The universe must seems way out of whack when a notoriously unhealthy — but delicious — fast food chain decides to start selling something that’s healthy.
That’s the case with White Castle now offering a vegetarian version of its hamburgers. The Veggie Slider will sell for 99 cents.
Most other hamburger chains have opted out of offering veggie burgers because of poor sales. White Castle, based in Ohio, is taking the plunge into the market even though only 5 percent of adults in the U.S. are vegetarian, Bloomberg News reports.
But don’t expect the Veggie Slider to help anyone trying to lose weight. The new burger has 150 to 270 calories compared with the traditional hamburger slider with 140 to 220 calories, The Associated Press reports.
So maybe instead of eating the usual 10 square White Castle hamburgers, one might restrict intake of the Veggie Sliders to eight. White Castle pulled out of the Kansas City area years ago.
St. Louis continues to have White Castle restaurants for people who have to have it.