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 Pretty Please have more vegan options rather than the veggie delight. I would eat here for lunch at least 3 times a week for lunch while at work. It's time to get with the good health that we all strive for and that includes whole plant based foods.
—Angelica Castillo
lincoln city, OR
Please offer vegan options at your restaurants you'll gain more customers! :D
—Kenny Guevara
Mount Rainier , MD
please add vegan options to you menu. or I will be forced to take business elsewhere which I don't want to do because I love your bread and service.
—rossella brevetti
washington D.C., DC
I'd love to have a vegan Subway in Greeley; a town known for it's meat factories. But Greeley is a great host in serving its growing vegan and vegetarian population! Plant-based diet and compassion is IN! Please join in this trend and adopt compassion over killing!
—Sofia Aguilera
Greeley, CO
Hope Subway bring meat-free options to UK. Add quorn products to the menu!
—D Wheeler
Southampton, United Kingdom
colombia tambien quiere una opcion vegana en el menu de subway!!
—alejandra gomez
medellin, Colombia
Tampa would love to have vegan Subway options!
—Susan Taylor
Tampa, FL
So White Castle is going to offer a veg burger and we are still begging your for vegan options? C'mon, Subway, get in the game!
—Laura Collins
Arroyo Hondo, NM
Please bring this vegan black bean sandwich to PA! Thanks!
—Gavin Redican
Doylestown, PA
Please serve more vegan options. It would be great to have a fast healthy vegan option when I travel.
—Wendy miller
los Angeles , CA