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bpmojo Posted at 2009/01/19 8:47pm reply to

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While on my 28M run this morning (booya!) I noticed a new place opening up on the drag, Terra Burger..which is like an organic burger place...sorta like pizza fusion is an organic pizza place?

http://www.terraburger.com/menu.asp

While I fucking hate that "organic meat" makes people more OK and feel ethical for eating organic meat (granted anything that doesn't use herbicides/pesticides gets a bit of a perk in my book) from their menu looks like they have a organic veggie burger for sorta cheap for those who are the veggie burger fiends etc.

It could just be like an organic boca burger...but would be cool if it was their own creation..
ilovemypitbull Posted at 2009/01/20 7:27am reply to

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I emailed them a while ago about their burger when I saw the sign. Unfortunately, I lost the email I received, but they said it was an Amy's vegan patty. (I think California) Not sure about the bun though!
bpmojo Posted at 2009/01/20 10:38am reply to

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>I emailed them a while ago about their burger when I saw the sign. Unfortunately, I lost the email I received, but they said it was an Amy's vegan patty. (I think California) Not sure about the bun though!

yea figures..not homemade veggie burger at a restaurant? -> LAME
Kristen Posted at 2009/01/20 5:02pm reply to

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>not homemade veggie burger at a restaurant? -> LAME

+1
Craig? Posted at 2009/01/22 1:54pm reply to

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at least it's not a Boca burger.  California burgers are awesomeness.  you guys have been spoiled by the Veggie Royal at Bouldin. :P
Ross Posted at 2009/01/22 2:21pm reply to

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yeah Amy's california burger is my favorite of the store-bought variety.
SarahLynn Posted at 2009/01/23 1:13pm reply to

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Thats actually the wrong address. This Terra Burger is not related to the Canadian one.

Here is the website for Terra Burger Austin: http://www.terraburgeraustin.com/
TrueCC Posted at 2009/04/07 1:25pm reply to

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Hello,

I just wanted to let you know what's going on with TerraBurger.  Terra Burger is an Austin Restaurant, dedicated to eco-friendly practices and an organic menu.

The Veggie Burger is Amy's currently, but we are working on an in-house recipe to replace the Amy's Veggie Burger.  The burger can be ordered Vegetarian or Vegan depending on a persons preference.  In addition, the Veggie Burgers are cooked on their own grill with no animal products whatsoever.  The buns are Rudi's Organic Spelt Buns and we also offer a Tapioca Bun for people with certain allergies.  

In addition, we are working on creating a Vegan Menu.  Currently our vegan options are the salads (minus the chicken of course), the Vegan Burger, and our fries, which are cooked in their own fryer and never with or in oil that has been used for meat.  Before Summer, we plan to add several other options such as Vegan desert shakes and other various items.

Always feel free to express your comments and concerns at info@terraburgeraustin.com  I assure you we read each and every comment, and take your input seriously.

Thanks,
Cameron Molberg
TerraBurger
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Kristen Posted at 2009/04/07 2:47pm reply to

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wow this is awesome. i just emailed you guys about vegan stuff the other day, but this gives me even more of an insight. i didnt know that you had a gluten free bun, too! and vegan shakes?! AWESOME!! i'd totally stop by for one.

thanks so much!
Ross Posted at 2009/04/07 2:56pm reply to

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Cameron- thanks so much for dropping by and letting us know about your plans!
Gabriel Posted at 2009/04/07 3:47pm reply to

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Cameron, thanks so much for coming on here and sharing this information.  One concern is that in a recent e-mail we were told that your "honey mustard" dressing is vegan.  I'm assuming that it contains honey.  If it does, then by definition it isn't vegan.  Can you verify whether or not it has honey and inform the staff that any product with honey may be vegetarian but not vegan?  

Thanks so much!  We definitely appreciate all your efforts and look forward to the new vegan items! happy
mattabo71 Posted at 2009/04/07 3:58pm reply to

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>Hello,
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>I just wanted to let you know what's going on with TerraBurger.  Terra Burger is an Austin Restaurant, dedicated to eco-friendly practices and an organic menu.
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Cameron - thank you for the info.
I've got to say that I have a real difficult time wrapping my mind around how a place that says it is dedicated to eco-friendly practices would even consider serving meat. Meat production - organic or not - is a huge waste of natural resources. The amount of water used on cattle, as well as the amount of waste produced by the cattle are environmentally devastating. The fact that around 80% of the crops grown in America are grown for animal feed points to another huge waste of water and land resources. I'm sorry, but I feel like the design of this restaurant is a blatant case of "green-washing" an unsupportable desire to consume meat guilt-free.  
zvezdy Posted at 2009/04/07 4:06pm reply to

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I think any restaurant that has a vegan burger is great. I don't even care if they don't make it themselves. I'm definitely making a trip down to terraburger
mattabo71 Posted at 2009/04/07 5:49pm reply to

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>I think any restaurant that has a vegan burger is great. I don't even care if they don't make it themselves. I'm definitely making a trip down to terraburger

I'm not suggesting that anyone shouldn't eat there - I just think they are being extremely deceptive in marketing themselves as eco-friendly
Kristen Posted at 2009/04/07 11:27pm reply to

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i see your point (and agree) matt, but i personally didnt really get excited because they were eco friendly. i just got excited at vegan food happy heh
erick Posted at 2009/04/08 11:12am reply to

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>I feel like the design of this restaurant is a blatant case
>of "green-washing" an unsupportable desire to consume meat guilt-free

I totally agree. Organic/eco-friendly meat is a joke. But I'll probably still eat there if I'm in the campus area. Unless I decide to eat at Veggie Heaven instead.
Jacob Posted at 2009/04/08 12:58pm reply to

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They could just do like Al Gore's greenwashing and buy "carbon credits", then none of the environmentalists would complain about all the bad things being done to the environment.
TrueCC Posted at 2009/04/11 10:12am reply to

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Hello again,

Just wanted to let you all know that we will start carrying fresh-baked, vegan wheat buns on April 13th!

Gabriel - The Honey Mustard dressing is not vegan.  The only dressing at this time that is vegan is our organic balsamic vinaigrette dressing.  We are going to carry more vegan dressings by the summer.

Even though we serve meat and our processes are not perfect, we are a company that is far more eco-friendly than the average restaurant, and we will continually refine our practices.  We recycle over 70% more than the average restaurant, use far less water, and use renewable resources and energy efficient building materials. TerraBurger will be the first restaurant company is Austin to exceed the 2-star green rating.  Our second restaurant, opening at the end of April, will be the first 3-star green rated restaurant in Austin.  The third store, will be constructed from the ground up using only recycled building materials, will have a 4-star green rating, and will be supplying power to the City of Austin.  Being a new restaurant company, we have much to learn still, but I assure you we are putting forth the effort to be as eco-friendly as possible, and we will not settle for less.

Thanks again,
Cameron Molberg
TerraBurger
512.436.8570
j1 Posted at 2009/04/11 2:36pm reply to

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The preggo and I went to Terra Burger for dinner last night. We both thought it was pretty good. I like the little vegan stickers that go on the wrappers. I'm excited to see a fast food restaurant in the United States that is nearly as vegetarian friendly as McDonald's in India (McDonald's in India has separate employees to cook the vegetarian food).
Kristen Posted at 2009/04/11 2:57pm reply to

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>Gabriel - The Honey Mustard dressing is not vegan.  The only dressing at this time that is vegan is our organic balsamic vinaigrette dressing.  We are going to carry more vegan dressings by the summer.

i was also told through email that the french and sesame are vegan, too. is this incorrect?

also, will the new wheat buns be replacing the spelt buns?
TrueCC Posted at 2009/04/12 9:50am reply to

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Kristen, you are correct about the French Dressing being Vegan.  However, it will be replaced with a more popular dressing this week.  I am unaware at this time whether its replacement is Vegan, though I will see to it that it is.

The previous Sesame Ginger dressing was Vegan, but I wanted to make sure our new Sesame Ginger replacement was Vegan as well before I commented on it.  The new Sesame Ginger is Vegan as well.

The new Vegan - whole wheat buns are replacing the spelt buns.  They are nothing less than what you would expect from a top-notch bakery, and I am certain they will be a big hit!

Until next time,
Cameron Molberg
TerraBurger
512.436.8570

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