At nearly 800 Subway locations in Mexico, you can now order a sandwich stacked with animal-free protein. The Teriyaki Veg sandwich, a meatless version of the chain’s popular Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sub, features vegan chicken made from peas, rice, and broad beans that’s smothered in a sweet and tangy sauce. We’re thrilled to see Subway launch an option that spares the lives of countless chickens, who are playful, intelligent individuals who don’t want to die to be on a sandwich.
Like other offerings at Subway, you can customize the Teriyaki Veg with your favorite toppings and sauces, like olives, jalapeños, avocado, mustard, and Subway vinaigrette.
The sandwich, created as a collaboration between Subway México and EligeVeg (“ChooseVeg” in English), is just one example of the chain’s effort to include new vegan options at locations worldwide—even while it fails to do so in the U.S.
Subway U.K. has offered several sandwiches with animal-friendly proteins and cheeses, including the Plant-based Steak, the Meatless Meatball Marinara, the T.L.C. (Tastes Like Chicken), and the P.I.B. (Plants in Blanket), a limited-time holiday offering that featured vegan sausage wrapped in pig-free bacon.
While the Veggie Delite sub is still a vegan staple stateside, the chain hasn’t tested another animal-free meat option since the Beyond Meatball Marinara sandwich in 2019. We hope Subway brings menu items like the Teriyaki Veg to stores in the U.S., where consumers are increasingly choosing to eat vegan for the benefit of animals, the planet, and their own health.
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