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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I used to love going to Subway in my pre-vegan days but now I cannot eat there anymore since there are zero vegan options in Arizona. Subway, please don't just do "testing" in certain cities, you know that the vegan options will do outstanding all over the U.S. Pease make vegan options permanent on your menu so all vegan will have the opportunity to eat there. More menu options, more business for you. It's a win win for everyone.
—Tiffany Mooty
Tucson, AZ
Used to feed my healthy kids @ SUBWAY. Now we want healthier.Veg subs are wIN WIN: EVERYONE CAN SIT DOWN at same table, the carnivores and salad add a few cannisters of hummus & nuts we'll be there,
—kay judge
Evanston, IL
Used to feed my healthy kids @ SUBWAY. Now we want healthier.Veg subs are wIN WIN: EVERYONE CAN SIT DOWN at same table, the carnivores and salad add a few cannisters of hummus & nuts we'll be there,
—kay judge
Evanston, IL
I live in Visalia, CA, and about the only veggie option on the menu is the Veggie Delight. Please, give us more vegan options to choose from!!!!!
—Phoenix Hocking
Visalia, CA
Hey, I'm hoping you guys make these vegan subs available throughout the country, because then I might actually go to subway.
—John fowler
bethel, CT
I love vegan sandwich meat - it tastes so clean and guilt-free while also being delicious and nutritious. I think I'm one of many customers who'd gladly buy veggie meat sandwiches from Subway!
—Sabine Ganezer
Santa Monica, CA
Vegan subs sound delicious in general. Add them to your menu please!
—Vesna Mullen
Salt Lake City, UT
Any options for the vegan subway sandwiches in Louisville? It would be a PR coup to do it in Yum's! backyard.
—Mike Grosse
Louisville, KY
It is so hard to find vegan options wherever you go to eat and if subway brought some new ones to the table I'd love it! Please make vegan subs!
—Peter Sawyer
merritt island, FL
I retired from a long haul trucking job last year, the only thing I miss is the Subway veggie patties in California and Arizona. I have never found them East of Arizona. One store where I inquired in Amarillo had a smart ass remark that this is beef country. I have not been in another Subway since.
—Robert Johnson
Canyon, TX