Subway Rolls Out All-Vegan Patty at Select Locations in Canada

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Do you enjoy Subway’s Veggie Delight sandwich but wish you could feast on a “meatier” animal-friendly meal? We do, too — and if you live in Canada, now you can!

Compassion Over Killing’s WeLoveSubway.com campaign has been asking consumers to reach out to Subway, the world’s largest restaurant chain, urging the company to add vegan options — and we’re excited to share some good news: select Subway restaurants throughout Canada are starting to dish out an all-vegan patty, promoted as the “Totally Vegged” vegetable patty! And it’s 100% meat-, egg, and dairy-free (see ingredients below). 

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Bill Clinton on Heart-Healthy Eating: No Meat, No Milk, No Eggs

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bill%20-%20no%20meat%20-%20grist-280x186Looking back at his days in the White House, former President Bill Clinton is remembered for many things—his love of hamburgers and doughnuts being one of them. Fast forward to 2011, and in a one-hour special airing this Sunday on CNN, Clinton talks with Dr. Sanjay Gupta about his dietary transformation to vegan eating, explaining: “I like the vegetables, the fruits, the beans, the stuff I eat now.”

Summer 2011 DC Dining Guide Shows Veg Options Sprouting Up Everywhere

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VegDC vegetarian dining guide coverAs the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. may have a reputation of being a city filled with political figureheads, federal monuments, and way too many tourists snapping family photos in front of the White House. But once you get past the politics and historical landmarks, all you need is Compassion Over Killing’s (COK’s) new Summer/Fall 2011Vegetarian Guide to Washington DC and Surrounding Areas to realize that the nation’s capital is a veritable vegetarian haven.

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Animal Intelligence: Fish Use Tools, Cows Have Best Friends

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cows_0-300x183.jpgTurn on your TV or read the news and you might occasionally see a light-hearted story about the lives of animals. Remember “the Animal Odd Couple”from 2009 in which an elephant and a dog became best friends? Or what about the story of the Echo Park, CA resident who befriended a goose? Stories like these warm our hearts and often encourage us to think a bit differently about the animals in our lives and even about the wildlife we admire from afar. 

Proud to Serve: Reaching out to Restaurants

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Restaurant DecalA major factor preventing numerous people from seriously exploring veganism is simply convenience. Those who’ve had no experience with veganism often find the thought of finding vegan options daunting, and because of this, COK has worked closely with dozens of restaurants to create or expand their meat-free menus. Our goal is to help make vegan eating as easy as possibly by ensuring that animal-friendly options are widely available.

Nation’s Restaurant News Covers Growing Popularity of Meat-Free Dining

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NRN%202011%20cover%20Meatless%20Meals-CrThis week’s issue of Nation’s Restaurant News, considered one of the leading foodservice industry trade publications, features a ground-breaking cover story—“Meatless Menus”—highlighting the increasing popularity and growing success of vegetarian and veg-friendly eateries across the U.S.

As the author Lisa Jennings explains, while vegetarians and vegans may represent a relatively small percentage of the
overall American population, a growing number of restaurants and food service providers are “convinced there is a broad audience ready to embrace plant-based dining.”

One Month Later: Pita Pit Declares its New Vegan Patty a Success

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pitapit-promo-240x197.jpgOn May 9, we announced that after working with Compassion Over Killing, Pita Pit, a national quick-service sandwich chain with more than 100 locations, started offering a new vegan black bean patty on all of its menus. We’ve got even more good news to share: in just four short weeks since the launch of this vegan patty, the company considers it a huge hit!   

Paul Erwin, Chief Financial Executive of Pita Pit told COK, “We know that a growing number of our customers – and consumers everywhere – are looking for delicious and nutritious heart-healthy options and are also increasingly concerned about animal welfare issues. That’s why we’re excited to introduce a hearty all-vegan black bean patty to our menus nationwide.”