Vegan Fried Chicken

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  1. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    I watched Shark Tank last night. A man and his wife came on and fed the sharks something they called fried chicken. All of the sharks liked it. Then they revealed that it wasn't chicken at all but some vegan concoction that they had come up with. They were very stupid as far as having any business sense whatsoever. They said they had sold $65k of the stuff last year but made $72k.

    Still, Mark Cuban and Rohan Oza offered them a deal. They offered to buy their company lock stock and barrel for $1 million and still pay them a 10% royalty on everything sold. Let's get this straight. Cuban and Oza have the money, knowhow, connections and business acumen to turn it into at least a $100 million a year business. So not only were the folks going to get a million up front they would have gotten probably
    $10 million a year more for doing absolutely nothing. The idiots turned the deal down. Even Forrest Gum; would have been smart enough to take the money and Run, Forrest Run.
     
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  2. LSUpride123

    LSUpride123 Boobies make everything A OK!!!

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    Its funny they call this shit vegan. Why not call it what it is, chemical food.

    Its all the shit that is "processed" to hell and back that causes cancer.
     
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  3. kcal

    kcal Founding Member

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    as long as it's ethical :)
    Health News
    Burger King’s ‘Impossible’ Whopper Has No Beef — Does This Make It Healthy?
    The meatless ‘Impossible’ burger will be available at Burger Kings nationwide.

    The “Impossible” burger is now available at multiple fast-food chains. Getty Images
    Has a green revolution finally come for fast food?

    Today, Burger King, the second largest burger chain in the United States, announced it will offer an Impossible Whopper — a vegetarian version of their flagship sandwich at outlets nationwide by the end of the year.

    The new veg-friendly option uses a patty from Impossible Foods, a California-based startup that develops plant-based alternatives for meat. Despite the switcheroo and new green paper wrapper, BK wants consumers to know that the sandwich is still 100% Whopper, despite the lack of beef.

    Burger King isn’t the first fast-food chain to roll out new vegetarian options based on innovative developments in the world of plant-based alternatives to meats — but it’s by far the largest to date.

    Carl’s Jr. began offering a Beyond Famous Star in January of this year — a vegetarian version of their famous sandwich that uses a plant-based patty from Beyond Meat, an Impossible Foods competitor.

    White Castle also has an Impossible slider available nationally since late 2018.

    Initially Burger King announced a limited run of their Impossible Whopper at 59 restaurants in and around the St. Louis area.

    Now, the nationwide rollout makes Burger King the first coast-to-coast fast-food chain to use the Impossible Burger, according to a Burger King press release obtained by Healthline.

    Despite being a vegetarian option, the company hasn’t been touting the food based on its health options. Instead, their message to consumers has been that you won’t be able to tell the difference.

    Those sentiments were echoed by Burger King’s chief marketing officer, Fernando Machado, who told The New York Times, “People on my team who know the Whopper inside and out, they try it and they struggle to differentiate which one is which.”

    Sharon Zarabi RD, director of the Bariatric Program at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, told Healthline.

    I wouldn’t define it as healthier, I would define it more as ethical,” she said.

    The original Whopper clocks in at 660 calories (more than half of them coming from fat), 40 grams of fat, and 28 grams of protein. The Impossible Whopper comes in at 630 calories (again, half from fat), 34 grams of fat, and 25 grams of protein.

    read the rest:https://www.healthline.com/health-n...althy#Made-from-plants,-but-not-a-health-food
     
  4. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun I'll try to be nicer, if you try to be smarter!

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    If you read science fiction, you know that in the future we will all be eating re-processed shit. I’m not in a hurry for that!
     
  5. LSUTiga

    LSUTiga TF Pubic Relations

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    Yeah, vegan fried chicken my ass. Vegans gonna veegh.
     
  6. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    I read a while back that they are cloning beef. Don't laugh, if you buy meat in a grocery store there is a great chance you have already eaten it because there is no requirement for them to label it as such.
     
  7. Kikicaca

    Kikicaca Senior Member

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    Vegan fried chicken vs Popeyes? Prolly wouldn't sell one vegan drumstick in Louisiana. Keep thzt shit in California
     
  8. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Believe it or not there are Vegan restaurants in Baton Rouge. I don't know who eats there but it's gotta be somebody. If you could come up with a bacon cheeseburger that tastes like the real thing you would make a fortune.
     
  9. KyleK

    KyleK Who, me? Staff Member

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    My youngest daughter is a vegetarian. She's had a positive influence on my eating habits.
     
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  10. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun I'll try to be nicer, if you try to be smarter!

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    Another story that this thread brings to mind:

    Back in the bad old days, after retiring from the navy, I was the chief financial analyst in a Des Moines based company that did Large Group Insurance and Claims processing. I worked directly for the CFO, kind of the #2 finance guy. We were approached by a couple of guys that owned a small company out of St Louis that was doing very well putting large networks together for employers to offer medical benefits. This is mid 90's stuff, HMO's and "Death Panels" were big in the news. This entire business has long been overtaken by new business models. (OBTW, one of the owners wore a cape to every meeting I was ever in with him, but that is another story)

    The guys' entire pitch was, "We are salesmen, we sale. We cannot run a business, we have grown so much, we are in over our heads. You guys are the best at running a business, please buy us so we can once again sell and you can run the business. And we can all make a boatload of money."

    I did HUNDREDS of hours of due diligence, "millions" of cells of Excel, examined every detail with the CFO, CEO and counsel. We eventually bought the company. The business was outside our core competencies, but close enough that we could bring it in under our umbrella, with sustained effort on our part. One of my last, of many, graphics in my final presentation, was, "These guys are salesmen, they cannot run their growing business, we are buying them to grow the business. We have to be committed to running this new business."

    Well, within six months another even more attractive acquisition emerged, and the management team went into heat, and started chasing the "next big thing." They completely took their eye off the ball in regard to the St Louis company (that had continued to do outstanding, under our initial tutelage, by the way).

    I was asked to sit in on a meeting concerning the newest target. At some point the COO stated that they didn't have the depth to integrate the one company, while pursuing the new one. The CEO basically stated, "Well, we will have to let the St Louis guys run themselves again for awhile."

    Never one to take the opportunity to keep my mouth shut, I opined, "Hey, we bought the company because they couldn't run it, now you are telling them to run it, I can't believe this, we are setting ourselves up for failure." Needless to say, the top brass did not like hearing that from a minion as myself.

    After getting chewed out by most of the meeting's participants, during the meeting that then terminated, I was privately reamed out by the CFO in a post meeting ass chewing. I remember one key phrase, "Who are you to challenge the best business minds in Des Moines and St Louis ....."

    Within a year, the St Louis acquisition had failed, could not be sold, and led to a huge loss.

    No one every apologized. Fuck 'um.
     
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