Monday, January 31, 2011
The Philafel at 500 Degrees: Not So Full.
The introduction of a vegan falafel burger at 500 Degrees was announced through the burger bar's Facebook and Twitter Challenge: Followers were encouraged to suggest and vote on a name for the new Vegan Burger.
I checked in to try it on the first day to find that they were already sold out of the burger. Glad to hear it, I promised to be back.
A few days later, awaiting the winning entry "Philafel" burger, I asked for it "vegan-style". Turns out, the sauce is not vegan, and obviously, the cheese is not vegan, either. Well, a falafel without sauce or some type of hummus isn't too fun...but I was still looking forward to sinking my teeth into it.
One of the cooks came out to let me know that the buns were also not vegan. My face fell. Was there anything about the vegan burger that was vegan?
He kindly offered to wrap it in lettuce for me, but I was still a little let down. Especially since the burger is advertised through 500's social media networks as "vegan" several times with instruction to "please let us know that you would like the burger "vegan style" when ordering".
That's exactly what I did, guys. Now how about a vegan sauce and vegan bun to go with? Because the Philafel is quite a promising patty, and I've love to get the full experience.
I'm glad that at least someone at 500 figured it out and let me know...thanks, dude! He also mentioned that he would let management know and sort out the bun mess...so we'll see what happens.