Campaign Update: Subway’s Vegan Options are Back in DC – for a Limited Time!

smcdonald Campaigns, News, Uncategorized, Veg Eating

In 2012, we shared the exciting news about Subway testing three vegan sandwiches in select DC-area locations. These hearty, protein-packed plant-based options received rave reviews from customers and media alike and were such a hit that stores ran out in a few short weeks. The test menu was deemed a huge success by the store managers who introduced these options, though Subway’s …

Food for Change: Making the Impossible Possible

smcdonald Environment, News, Uncategorized, Veg Eating

Life is booming on planet Earth: in fact, world population is set to hit over 9 billion by 2050. But with it will grow the need to feed the masses – and, as seen in this infographic from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, so will the unsustainable consumption of meat. As noted in the New York …

Washington DC

Washington DC Celebrates Meat-Free Week

smcdonald Events, Veg Eating

Move over “DC Meat Week” — now in its 5th year, the popular Washington DC Meat-Free Week is back and it kicks off on Monday, February 3! This week-long food frenzy celebration is a fun way to explore and enjoy several veg-friendly specials offered at restaurants throughout the nation’s capital. New to the area or just visiting? You’ll soon discover …

Randy Radish

Vegan Food Trucks Gain Speed: An Interview with DC’s Randy Radish

smcdonald Outreach, Veg Eating

First rolling onto the streets of northern Virginia in April, The Randy Radish is one of a small, but growing, number of all-vegan food trucks in the DC metro area. Ever since its grand opening at the two-day Leesburg Flower and Garden Show, they’ve been dishing out 100% plant-based meals for breakfast and lunch – and getting rave reviews.

Veg Advocacy

Veg Advocacy at the Office

smcdonald Health, Outreach

The Washington Post recently wrote about our friends at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), highlighting the organization’s healthy workplace culture and vegan office policies. PCRM, which promotes plant-based eating as preventative medicine, also encourages vegan recipe exchanges and food sharing (people take turns making smoothies certain mornings.) Why implement these initiatives? PCRM Director of Nutrition Education Susan Levin says simply, “We want to practice what we preach.”

Native Foods

Native Foods Announces Plans to Open 200 New Restaurants

smcdonald Outreach, Veg Eating

It’s hard not to notice the increasing popularity of vegan eating. From Good Morning America to Saturday Night Live, everyone’s talking it. The topic of meatless meals has even graced the cover of one of the leading foodservice industry trade publications, Nation’s Restaurant News, which highlighted the increasing popularity and growing success of vegetarian and veg-friendly eateries across the U.S. Almost prophetically, when the question was posed in the article about whether America is ready for a national vegetarian restaurant chain, Aviv Schweitzer, the operations manager for Maoz USA, responded: “It think it’s a fact; it’s not really a question anymore.”

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5 Reasons Why You NEED to Intern at COK!

smcdonald Campaigns, Events, Outreach

For some, summer is just about a few trips to the beach, the occasional cookout, or getting the perfect tan. But for a select few, it’s about how many leaflets you can distribute at the upcoming street festival or persuading an area restaurant to offer vegan options. If the latter sounds like you (or you want it to sound like you), then read on for these five reasons why you need to apply for a COK outreach internship: