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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My wife and I are vegan and we like Subways, but we are waiting for the change. Please do not let us down :) Thank you
—Alain Pierre Bachecongi
Montréal, Canada
My family can no longer eat at Subway, would love more Vegan options so we can do so again!
—Jill Hellstrom
Hickory, NC
PLEASE bring black bean patties to Houston, TX?!? Thank you
—Betty Brown
houston, TX
I am so hoping you all will consider making your Veg patty Vegan!!! This would at least provide those of us who can and will only eat total plant based meals options. Love Subway but there aren't options. Your chain would get a great deal more business if you'd make a few minor changes, as most plant based eaters can't enjoy Subway w/o these options. Kindly and With Hope!!
—Cynthia Stroud Southerland
Purcellville, VA
Please add some vegan options to your menu! X
—Amy Noble
Lincoln, United Kingdom
PLEASE ADD VEGAN OPTIONS TO YOUR MENU!!! WE NEED VEGAN CHEESE AND MEAT PLEASE! NO EGGS NO DAIRY.. ALSO TOFU SCRAMBLE BREAKFAST SANDWICHES WOULD BE WONDERFUL!
—Robin Nunez
Port Allen, LA
I would love if Subway introduced vegan meats to it's menu! I would eat there all the time!
—Alissa O\'Neal
Independence, MO
Please add vegan meats, mayo, and cheese to your menu!!
—Gabriel Casas
Laguna Niguel, CA
PLEASE ADD VEGAN OPTIONS TO YOUR MENU!!! Including Vegan Mayo!!!!
—Angeleen Del Rosso
Laguna Niguel, CA
Please add vegan meat and vegan cheese to your menu. I love Subway, and eat vegi sandwiches 2 to 3 times per week. Vegan options means an up-sale from me, a reputation for social progressiveness for Subway, and more customers and greater success for your franchisees.
—Joe Jackson
LA and San Francisco, CA