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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Vegan menu options in far northwest San Antonio area please!!!
—Kaherine flores
San Antonio, TX
PLEASE I used to LOVE subway now I can't enjoy it :(
—Zulma No
las Vegas , NV
Pls. bring vegan options to the Daytona Beach area!!
—diana lemon
Flagler Beach, FL
Please bring your vegan options to Austin!
—Josh Jarvis
Austin, TX
Philly has a huge vegan population. We need real vegan options at subway!
—Alexander Karaba
Philadelphia, PA
I'm a vegan in Santa Ana and would be absolutely thrilled to purchase the new vegan options on a regular basis if you brought them to Orange County. I also travel on roadtrips a lot, so would love to have these options at all Subway stores! I would settle for just all the stores in California though. Thank you so much for being one of the few fast food chains to offer vegan options! I hope you guys will be pioneers on this front.
—Rhea Morais
Santa Ana, CA
I love that Subway is piloting vegan options! A vegan subset of the menu would set the chain apart as truly health conscious and compassionate.
—John Rollan
Chattanooga, TN
I heard about vegan options coming to Washington D.C. Delaware is close, any chance it could spread East to DE? I would be ever so grateful, and a loyal customer!
—Eric Upchurch
Frederica, DE
I'd love the vegan options in Austin!
—Dustin F
Austin, TX
Hi I live in Saint Paul, MN and would luv vegan options, I'm very glad you have veggie patties available now in more places. Though I only don't buy them cuz they're not vegan and have eggs in them. Though I adore Subway and would gladly go there to buy vegan patties, and other vegan options too. Thanks so much.
—Emily M.
Saint Paul, MN