Veggie burger

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Veggie burger
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Veggie burger topped with grated cheese on a bun
Main ingredients
Vegetables, textured vegetable protein, legumes, nuts, mushrooms, or grains or seeds
Cookbook:Veggie burger  Veggie burger

A veggie burger is a hamburger-style, or chicken-style, patty that does not contain meat, but may contain animal products such as egg or milk.[1] The patty of a veggie burger may be made from vegetables (like corn), textured vegetable protein (like soy), legumes (beans), tofu, nuts, mushrooms, or grains or seeds, like wheat and flax.

History[edit]

The patties that are the essence of a veggie burger have existed in various Eurasian cuisines for millennia, including in the form of disc-shaped grilled or fried meatballs or as koftas, a commonplace item in Indian cuisine. These may contain meats or be made of entirely vegetarian ingredients such as legumes or other plant-derived proteins. While it is not possible, or even necessary, to identify the 'inventor' of the veggie burger, there have been numerous claimants.

Restaurants[edit]

Order from a vegetarian deli: veggie burger with french fries and salad

Some fast food companies have been offering vegetarian foods increasingly since the beginning of the 21st century.

Around the world[edit]

In places such as India where vegetarianism is widespread, McDonald's and KFC serve veggie burgers.[2][3] Since February 2010, McDonald's Germany, its fourth-biggest global market, is serving veggie burgers in all its restaurants.[4][5] Different kinds of veggie burgers are also served permanently in McDonald's restaurants in:

The United States[edit]

In the USA as of April 2005, veggie burgers were available in Burger King restaurants and those of its franchise Hungry Jack's.[15] As of that same time, they were also available in certain Subways and Harvey's, as well as many chain restaurants, such as Red Robin, Chili's, Denny's, Friendly's, Johnny Rockets, and Hard Rock Cafe. Occasionally the veggie burger option will appear at the bottom of a menu as a possible substitution for beef or turkey burgers, rather than as an individual menu item.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vegetarians fed a fast one with meat by-products found in some of their dishes". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-04-24. 
  2. ^ Meatless Burgers Gain Popularity Across America Rediff
  3. ^ McDonald's new TVC pushes McChicken, McVeggie products Indiantelevision.com
  4. ^ "Veggie burger, coffee to fuel McDonald's in Germany". Reuters. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "McDonald's veggie burger page at the German McDonald's homepage". Mcdonalds.de. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c "The Love Burger, Seaweed Fries, and Other Curiosities". Tikifish.com. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "About.com Middle Eastern Food: McFalafel". Mideastfood.about.com. 17 June 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "McDonald Introduces McFalafel, Just for Egypt". Touregypt.net. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  9. ^ McDonald's Greece: McVeggie Burger
  10. ^ (...) Bubur Ayam McD, McEgg, Veggie Burger, French Fries (...)
  11. ^ "McDonald's Netherlands: Groenteburger (Vegetable Burger)". Mcdonalds.nl. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "McDonalds Food from Around the McWorld". Nowthatsnifty.blogspot.com. 22 July 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "McDonald's Switzerland: Vegi Mac". Mcdonalds.ch. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  14. ^ Mcdonalds Dubai veggie burger calories
  15. ^ Hungry Jack's. "Veggie Burger". Retrieved 7 May 2009. 

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