No Veggie Burgers At McDonald’s?

business, food

Venessa Wong with the original story, shared here by Ashley Lutz.    White Castle announced their own veggie burger on January 2nd, joining Burger King and countless fast casual concepts in catering to meat-free palates.

McDonald’s says it doesn’t carry veggie patties because no one buys them.  As Lutz notes, MCD CEO David Thompson told investors that when the world’s largest burger joint did offer meatless burgers, they “sold four a day” per location.

To me, that means veggie burgers are scalable.  If Burger King can do them, so can McDonald’s.  They just have to want to.  And they should.

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McDonald’s Had the Solution. It Was Called Chipotle.

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Millennials want authenticity.  Because Chipotle has good food and invests in the kinds of things Millennials care about, they forgive the fact that Chipotle Mexican Grill is not authentically Mexican.  But when McDonald’s has to put out a video defending the authenticity of their chicken as chicken, you have to wonder what else is coming home to roost.

Here.

Oh, Kashi, Only 8 People Believe You

advocacy, food

Not sure when Kashi launched their new page/PR campaign to quell the backlash over their use of a bunch of crap they say they don’t use, but if you Google “kashi” the first thing that comes up in the sponsored results in a link to this page:

Really, guys, they mean it this time.

Wait, What? (Avocado Edition)

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Avocados (Persea americana) Français : Avocats...

Avocados (Persea americana) Français : Avocats (Persea americana) (Photo credit: Wikipedia). They're freakin' berries!

I love avocados.  They’re a savory, wonderful fruit great in soup, dip, or as an edible base for delicious mango salsa.

But did you know that specifically, avocados are berries?

Wait, what?

Exactly.  And I think I just got a new angle for the next video blog series.

Posts I Liked This Week

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I may have liked more, but these are the ones for which I pressed the WordPress Like Button this week:

What We Saw: Cars (Bridgetown Blog)

Urban Colours (Cropping Reality)

New Zealand 2010 (broken blabs and blurbs)

Find Rest (Vintage Pages)

Don’t Tell Me What To Think! (Lakia Gordon)

Appreciate to Ignite the Flame (Seasoned With Youth)

Love (Cropping Reality)

Are Blackberries Really Black? (Sister Earth Organics)

Heavenbound and No Earthly Good (Sweetie Pie)

The king, his speech, and why I’m going to rule the world (My Business Addiction)

Me myself I (singlemaltmonkey)

What We Saw – VW Beetles (Bridgetown Blog)

Minicards in 4 Colors! (tchem)

State of the Union (Sweetie Pie)

Pictured: A Random Day in This Writer’s Life (Sherri Phillips: The Power of 26)

I subscribe to all of these blogs.  You should, too.

Food Blog 1: Vegetable Humus Pita Pizza

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Pita, Humus (base), Green Peppers, Vine Tomatoes, Feta, Balsamic Vinegar, EVOO, Kosher Salt.  Bake until warm and pita is slightly crunchy. Or eat raw. So good.  Everything but the feta, vinegar, olive oil, and salt was purchased same-day at the Allentown Farmers Market.  Not pictured: a side of green pepper slices and tomato wedges (left over from making toppings)  for dipping in cold humus.