When I heard the news about a petition going around, demanding that In-N-Out start offering options for non-meat-eating consumers, I just shook my head in disbelief. I believe everyone should be respected for their choices. But like…..why go out of the way to attack a well-to-do restaurant chain that has been satisfying burger -loving customers just fine for decades?
I respect the choice of vegans and vegetarians. I even like some of them. I have a long list of vegans that I follow on Instagram and Youtube.
If they don’t like meat and/or anything containing animal products, that is their choice. But this going too far, even for the preachy, self-entitled meat haters. That’s like me going in to a popular vegan restaurant and demanding that they expand their menu to cater to everyone else, i.e. meat lovers. Can you imagine there being a petition being passed around to get meat on the menu at a vegan restaurant because some entitled mofo believed that it was their right? Ludicrous, right? Right.
Having been in the industry for a while, vegans have made the top of my list of the most annoying types of diners. They come in (often to a steakhouse…yeah, A STEAKHOUSE!!) and expect a whole new dish be created just for them just because they are so special. This used to especially piss me off if it was during a maddening rush of when I used to do set tasting menus. Everything would be flowing in hurried repetition, moving like clockwork, then BAM~~
“Table 31 is Vegan,” then goes off mumblings of obscenities by the cooks and chefs, cursing them vegans. Someone has to stop what they’re doing, go make a trip to gather items to create a whole new dish just for this whiney little, self-entitled being. Sometimes that can be fun to do. But during the middle of a rush when you got ten million things going on? It interrupts the flow and can slow down the pace……once in a while, it can even have chefs fall behind, meaning more wait time for the rest of the diners. How totally selfish, right?
I like to expand my horizons with food. I honestly enjoy experimenting with vegan dishes. I have friends and family that appreciate it, so in my home kitchen, I whip up vegan stuff every now and then. If I am in the mood for vegan food, I venture into a vegan restaurant or make it myself.
I sincerely hope that In-N-Out does not fall into the scheme of the stupid petition and that they won’t change a thing on their menu. Who do these vegans (or vegetarians) think they are? I am still not too sure if the petition was started by vegans or vegetarians. I’ve been hearing vegetarians, but many social media posts are saying vegans….so I am not too sure at this point (maybe it’s both). But either way, go away!
All this In-N-Out fiasco seriously put me in craving mode last night. But it wasn’t really a cheat day yesterday, so I had to let it pass.
How do you In-N-Out? My go to is the #2, a cheeseburger, animal style, caramelized onions, regular fries (but I guess in this pic, I ordered animal style), and a diet coke. Please, In-N-Out, do not change or cater to these whiney bitches. Thanks.
On a side note…..all this vegan madness reminded me of a scene from my book. There was some self-entitled haughty bitch that came to have dinner when a set tasting menu was being served. One of the chefs had to stop what he was doing in the middle of a mad rush, step away to create a whole new menu just for this bitch. And then read what happens in the end..scenes like these have been inspired by real-life scenarios, dude. But fortunately, in my book, kissing vegan ass has a happy ending. It’s fiction.
“Chef, Mrs. Davenport would like to speak with you,” said Henry.
“The fucking Vegan? What does she want now?” he snarled, walking away from me. I exhaled in relief and continued cleaning in agony.
When Chef Wallace walked back in, there was an unfamiliar expression on his face. His lips were parsed away from each other as if there was an invisible wrench in between. It was a smile that emphasized the rustiness of his smiling muscles.
“She said it was the best meal she’s ever had,” he beamed.