ORIGINALLY FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, DANIELA FRANCO IS FEATURES EDITOR FOR THE DESERT SUN, A USA TODAY AND GANNETT PUBLICATION, BASED OUT OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.

SHE HAS PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN FOR NBC NEWSTHE NEW YORK TIMES STUDENT JOURNALISM INSTITUTE AND TAKEPART.COM.

SHE STUDIED JOURNALISM, SOCIOLOGY AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S GALLATIN SCHOOL OF INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY.

What are In-N-Out's veggie options, anyway?

What are In-N-Out's veggie options, anyway?

Vegetarians and vegans who miss their occasional burger: New meal options might be coming your way at In-N-Out.

More than 30,000 people have signed a Change.org petition, which was started early September by the Good Food Institute, asking for the fast food company to add a meatless option to its menu. “As a company that prides itself on both customer satisfaction and ethical business practices, adding a meat-free option is a no-brainer,” the petition reads.

Commenters on the petition have expressed their support for the movement, with one user writing, "This may seem like a ridiculous petition, but it is a step in the right direction. Veggie patties provide a lot more of your nutritional needs without the unwanted cholesterol that animal proteins contain."

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