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Re: [DenverAndBeyondVeganMeetup] Garbonzo's and whey in their pita response

From: Ann V S.
Sent on: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 1:18 PM
Thank you to everyone who write or called Garbonzo's. 

Several of us received this form letter, so in other words, they are blowing us off.  The form letter thing is insulting.

I am hard pressed to find whole pita in the in the store, that contains the waste product whey.  Since they are just as good, I don't know what quality standards Garbonzo's is trying to maintain.

The so called vegan laffas, are vegan by accident, they are white and the worst part is, they have hydrogenated oils, which has been banned in some countries and all restaurants in New York City.  Thanks a lot for that! choice  Vegans don't need to be having heart disease from the stuff.  Why would anyone want to go vegan, if vegans have heart attacks anyway?  It's a shame that they say they are proud of their healthy food, yet they use a waste product and a dangerous product.

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On Jun 27, 2012, at 12:46 PM, Doug Simpson <[address removed]> wrote:

As a follow-up to this discussion I sent a note to Garbanzo and just received this reply. Perhaps others have also heard from the restaurant.


To: [address removed]
Subject: RE: Garbanzo Kudos
Date: Wed, 27 Jun[masked]:14:04 -0400

Thank you for your feedback and inquiry into our pita ingredients. In order to maintain a product that is up to our quality standards, we choose to include whey in our pita recipe. As an alternative to the pita, however, we recommend trying our vegan-friendly laffas - you can order them as a wrap or on the side of an entree plate.


We are very grateful for our vegan fans, and to stay true to them and other guests with special dietary needs, we clearly identify our products in our restaurants and on our website helping them choose items that fit their diets. We hope these efforts help you customize your meal each time you visit a Garbanzo.


Thank you again for reaching out.





Alon Mor


Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill

6950 S. Tucson Way Suite G

Centennial, CO 80112


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From: D C Simpson [mailto:[address removed]]
Sent: Tuesday, June 26,[masked]:02 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Garbanzo Kudos
Importance: High


Like many people, I have found Garbanzo’s vegan options a welcome feature of your menu. I encourage you to keep these options and to expand them. Recently, I heard that the ingredients for the whole wheat pita includes whey. Please find a vegan alternative! I am very health conscious and am actively trying to reduce arterial plaque. Dairy byproducts are a major contributor to build up of such plaque.


Thank you for such a great dining option!


Doug Simpson

Lakewood, Colorado

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