Hold the turkey and Swiss: In honor of Vegetarian Awareness Month (i.e., this month), Subway is asking for your feedback about increasing, and improving, its vegetarian options and even adding some vegan ones. It’s a sign that meat-free eating is becoming, slowly but surely, mainstream.
Currently Subway’s “Veggie Delite” sandwich consists of vegetables on fresh bread. Compassion Over Killing is asking Subway to go one step further and expand its menu options to include more vegan options (such as meat-free protein alternatives like Tofurkey) and to use fewer eggs. While doing so would provide more options for vegetarians and vegans, it would also expand the menu possibilities for those wanting a cholesterol-free sandwich, a meal that lessens the environmental impact of meat production or Kosher or Halal options.
Compassion Over Killing has created a “We Love Subway” site for you to leave your suggestions for more vegan options. Commenters point out that, were Subway to offer more vegetarian and vegan options, families with meat-eaters and non-meat-eaters (including my family) would have a readily available, affordable option that could please everybody. Especially on road trips, too often it can seem that the only options for those of us who don’t eat meat are (sigh) French fries, wilted salad and maybe apple slices.
It’s great that Subway does have a vegetarian sandwich. Based on a review of these comments, Subway could gain some more followers if it offered more options for vegetarians and vegans. Why not give Subway a bit of encouragement to do the right thing by letting it know that roast beef, ham and bacon have zero appeal for more and more of us?
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