Why Veggie Meats?

Vegetarian eating has become increasingly popular in the last several years, and people are looking for a diverse range of meatless options.

Nation's Restaurant News says if you want to improve and increase business: "Add vegetarian or vegan dishes to the mix. Vegetarian dishes, aside from being less expensive... also mitigate the veto vote. Usually, if you have a vegan in your party, that will dictate where the party eats... They want to make sure everybody's going to be satisfied, so diversity is going to be very important on the menu."

Veggie burgers have been a mainstream menu item for more than a decade, and are even offered at Burger King, Denny's, Johnny Rockets, Red Robin and many other restaurant chains. A new class of plant-based meats has gained popularity over the past several years that has an even greater similarity to the taste and texture of its meat counterparts. Meat-free "chicken," for example, is now sold at places like KFC in Canada and Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres regularly feature vegan food on their shows. Oprah publicly went on a "vegan cleanse" diet and included a segment in a recent "Oprah's Favorites" episode where vegan "chicken" was prepared.

Three vegan cookbooks recently made The New York Times bestsellers list; one of them reached the #1 best-seller spot on Amazon.com and it promotes plant-based meat substitutes.

All Baltimore public schools only serve vegetarian food on Mondays, and San Francisco and the District of Columbia have passed city-wide resolutions encouraging residents to partake in "Meat-Free Mondays."

A recent report from consumer research firm, Mintel, found that 23 percent of non-vegetarians eat meat alternatives.

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Please bring vegan options to Northern California
—Steve Pate
Livermore, CA
Please bring vegan options to Columbus!
—Lara Oliver
Columbus, OH
Please bring vegan options to Columbus!
—Lara Oliver
Columbus, OH
Canada needs this options too! Please start adding so we can start enjoying Subway again!
—Sandra Beckett
Fergus, Canada
I would love it- as would all of my vegan friends- if Subway would start offering more vegan options in more of their stores! You guys are a great, fun, fresh establishment and I miss going there for healthier fast food options. Thanks!
—mila lovato
Nashville, TN
I would just adore it if Subway offered some vegan options in more of the stores! You guys are an awesome establishment and I really miss going there and eating your fresh sandwiches for a healthier, easier option! I know tons of my vegan friends would love that too because there aren't a lot of vegan "fast food" options around! Thanks for reading!
—Christina Appleton
Delta, OH
Please bring vegan options to Seattle!
—Rebecca Gourley
Renton, WA
Please serve more vegan options. I would eat at Subway more often if there were more vegan options. Thanks for making changes in your menu.
—Emily Mitchell
Tuscaloosa, AL
More vegan options on your signage please!
—Kathy Corbin
Donnelly, ID
Bring these to Massachusetts!
—Matt Metzger
Lowell, MA