Subway to Launch Vegan Sandwich Line
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.|
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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