Published: Fri, August 09, 2019
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Subway to test plant-based Beyond meatball sub

Subway to test plant-based Beyond meatball sub

Plant-based food company Beyond Meat has announced that it is collaborating with fast food sandwich company Subway on launching a meat-free meatball sub. I want to have one of these vegetable products, ' you would want to do it for dietary reasons, but yet the sodium count and saturated count are the same as meat", he said on "Cavuto: "Coast-to-Coast" Wednesday.

The entire sandwich itself will not be plant-based as it will be served with provolone cheese and grated parmesan cheese, but Subway is excited to offer a meatless option. The "meat" itself is made from a mixture of peas, mung beans, and rice (plus some beet juice for color).

The world's largest restaurant chain by unit count said Wednesday that it plans to test a Beyond Meatball Marinara at 685 locations in the USA and Canada for a limited time beginning next month.

"Subway appeals to so many fans because we truly offer something for everyone". The chain said research from NPD Group now indicates that 70% of individuals in the USA who consider themselves "meat-eaters" still eat a non-meat protein meal once a week.

Subway Restaurants will test a plant-based meatball marinara sub at almost 700 locations beginning next month. "We look forward to a long-term partnership with Subway", Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown said in a statement.

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Beyond Meat recently partnered with both Dunkin' and Tim Hortons to create meatless breakfast sandwiches. The Subway brand provides an alternative to traditional fast food offering guests billions of sandwich, salad and wrap combinations.

Subway isn't the only restaurant getting into the Beyond Meat game. Franchise Owners and the company are committed to eliminating hunger by supporting hunger relief programs around the world.

Subway® is a Registered Trademark of Subway IP LLC. "We are looking to explore plant-based versions of other major protein categories on our menu".

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