Getting a decent vegetarian restaurant meal can be such a challenge. I often rack my brain for the best options when out with my family. One place I forget to eat is Red Robin. If I'm out, and I need somewhere to go, I somehow always forget about this place! And they really give you so many options. You can have quite literally anything on the menu and ask for a Boca Vegan burger for no extra cost! (*For those who don't know what Red Robin is, it's a burger place, sort of like a Johnny Rockets or any other franchised sit down burger place.)
Today I went and had the vegan burger with guacamole. It was so yummy! They didn't hold back on anything. It was a nice, hearty, un-beefy. burger. My mouth still waters just thinking about it! And if you want to do the absolute breadless vegan burger, you can wrap it in lettuce instead of a bun (again, at no extra cost).
The manager came over to see how we were doing and I told him how happy I was that they are so vegetarian/vegan friendly considering the premise of the restaurant, and that I appreciated the fact that they are so considerate of our wallets as well (by not charging extra for the vegan burger, even though they are typically more expensive than regular beef or turkey burgers). He appreciated the praise!
Alternatively, I did try one day the morning star veggie burgers from Burger king (since I needed something quick for seven people and couldn't stop for a sit down dinner.) Much to my dismay, not only did they not offer the veggie burgers for kids meals, but I had to buy seven separate veggie burgers, seven separate fries and seven separate drinks! Can you believe it? The total? $50.50. I complained to the manager and he simply said "There is nothing I can do". Not only that, but while I do give them credit (sort of) for microwaving the burgers, so that they didn't touch any meat products, or meat laden oil, but let me tell you, it resulted in a tough, and gross $3.50 burger. ($3.50 for a kids burger that was microwaved.) It was truly such a disgrace and waste of money. I'll never try that again! Next time, I'll pack their dinners at home before we set off on the road. Happy travels, everyone.
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