When the world’s largest restaurant chain tweets about Vegetarian Awareness Month and asks for your feedback about its menu items, it’s a good sign that the interest in veg-friendly food choices is shifting further and further into the mainstream.
Walk into any grocery store in the United States today, and you’ll likely find cartons of eggs bearing a variety of advertising schemes ranging from images of happy hens roaming around outside to claims such as “animal friendly.”
Surprisingly though, what consumers see or read on the outside of an egg carton doesn’t necessarily represent how the hens who laid those
eggs were treated. In fact, while most egg laying hens in the US spend their lives overcrowded inside barren wire cages, Compassion Over Killing has documented several cases of explicit and implied claims on egg cartons across the country that imply a higher level of animal care than is actually the case.
On May 9, we announced that after working with Compassion Over Killing, Pita Pit, a national quick-service sandwich chain with more than 100 locations, started offering a new vegan black bean patty on all of its menus. We’ve got even more good news to share: in just four short weeks since the launch of this vegan patty, the company considers it a huge hit!
Paul Erwin, Chief Financial Executive of Pita Pit told COK, “We know that a growing number of our customers – and consumers everywhere – are looking for delicious and nutritious heart-healthy options and are also increasingly concerned about animal welfare issues. That’s why we’re excited to introduce a hearty all-vegan black bean patty to our menus nationwide.”
National Donut Day was first declared in 1938 and has been celebrated on the first Friday in June ever since. Many donut shops around the country, including several Dunkin’ Donuts locations, are giving away free donuts to customers today. Unfortunately, all of the donuts served at Dunkin’ Donuts are made with eggs and dairy products from animals forced to endure miserable conditions on massive and mechanized factory farms. Watch COK’s undercover video inside one of Dunkin’ Donuts egg suppliers to learn more.
You can put a compassionate twist on this food-related holiday by visiting DunkinCruelty.com today to urge the world’s largest coffee and baked goods chain to offer vegan options. Then check out this this handy vegan donut map to see how easy it is to find–and indulge in–delicious, cruelty-free sweets!
At the end of last year, Subway became the world’s largest restaurant chain, beating out McDonald’s by just over 1,000 stores.
For many vegans, the “Veggie Delight” is a convenient and affordable dining option—when dashing out to lunch, for a quick bite while traveling, or even for parties.
And while it’s great to have this option, oftentimes, vegans, vegetarians, and those looking for a more healthful alternative are left wanting something “meatier” to go with their sandwich, such as vegetarian turkey, chicken, or ham slices.