We want In-N-Out veggie burgers, and we want them now: Sign this petition

Sep 21, 2016 at 12:59 p.m. ET

We're in the middle of one hell of an election, and with the American political system gridlocked as it is, sometimes it feels like making change is actually impossible.

That's why a new petition demanding that In-N-Out put a vegetarian burger on the menu gives me hope.

So far, 23,346 people have signed the petition asking that In-N-Out add a veggie burger to the menu. In their words, "As a company that prides itself on both customer satisfaction and ethical business practices, adding a meat-free option is a no-brainer."

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I'd have to agree. And with so many meat-free burger options out there today, there's no reason why they'd have to settle for a dry, gray soy patty.

There's the Impossible Burger, which is completely plant-based, but "bleeds." Beyond Meat has a great patty called The Beast Burger that pretty accurately replicates the flavor and texture of a fast-food beef patty.

Or, they could go for something simpler to keep costs down — I've had portobello cap and grilled eggplant "burgers" that do the job just fine.

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Of course, as with any progressive movement, there is some backlash. But reading the whiny comments from people who think In-N-Out serving veggie burgers will somehow affect their lives in a negative way is kind of hilarious. Don't you guys have more important things to complain about?

Anyway, it's good to see a grassroots movement that might actually have a chance of making a change in my lifetime. It would be a small, but oh-so-tasty victory. Then, when I get depressed about actual politics, I could finally order fast food and eat my feelings, veggie-style, alongside my omnivorous brethren.

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