Flexitarians Want Vegan Options Too

by Compassion Over Killing Staff

Flexitarian

Earlier this year, Chipotle added vegan sofritas to its menus in California, and it’s so popular it already accounts for 5 percent of sales. The company says about one-third of Sofrita eaters are not vegan but rather consumers trying to eat less meat. This shift towards more plant-based foods is further reflected in a recent survey showing that one-third of Americans are buying veggie meats, the majority of whom are not vegan or vegetarian – but rather flexitarians.

With so many people reaching for vegetarian options, restaurants are taking notice — even McDonald’s in Canada is responding to consumer demand. And it’s definitely time for Subway, the world’s largest restaurant chain, to do the same.

After a successful test-run of vegan options in the DC-area last summer, Subway customers nationwide — including flexitarians — are still waiting for a hearty vegan option. Here’s what some of them are saying:

  • “I’m watching my weight, so I recently stopped eating meat. I also don’t want my wife and kids to have the same health problems I do. But I don’t want to give up the taste of meat. Bring on the veggie meat, Subway!” – Carlos Garcia, El Paso, TX
  • “I keep kosher and always order a Veggie Delite when I visit Subway. It would be wonderful to have more vegetarian options to choose from [in] the greater Akron, Ohio area!” – Laurel Gress, Wadsworth, OH
  • “I’m not a vegetarian, but a few years ago, I went vegan to lower my cholesterol. Before then, I hadn’t tried veggie meats, and I was in for a very tasty surprise. I still eat the veggie meats pretty regularly. I tried the Subway “riblet.” I would order that every time if you kept it on the menu!” – John Darklesen, Arlington, VA
  • “Please bring the vegan options to the menu nationwide. I am not a vegan, or a strict vegetarian, but I always get the veggie when I get Subway, as do my 3 kids and we would love more options!!!!” – Joy Robinson, Ravenna, OH
  • “I have a vegan coworker who has turned me onto meatless meals. I am not a vegan, but I would appreciate the choice of a non-meat alternative! Please add the vegan choices to the East Peoria Illinois menu! Eat Fresh!! Eat Vegan!” – Amy Valentine, East Peoria , IL

Offering heart-healthy, animal-friendly fare is win-win for everyone! When will Subway give consumers what they want? Urge Subway to add veggie meats at WeLoveSubway.com.