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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SAN DIEGO Subways need veggie meats! I would go back there every week again for sure! Compassion & Love <3
—Kimberly Garcia
San Diego, CA
Can you please bring veggie meats to SAN DIEGO Subways? My boyfriend and i used to go to Subway every week, but I have been Vegan for about 5 months now and the only option I have left is the veggie delight. It's really great but sometimes I wish Subway had more veggie meats. I would be back every week again for sure!
—Kimberly Garcia
San Diego, CA
Please bring the vegan options to Memphis, TN thanks!
—lisa pfund
Germantown, TN
I love Subway! But getting a vegan sub without "meatier" options is difficult! I have a subway about ten minutes from my house so having vegetarian meatsb would be perfect!!
—Kayla Weaver
Cleveland, GA
I would love to eat at subway! PLEASE bring vegan choices to North Idaho!
—Dortha Herby
Hayden, ID
Gee, We would love the additional vegetarian and vegan options of falafel and black bean sandwiches in our area. Try us out as a test market in Bradenton and Sarasota.
—Virginia Pratt
Bradenton, FL
Can the meats and the vegetables kept separate and gloves changes when putting vegetables in meat sandwich. Vegetarians have to eat the veggies which have been touched by the juices and pieces of meat as they are lying side by side with meat and handled by gloves covered in meat juice and pieces when making a meat sandwich.
—purvhi joshi
pflugerville, TX
PLEASE bring vegan choices to Subway in Yorktown, VA
—Patricia Buck
Yorktown, VA
Please bring vegan options to East Tennessee stores. Would love to have more options for K-Town vegans!!
—GINA Capoccia
Maryville, TN
Subway, how about vegan options in the Rochester NY area? Thanks for caring about us.
—Frederick Remus
Naples, NY