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 offer Veggie Meats! I love your sandwiches but now that I'm a Vegan I will like you to offer some other options that I can eat.
—Giancarlo Marsicovetere
Guatemala, Guatemala
I urge you to add vegan subs to your menu.
—anthony montapert
ventura, CA
I've been vegan for many years, and I don't eat much fast food, but I do love Subway. I would love it even more if I more to choose from. Years ago you did offer a sub with a vegan patty, I believe it was mushroom based. I would love to see you bring back something like that. Thanks.
—Lisa Howell
Barrie, Canada
Vegan vegan vegan!!! Please I love subway but don't want to eat stuff with animal
—colby perry
grantsville, UT
Please please please offer vegan menu options at Subway. I get tired of plain veggie subs!!! Thank you! !!!!
—Megan Steffenhagen
Anoka, MN
There is subway nearby to me and I would totally patronize you guys if you had vegan options. Thanks!
—Emily Leibowitz
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Subway, it would be totally awesome for you guys to add vegan meat options. I live in Vancouver, WA and chipotle and thai are about my only options. More options, more customers. :) thank you for considering this!
—Shanna Sonnier
Vancouver , WA
I order veggie subs but please add a vegan patty that would be amazing and more filling!
—Will Kriski
Sackville, Canada
Please do vegan subs in the uk too I know lots of friends who would live to see this option in the uk!
—Michelle Peirson
bedale, United Kingdom
Bring your Vegan patties to Minnesota!!!!! I love you subway but havent gone in since I went vegetarian
—Rhian Auen
Dayton, MN