We Eat A Bacon Veggie Burger : Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! Most things taste better with bacon. So why not a veggie burger? In the latest installment of Sandwich Monday, Wait Wait investigates the unorthodox combo.

Sandwich Monday: The Hypocrite

It hurts to read this.

This isn't the first time we've had to go up to the counter and make an unorthodox order, but today's sandwich elicited a bigger reaction than I've ever seen before. I called the look on the short order cook's face "contempt," while Eva said it was more like "dismay." Either one is an appropriate reaction when someone asks for "a veggie burger with bacon on top," or as it's known in sandwich circles, "The Hypocrite."

Ian: This sandwich is like that couple you're friends with, and you know they shouldn't be together but it's not polite to tell them.

Eva: One's way hotter than the other. That one being the bacon, of course.

Ian: Say what you will, I don't think this is as hypocritical as McDonald's new McMarkBittman sandwich.

Eva: Also, it is kind of a good transition out of vegetarianism.

Mike: Yeah it's like veggie methadone.

Ed. note: That is not a tiny head growing out of the back of Robert's head. NPR hide caption

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Ed. note: That is not a tiny head growing out of the back of Robert's head.


Ian: What foods do you guys not like?

Mike: Cottage cheese.

Eva: Applesauce.

Robert: I don't really like bacon.

Ian: My point is all of those things would be better with bacon, and I'm pretty sure I'm right.

Ian: I bet if you're a veggie burger, and you're going to a veggie burger party, showing up with bacon as your date would really get you ostracized.

Mike: It would be shocking. It's pretty much like showing up in Lady Gaga's meat dress.

[The verdict: I love a veggie burger, and the bacon didn't improve it that much. I love bacon, and this certainly isn't the best vehicle for it to star in. There is no reason to eat this sandwich.]