Burger King in legal trouble!
Popular American fast-food restaurant Burger King is in legal trouble. A vegan customer on Monday accused the chain of contaminating its meatless “Impossible” Whoppers, which is basically a plant-based alternative of the restaurant’s regular Whopper by cooking them on the same grills as its traditional meat burgers.
In a proposed class action, Phillip Williams said he bought an Impossible Whopper at an Atlanta drive-through, and would not have paid a premium price had he known the cooking would leave it “coated in meat by-products.”
The lawsuit filed in Miami federal court seeks damages for all U.S. purchasers of the Impossible Whopper, and an injunction requiring Burger King to “plainly disclose” that Impossible Whoppers and regular burgers are cooked on the same grills.
While there was no official statement made by Burger King, Impossible Foods Inc, which helped create the Impossible Whopper, said it designed the product for meat eaters who want to consume less animal protein, not for vegans or vegetarians.
“For people who are strictly vegan, there is a microwave prep procedure that they’re welcome to ask for in any store,” Dana Worth, Impossible Foods’ head of sales, said in a recent interview.
Burger King’s official website describes the Impossible Burger as “100% Whopper, 0% Beef,” and adds that “for guests looking for a meat-free option, a non-broiler method of preparation is available upon request.”