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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When I went out last night to the Subway in Waynedale, I asked if they had the veggie patty and they said they did not, even though it was on their sign. I really would like to see mushrooms and some sort of bean available to put in the sandwiches, as a plant based eater looking for healthy, balanced nutrition and great taste. I enjoy your sandwiches, I just wish I didn't feel the need to go next door and buy veggie meats or beans or mushroom to put on at the grocery store, hahaha.
—Sheila Hite
Fort Wayne, IN
I love Subway and appreciate their effort to offer and partake in cruelty free diets! I would LOVE if there were vegan subs that I could put "meat" on! Please keep those vegan friendly options coming!
—Karlee D
Grand Junction, CO
Please offer veggie meats for Subway's in the state of Colorado. Thank you.
—tshava Turk
aurora, CO
OMG! I luv subways veggie delite, & the veggie patty- BUT when are your falafel, Malibu sub and Italian black-bean VEGAN SUBS coming to NY!?!?! they sound DELISH!!!
—mimi demaio
nanuet, NY
Please offer vegan options in Pittsburgh, PA. Thanks!
—Aida Davidson
Pittsburgh, PA
I have been eating Subway's veggie pattie sandwiches for years but today I got my first taste of the falafel sandwich at a local Subway. It was exceptional. I intend to recommend it to my vegetarian friends. Subway needs to know that many of us appreciate their efforts in this area.
—Tony Pompa
Washington Grove, MD
Please do expand, this would be amazing and would bring in SO much more customers! Take part in the movement to make this world a better place, please, and include vegan options! thank you :)
—Alexa Gallardo
Kissimmee, FL
Hellz yes! I ate the black-bean sub today with the sweet-potato curry sauce. Amazing!!
—John Fisher
DC, DC
Please offer vegan sandwiches in CT!!!
—Gretchen Miller
New Britain, CT
i live in cincinnati,ohio and hoping ill be able to eat non meat food products from subway also,thanks for the ad subway! vegan is the way to go!
—michael howell
cincinnati, OH