31 August 2010

Amy’s Veggie Burgers added to Denny’s menu, yes they are vegan


Twenty-four hour breakfast diner Denny’s—yes that Denny’s—has added a healthy and more humane alternative to the all American cow flesh burger to its menu. Amy’s Kitchen Veggie Burgers are now available nationwide at the company’s 1500, or so, locations.

"Denny's is excited to partner with Amy's to offer a delicious, better-for-you veggie burger in over 1,500 restaurants any time of the day," says Minh Huynh, Denny's Product Marketing Manager. "We value our strategic partnerships to give consumers what they want and expect from Denny's: value and choice, in a welcoming environment."

Why exactly did Denny’s choose Amy’s over those other veggie burger brands?

Denny's chose Amy's because it's a great-tasting, high quality product attached to a strong brand, and, unlike the restaurant chain's prior veggie burger, it satisfies vegan requirements.

First the Eagles reunited and toured, then the Boston Red Sox won a World Series, follow that up with the Cleveland Browns impressive Super Bowl victory—okay that didn’t happen, yet—but none compare to actually seeing national restaurant chains using the term “vegan.” Right about now Satan himself must be ice skating throughout the underworld like some red suit wearing, two horned Scott Hamilton.

It’s such positive news I won’t even mention that Denny’s has to spoil the vegan descriptor by tossing on “melted Pepper Jack cheese,”—I couldn’t help myself— but they do claim “customers can order an Amy’s veggie burger prepared any way they like.”

First they mix in cage-free eggs now a vegan burger. Great job, now let’s get to work on the rest of that grease filled menu.

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18 comments:

  1. I still wouldn't step foot in the place.

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  2. Why not anonymous? I am a vegan but when you are traveling it's nice to have options. I have friends who aren't vegan and there really aren't many places for us to eat together. This gives me, and people like me, another place to eat.

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  3. I am with anonymousm that place is disgusting!

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  4. You know if we don't recognize places for progressing they never will. I for one give Denny's credit for adding a vegan option.

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  5. I had to say something because I agree with xman so wholeheartedly. We as vegans have to give some credit to restaurants who at least try. I may go to my local Denny's and try one.

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  6. This is awesome. Good job Denny's

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  7. Is the bun it comes on vegan?

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  8. Impressive. Good on Denny's for being inclusive. Also...Amy's burgers.WOW! Total step up from Boca/Morningstar!

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  9. Denny's has told us that the white bun is vegan. The whole wheat bun contains honey. Denny's is also happy to cook up your burger in a separate pan upon request.

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  10. Amy's - - Thank you for the response!

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  11. Ur_average_Vegan9/2/10, 2:58 PM

    Let me get this straight, I would have to ask for my vegan burger to be prepared in a separate pan, served on a white bun, hold the cheese and veggies(because we all know they are fried in beef grease. Nice gesture Denny's but still I think I'd rather just eat at home or at a truly vegan friendly establishment.

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  12. God, no wonder everyone thinks Vegans are high-maintenance a--holes who complain about everything. Listen to yourselves. For those who had NICE things to say, BRAVO. For those who are still stuck on perfection (*ahem* Ur_average_Vegan), just loosen up, man! It's a freaking restaurant. The world isn't perfect. It's just one meal, and sometimes you have to make compromises. Just be happy that Denny's is willing to change.

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  13. As a vegetarian (not even vegan) I would not eat at Denny's but I do like the fact that the restaurant is making an effort to please all possible customers.

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  14. Options are always good. Thumbs up to Dennys!!!

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  15. Yayyy! I don't really like Dennys but my bf and his friends go all the time so I seem to end up there constantly... I'll be getting mine with sliced avocados (yes they actually do have avocados there haha) instead of cheese :)

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  16. I had it and ordered it without cheese to make it vegan. It was really good! The only thing I would have done differently tho is requested they not use butter to toast the bread (if they did).

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  17. Redheaded Vegan11/26/10, 10:32 PM

    I used to work at a Denny's when I was in college, and I have to say, by most restaurant standards, it was an extremely clean place. I'm certainly not a fan of the chain restaurant slow-fast-food that Denny's has to offer, but I, like some of the others on here, applaud them for providing the option. It is nice to have a choice when you're traveling. Like most vegans, I prefer to cook at home or eat at completely veggie establishments, and certainly love to support small, home-grown businesses, but there are times when you just don't have that option.

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