If the infamous McCruelty had vegetarian and vegan alternatives alongside their regular products, would you fellow vegs buy these cruelty free products even though McCruelty stills murders chickens, cows, and pigs?
I don’t go to McDonalds now, and I probably wouldn’t even with the veg options. But I think if a lot of people buy their cruelty free products, McDonald’s may realize that cruelty free is the way to go. It all depends on what the customers demand.
It’s an interesting issue because I’d like to see them rewarded for moving in the right direction so that they’ll keep moving in that direction, but, no, I personally wouldn’t purchase vegan food at a McCruelty’s.
However, if they were to open a second chain of vegan-only restaurants under a different name, I would eat at one of those.
The reason being that the opening of this second chain would create a situation in which the corporation can fairly easily replace a McCruelty’s restaurant with one of their vegan restaurants whenever they find that the vegan restaurant would produce a greater profit.
The potential for rapid progression in the right direction would be much greater than it would be if McCruelty’s just began adding vegan items to their menu.
There is also some psychology which plays a big role but this reply will get too long and complicated if I go into that.
@MysteryMalice, I think we’re having a bit of a mis-communication here seeing as we live in quite different countries. I just don’t look at people and decide they’re stupid. I do business with them and come to this conclusion. not only that, my brother worked at mcdonald’s and can authenticate my statements. And yes, i give half respect to people who work for a living, as opposed to mooching off of welfare, and the rest of it comes when they’re at least a decent worker.
And no, I’m pretty sure employees of all the major fast food places would love to trade places with us. Everything is chill, no deep frying, we’re allowed to wear shorts and we make tips on top of minimum wage. Also, on a more topic related note, we cater to vegetarians/vegans. It’s a pretty sweet job.