Most of the time you don’t receive a prize for eating a burger, because as most of us know, eating a burger is usually its own prize. However, this last Tuesday Chartwells had the wonderful idea of promoting their new veggie burgers by awarding you with a prize for trying one. While I know the idea of a veggie burger might be hard for some of you “red-blooded Americans” to swallow, pun intended, these are not your traditional veggie patties. When I think of a veggie burger I think of some terrible soy concoction with next to nothing appetizing in it trying to pose as the burger I know and love. With Chartwells’ new choices, this is not the case.
Choosing from two varieties, I took the one with guacamole over the other with two types of cheese on it, I bit into this burger expecting the worst but receiving the best. The patty was not overly processed and in my quarter of the burger I saw and tasted both green peppers and onions. This is not a veggie burger posing as a meat patty, but rather one that is not ashamed to show off how delicious veggies can be. Admittedly, those who are not enticed by vegetables in the first place will not be big fans, but if that’s the case you weren’t even going to try it anyway. While I was almost convinced that eating a free fourth of a burger was my prize, I afterwards spun a wheel and walked off with a free t-shirt as well.
Honestly, if the veggie burgers they serve at the grill are as good as those that I tasted today, then I will be making my first stop there in a long time very shortly. Hopefully they will be trying out new ideas like at other food establishments in The Commons; I’m looking at you, Famiglia’s.