A Christmas miracle? Subway UK just launched vegan bacon-wrapped hot dog subs

A bacon-wrapped vegan hot dog sub sandwich has arrived at select Subway stores across the UK in time for Christmas. The Limited Time Plants in Blanket (PIB) Sandwich features a vegan sausage wrapped in plant-based bacon and drizzled with maple syrup frosting and served with ketchup. As with all orders at Subway, customers can personalize their subs with vegetable garnishes and condiments.

Subway has grown GDP over the course of several months to give customers a plant-based option to their Pig Tiger Sub, a sandwich they’ve relaunched this holiday season that’s made with bacon and animal sausages. . The new PIB is available until December 28 (or while supplies last) at select Subway West MIdlands locations in Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton.

Vegan at the metro

In addition to GDP, Subway has a wider and more diverse range of herbal options in its UK stores than anywhere else in the world. The limited-time offer joins the TLC (Tastes Like Chicken) Subway UK sandwich added to stores last year. Designed to mimic the taste of Subway’s roasted chicken breast strips, the chain has spent 10 years developing vegan soy-based chicken. The TLC is fully customizable and is topped with slices of Violife vegan cheese and a variety of vegetables.

Subway UK’s vegan options also include a Vegan Double Choc Biscuit, Meatless Meatball Marinara (which comes with vegan cheese), and a plant-based patty (which is seasoned with red pepper, chili, chili, pepper). garlic and red onions).

Outside of the UK, Subway is exploring other interesting meatless options, including a plant-based chicken cutlet that it is offering in its Singapore stores until January 18, 2022. Although this sandwich is marketed as “Plant-based,” the meatless cutlet pancake — made by Nestlé’s foodservice brand Harvest Gourmet — isn’t actually made just from plants because it contains egg whites.


Are vegan options coming to Subway US?

Veggie Delite has been a menu mainstay at Subway locations across the United States for eons, but substantial vegan protein has yet to hit its national menu. The chain tested a Beyond Meatball marinara in 2019 at select locations in the United States and Canada. Unlike Subway UK, this sandwich was served with dairy cheese, which made it non-vegan as is. While Subway expanded the sandwich to locations across Canada in early 2020 (with help from lifestyle guru Martha Stewart), its US locations have yet to get the same upgrade. menu day.

But good things are on the horizon. This summer, plant-based brand Good Catch trolled Subway by handing out free vegan tuna sandwiches in front of select stores. He was inspired to shoot the shot – which sent the message that fishless tuna is actually a good thing – when Subway’s tuna came under fire for not containing any actual tuna DNA.


In a cease and desist letter sent by Subway to Good Catch, the chain explained that it recognizes plant-based foods are in high demand and is working to provide more options. “Subway is not surprised that your company thinks consumers want eco-friendly food options,” the letter said, noting that the chain “is adding more plant-based options to its menus to meet the demand. growing consumer demand for meatless alternatives “.

To learn more about vegans at Subway, read:
Subway Australia gets their first vegan sandwich
How to order vegan at Subway: a sandwich lover’s guide
Subway pledges to provide more vegan options after tuna controversy

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