Very good, but... (UPDATED)
Posted on 01 / 31 / 2013
as a vegetarian or a vegan, this is a good place to go with omnivores since the menu, which mainly offers meat burgers and sandwiches, does have a 'vegetarian' section. being a vegan, i called before going to see if there were any completely vegan options available, and was told that only the tofu burger could be made vegan if i ordered it without the cheese and mayo.
and so i happily went, making sure to ask again before ordering (i'm pretty OCD when eating out at a non-veg place). the waitress who happened to take our order seemed to have no clue of what 'vegan' meant, but she was really understanding and nice enough to give us the ingredient list for the burger buns, which apparently contains 'porc fat, lard, and milk ingredients'. clearly not vegan ingredients - nor vegetarian, for that matter.
so the only other vegan in the group and I ended up having bun-less tofu burgers without cheese or mayo, with a side of incredible fries, without mayo (the fries aren't battered, and they are fried in canola and peanut oils). it was pretty delicious.
however, it's most important to know that anybody on a veg diet should be careful with the word 'vegetarian' on their menu, and be sure to ask about ingredients. i went to their location on Lebourgneuf boulevard, so maybe it applies exclusively to that location, i don't really know.
I'm only giving 2 cows out of 5 as a rating because although I do consider the food I ate as being pretty tasty, I also find it somewhat shocking, and definitely frustrating, to see that a restaurant can label a whole menu section as being something it is not.
i have written to them recently to inform them of my concerns. I will, of course, update my review when I get an answer.
UPDATE : Upon receiving my message, they have changed the recipe for the kaiser rolls, wich now contain vegetable oil rather than lard or direct animal fat. However, they have sent me the roll's ingredient list and it does contain milk, so if you are vegan, make sure to ask before ordering. Otherwise, I am very happy to see that their vegetarian burgers are now actually vegetarian ! So, why not four cows, now.
great fries, big portions, friendly staff
veg options in menu might not be veg