Tell Wendy’s you want a delicious veggie burger!
Hey everyone. My name is Steve-O. You probably know me from my stunt performances on Jackass and Wildboyz on MTV, but today, I’m also coming to you as someone who loves food but also cares deeply about animals and the environment. Today, I want you to join me in asking Wendy’s to offer a veggie burger.
Years ago, I used to treat my body terribly (including the food I put in it) and have since transitioned to a healthier lifestyle, as most of you know. But occasionally I miss the convenience of fast food joints like Wendy’s, especially when I’m on the road on my comedy tour. So many people across America value access to healthy, easy-to-find options when dining out. Offering a veggie burger for health-conscious folks concerned about obesity, heart disease, and other health problems is also great because it would allow vegetarians and vegans to eat with their friends and families.
We have witnessed some of the top fast food chains in the United States add hearty meatless alternatives. Burger King has had a flame grilled veggie burger for years, Subway has a veggie patty and is testing other options in different regions, White Castle now has veggie sliders, and Chipotle’s tofu sofritas are popular among my vegan, vegetarian, and meat-eating friends and family.
My friends at the Humane Society of the United States and other organizations hear from the public all the time about how they love supporting mainstream plant-based options. I find it hard to understand why Wendy’s, the world's third largest hamburger fast food chain, doesn’t have a veggie burger. I’m hoping you all can help me change that.
Wendy’s probably means well when it offers a bowl of lettuce or side vegetables for someone who wants to eat a meat-free meal. But we want a filling veggie burger patty so people on any diet can replace burger items with a plant-based option! This item will help Wendy’s attract the approximately 16 million vegetarians and vegans in the United States to their restaurants while also giving another option to the one-third of Americans who seek out meatless meals. A veggie burger will also appeal to health-conscious families and individuals and those with food allergies, such as lactose intolerance, if there are no animal products in the patty.
I know there’s also a big petition on Change.org asking McDonald’s to add a veggie burger. Consider this a challenge to Wendy’s to do it first and show they truly care about feedback from current and future customers!
Please sign my petition asking Wendy’s to offer a veggie burger!
R. Scott Toop, Senior Vice President (Wendy's)
Brandon L. Solano, Chief Marketing Officer (Wendy's)
Emil J. Brolick, President and CEO
Liliana M. Esposito, Chief Communications Officer
Scott A. Kriss, Senior Vice President
Todd A. Penegor, Senior Vice President
Bob Bertini, Senior Director of Communications
Liz Geraghty, Vice President of Brand Marketing
Robert Wright, Chief Operations Officer
Please put a veggie burger on your menu. You can give current customers another option while attracting new people to your restaurants. And if you act fast, you can beat McDonald’s to it!
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