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 add vegan options! It will make Subway even better!
—Monika Brzostowska
Flushing, NY
bring vegan options to MV!!!!!
—Juan Madrigal
Moreno Valley, CA
Love the vegan black bean sub I just had at a DC area Subway. Please bring them to Akron, Ohio!!
—Anna Romito
Akron, OH
Subway, this is great news! You will increase your customer base tremendously. Now, please bring your Vegan options to Warrensburg, MO, Warsaw, MO, Sedalia, MO and Blue Springs, MO! Is there a listing of which Subways in Missouri already offer the Vegan options? Do any of them?
—Wand Anderson
Warrensburg, MO
Please bring your vegan options to New Jersey!
—Denise Scholz
Bayonne, NJ
Just hearing about Subway starting to have vegan options in certain locations. As a new vegan that's very exciting, except I'm in NYC. Please bring it over to NY! And even better get Vegan cheese & mayo! Thank you
—Lisa Scullion
Bronx, NY
my husband and I have the morning special at Wal-mart blairsville, ga. at least two or three times a week. we always hope for our favorite server, Kia or it could possibly be spelled Keya. She always has a smile and she remembers without fail how we want our sandwiches made. lovely girl and thanks for good service and a good deal for two senior citizens at subway!
—lois rouse
blairsville, GA
There is a new Subway opening up soon near my home. I'm hoping there will be vegan options available there.
—Sheila Morgan
Bellingham, WA
PLEASE PLEASE have more Subways carry these vegan options!
—Marilyn Avina
Santa Ana, CA
I tried the black bean sub at a subway last year. I had to try twice because the first time I went the Subway was out of them. They were FANTASTIC, better that most veggie burgers I've had. I would love to have Subway be a part of my fast food routine again, if only Subway would add the black bean burger as a full time option in all locations. I love the various veggie toppings to put on the subs, but a salad on a bun, while something, just isn't enough for me.
—Maria Rusert
Glendale, CA