Subway to Launch Vegan Sandwich Line

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Subway is rolling out three new vegan sandwich options, in response to increased demand for meals on the go sans animal products. The Malibu Greek, Sweet Riblet, and Italian Black Bean subs are slated to roll out in select Subway locations in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia. Compassion Over Killing, a vegan lobbying group, says it helped convince the chain to offer more vegan menu choices.

Miami's Subways are not currently slated to see any changes, but Lenorris Kittles, manager of the Subway at 1051 NW 14th Street, which caters largely to UM students, describes a customer base that might be ripe for such additions, at least at his location. "A lot of people order healthy wheat bread, veggie patties and Veggie Delites," he says, adding that his store even serves Subway sandwiches atop matzah bread during Jewish holidays.

For vegan and vegan-curious Subway customers in the affected states, the chain's roasted garlic, sourdough, light wheat English muffin, hearty Italian and hearty Italian white breads are all vegan-friendly choices upon which to lay the new sandwich fillings.

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Subway's vegan Sweet Riblet Sandwich.
At the center of all the new vegan options is the "Totally Veg" patty (the restaurant's other veggie patties contain eggs). What is it made of? Sources say the ingredients are as follows: carrots, red pepper, green pepper, onion, water chestnuts, mushrooms, water, soy protein, wheat gluten, canola oil, sugar, modified cellulose, oats, rice, onion powder, garlic powder, modified corn starch, hydrolyzed corn, soy and wheat gluten protein, dextrose, salt, potassium chloride, spices, jalapeño powder, dehydrated lemon peel, dehydrated cilantro, dehydrated orange peel, flavour, spinach powder, dehydrated parsley.

The added oil, sugar, and gluten may be deterrents for some vegan customers, but the largely vegetable base is a step in the right direction. And the patty certainly sounds more appetizing than the vegan option formerly available in Subway restaurants: a pile of vegetables on a hoagie roll, AKA, the Veggie Delite. Where available, the sandwiches will cost $4.50 for a 6-inch and $7 for a foot-long sub.

So how can we get these new easy vegan meals to pop up on Miami's Subway restaurant menus? Kittles says all that's needed is demand. If a lot of people start asking for the sandwiches, the process could take as little as two weeks, he said. "But we have to get Subway's approval first," he said.

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Sweetangel187az
Sweetangel187az

Oh My Goodness! This is great! I hope My Subway in AZ will carry them! ~prays~

Mrs. Doris Rabinowitz
Mrs. Doris Rabinowitz

I would like to have a Mallard and Chihuahua Crunch Sandwich with Palmetto Bug fries.

ED
ED

i'd try.

patl
patl

I'll have a Malibu Greek, thank you very much!  I wonder how much clamor for "vegan" I can muster in my local Milford PA Subway, conveniently  located  in Walmart!?  Hey, I'm hopeful... After all, Jared did wonders for Subway by waving his large trousers.  It's always great to have new choices. There are people out there (not necessarily vegan) who get tired of Italian subs and meatball parm.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

 Two… sal-ads. Never heard of it. I got to stay hip. I don’t want to end up like silly old Squidward. But what in the name of Davy Jones’ locker is a sal-lad? made one by removing everything from two sandwich except the tomato and lettuce.

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