On the Border E-mail

Received: 11/18/08

The following is the e-mail response from On The Border when asked which of their menu items are vegan:

Thank you very much for taking the time to send us an email and for your interest in On The Border.

Our company dietitian has compiled the list below of suggested menu options for vegetarian diets. We hope that you will find this list helpful during your next visit to our restaurant.

If an item you desire does not appear on the list below, please keep in mind that our chefs will gladly try to accommodate your special dietary needs by custom-preparing a meal using any ingredients that we have available in our kitchen. However, please be aware that none of our menu items are certified as vegetarian. Many of our recipes contain meat, fish, egg and dairy products and normal kitchen operations involve the sharing of cooking and preparation areas, including common fryer oil. Therefore, it is possible for any food item, including fried vegetables, to come into contact with animal products during the preparation and/or cooking process.

Please be aware that our rice and refried beans are not vegetarian — the refried beans contain pork and the rice is prepared with chicken stock. It is important to note that anything prepared with refried beans will also contain pork. When ordering your meal, we recommend that you ask your server to eliminate refried beans from any dish that you order. Additionally, all fried items are prepared in 100% vegetable oil, but it is possible for these items to come into contact with animal products during the cooking process.

Based on our supplier ingredient information, the menu items you may consider are as follows:

Appetizers:

Chips** & Salsa

Guacamole & Guacamole Live

Salads:

House Salad

Sizzling Fajita Salad with Grilled Portobello Only

Dressings:

Chipotle Honey Mustard

Ranch

Smoked Jalapeno Vinaigrette

Sides:

House Vegetables

Mixed Cheese

French Fries**

Sour Cream

Tortillas (Corn or Flour)

Crispy Taco Shell**

Pico de Gallo

Black Beans

Sauces:

Nortena Sauce

Ranchero Sauce

Kid’s Meals:

Cheese Quesadilla

Cheese Nachos (No Beans)

Desserts:

Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

Border Brownie Sundae with Vanilla Ice Cream

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Syrup

Sundae – Chocolate or Strawberry

Kahlua Ice Cream Pie

Sopapillas

Burrito: (includes choice of filling & sauce)

Flour Tortilla

Sour Cream

Guacamole

Black Beans

Red Bell & Red Onion Mix, Caramelized

Pico de Gallo

Lettuce

Tomato

Black Bean & Corn Relish

House Vegetables

Mixed & Monterey Jack Cheeses

**Denotes Fried Items

Please Note: All desserts and fried items may come into contact with animal products during normal kitchen preparation and cooking processes due to cross-contamination.

On your next visit to On The Border, please speak with a manager about your dietary restrictions to ensure that your meal is prepared with your specific needs in mind.

We hope that you are able to choose a meal to your liking and look forward to serving you soon.