yourname2000 saidBloody vegan idiots. Shaking my damn head over this one. Hope they were banned. Try getting McDonalds to do that for ya.
A year ago my husband chose to begin having only whole wheat pasta, as being better for his health. As an Italian he can't give up pasta entirely, but he became convinced whole wheat would be better for him, which is hard to find in restaurants. But he's no Vegan, nor am I.
So he asked our favorite Italian restaurant if they would allow us to bring his own whole wheat. They agreed, or we wouldn't have done it. We asked for no price adjustment, because we knew they made their pasta in bigger batches, as orders were combined.
To boil my husband's pasta in a smaller pot required more work by the chef, offsetting their cost saving by using our pasta instead of theirs. Added labor cost versus less product cost, plus slowing down their kitchen operation a little. A fair trade-off in our minds. And what did it cost us extra? A couple dollars?
And BTW, when I went to this same restaurant the other day to get a meal for my husband who's still convalescing at home, getting something special that's not normally a take-out item for them, the owner comped us for free. The entire meal on him. That more than made up for the cost of an inexpensive box of whole wheat pasta we had brought them a few times.
When you are pleasant, reasonable and not demanding with people you can have your special orders & accommodations without hassle. Be nasty & arrogant and you can expect to receive no favors at all.