By Jeanne Yacoubou, MS
VRG Research Director
The VRG recently received a Facebook comment about a January 2012 VRG Blog post on Subway® Canada's vegan patty that has been available for approximately one year as a market option for Subway® Canada restaurants. The Facebook writer asked if the veggie patties which have been available for many years in Subway® USA restaurants were also vegan.
We contacted a senior staff member at Subway® USA in January 2012 who told us that the veggie patty currently available as a market option in all Subway® USA restaurants is "…vegetarian (not vegan) – it does contain eggs and dairy."
At this time, the veggie patty is not on the Subway® USA national menu. The VRG was informed by Subway® USA that the veggie patties are "commonly seen on the East and West Coasts" where they are most popular among Subway® patrons.
For those in The United States who would like to see their local Subway® offer a vegan patty, the VRG recommends that you contact Subway® at 203-877-4281 and visit them at www.WeLoveSubway.com to voice your opinion.
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