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For Immediate Release February 1, 1998
Contacts: Debra Wasserman (410) 366-VEGE
Dar Veverka (410) 366-8343



VEGETARIAN FOOD FOUND IN FAST FOOD AND FAMILY-STYLE RESTAURANTS

Food served in restaurant and quick service chains has become a mainstay in the North American diet. Vegetarianism is also becoming increasingly popular. Where do these two trends meet?

The Vegetarian Resource Group surveyed over one hundred fast food, casual theme dining, and family-style restaurant chains as well as several quick service food chains to find out the current answer to this question. Seventy chains responded with intent to show that their establishments can be vegetarian and vegan friendly.

Vegetarians are able to travel almost anywhere in the country and purchase a vegetarian or vegan bean burrito at Taco Bell. Their beans do not contain animal fat, and the tortilla wrappers are now made without dairy.

Subway is very consumer friendly with veggie sandwiches made to order. Many of the Subway stores are now offering a meatless burger. Check your local establishment.

T.G.I. Friday's vegetarian items include Gardenburger, Veggie Wrapper, and Fettuccine Alfredo. Though Little Caesars has teased vegetarians in their commercials, they offer nutrition information on their products geared towards their vegetarian customers. Steak Escape and Nathan's both cook their French fries in vegetable oil.

To obtain information about over 70 chains, order the 24-page guide to restaurants by sending $4.00 to The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203. The brochure may also be ordered directly from the web site.

The Vegetarian Resource Group is a non-profit organization which educates the public about vegetarianism. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who also abstain from other animal products such as eggs or dairy. For more information on vegetarian diets, send a self addressed stamped envelope to VRG, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203.

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