Denny's New Burger Cheered by ... Vegans?

They're mostly happy about getting a menu entry
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2010 11:26 AM CDT
Denny's New Burger Cheered by ... Vegans?
Customers line up as Denny's restaurant offers free Grand Slam breakfasts to customers in Hialeah, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Surprise, surprise. In an age of KFC Double Downs and footlong cheeseburgers, Denny's has put a "bona fide vegan burger" on its menu, writes Jason Best at Slashfood. Granted, it also has a Bacon Slamburger, he notes, but his survey of vegan blogs finds that people seem genuinely excited about having an entry on a fast-food menu.

(One sampling: "Right about now Satan himself must be ice skating throughout the underworld like some red suit wearing, two horned Scott Hamilton.") Denny's calls its entry a veggie burger even though the Amy's-brand product is 100% vegan. And it doesn't seem to care about the difference: One of its suggested toppings is cheese, which would be a no-no for vegans.
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