Starting September, Subway—the world’s largest fast-food chain—will begin testing a limited time, vegan-friendly sub sandwich made with Beyond Meat in 685 select locations across the United States and Canada. The Beyond Meatball Marinara sandwich features vegan meatballs specially developed for Subway and can be ordered vegan by omitting cheese and on Italian or 9-Grain Wheat bread. “We’re excited to partner with Subway and are grateful that the menu team through to senior management has entrusted us as their innovation partner to deliver delicious plant-based proteins to their guests,” Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown said. “We look forward to a long-term partnership with Subway as we together serve and delight existing and new fans of this iconic chain.” Animal-rights group Compassion Over Killing previously launched a petition—which gained 18,000 signatures—to urge the chain to expand its vegan offerings. “Subway’s new vegan sandwich option is helping make vegan eating even more accessible, affordable, and delicious,” Laura Cascada, COK Senior Director of Campaigns & Outreach, said. “Millions of customers will be empowered to make more compassionate choices when it comes to their diet, saving animals, and the planet one bite at a time.”

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