Vegans, vegetarians, and healthy eaters in general tend to stay away from fast food restaurants. Notorious for salt, fat and grease, typical franchised burger and fries-type places don’t rank high on the lists of people who like lentils, kale and cabbage. But one problem with this is it’s not fair, in a sense. The thing that makes fast food places like Burger King and McDonald’s so popular, besides the aforementioned salt and fat, is the value. It’s inexpensive to eat fast food — and it’s not inexpensive to eat at places like Whole Foods that vegans tend to favor.
So vegetarians are asking fast food restaurant to cater to their tastes too. Make something that’s healthy, vegetarian (or vegan!) and cheap, and we’ll come right down, they say. Like White Castle (vegan sliders!), Burger King (BK Veggie) and some others, Wendy’s, the nation’s third-largest burger chain has answered the healthy call by testing a vegetarian black bean burger in select stores. Problem is so far it’s only in three locations: Columbus, OH, Columbia, SC, and Salt Lake City, Utah.