell meat-based products that day you'll be doing more damage to your company than not:

"Hi guys, lets go to -x- for lunch since they'll serve suzy's vegan food cubes today! - No thanks, they don't have anything anyone else likes"

"Last time I went to -x- they didn't sell any meat, no need to go back there"

"They told me they only didn't sell meat on mondays... or was it tuesday? perhaps wednesday? Whatever, lets just go to burgerwhatever instead"

Here's the thing - it's Australia, we don't "eat out" for 2 of every 3 meals. Mondays and Tuesdays are generally graveyards for retail and food*. Want a carpark at your favourite mall without having to walk 30 minutes to get to the entrance? Choose Monday or Tuesday. Anyway, this is a way to generate some interest on a generally slow day. There are some vegan/vegetarians who don't like eating next to people eating meat - so this is a way to attract people who wouldn't otherwise patronise your business, as well as the regular vegetarians.

*Lots of cafes and restaurants don't even open on Mondays or Tuesdays - they're open on the weekend, and we still believe in a couple of days off. Work/life balance, y'all.

You know what? put out samples. Let people discover that the plant based dish is as good or better than the meat dish.

Or try to faux force them to buy your dish secretly resenting you.

One way gives you a 50% chance of success. The other dooms you to failure


The point    >    .
Your head   >   0
 
6 days ago  

Moniker o' Shame: I do not understand why people keep making vegetarian substitute things.  It is not a burger and will never be a burger.  Stop calling it a burger.  Make up some other name for it.  That way you avoid the inevitable comparisons between a real burger and your product.

I had some brand of vegetable burger that someone left at my house and it was actually very tasty.  It didn't taste like a burger, but I enjoyed them.  Once I tried a vegetarian hotdog.  I took one bite of it and gave it to the dog.  The dog would not eat it.


Vegetarians still like going out to restaurants with other people who aren't vegetarian, or going to a BBQ where all the buns & fixings are already provided, and still eat something similar.  I'm not ordering a farking salad at the work happy hour.  I want cheese draped over some kind of patty with a side of salty potatoes.  Is this really so hard to understand?
 
6 days ago  
Do people honestly think vegetarians and vegans are that way because they think their food tastes better?
How dumb do you have to be that they are positing their food is superior in taste?
 
6 days ago  
I tried an 'impossible meatball & marinara' sandwich the other day -- actually tasted decent (of course the marinara flavor drowns out much of the taste of the fake 'meat', so perhaps a bit easier to hide that it's not real meat that way), the biggest difference was that the texture was a little fluffier and less dense than a typical meatball.
/Would eat again
 
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