Published: Fri, August 09, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Subway to debut meatless meatball sub sandwich

Subway to debut meatless meatball sub sandwich

Inspired by Subway's classic meatball sub and made in collaboration with Beyond Meat, the sandwich is topped with marinara sauce and parmesan cheese, so it's totally vegetarian.

Citing NPD data showing that 70% of meat-eaters substitute for a non-meat protein once a week, Subway boasted that the Beyond Meat deal would give its customers 2 billion potential sandwich options. There are 24 grams of protein in each six-inch Beyond Meatball Marinara sandwich. The limited-time sandwich will be available in 685 Subway locations across the USA and Canada, and consists of vegan Beyond Meatballs created specially for Subway, along with marinara sauce, Provolone cheese, and parmesan cheese on toasted bread. The "meatballs" won't have a trace of meat in them, but will still be packed with protein, according to Subway's press release.

Subway's Beyond Meatball Marinara can be made vegan. In the last month, the sandwich chain has launched Halo Top milkshakes and rolled out King's Hawaiian bread at Subway locations. "We look forward to a long-term partnership with Subway", Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown said in a statement.

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About Subway ® Restaurants The Subway restaurant chain continues to evolve the dining experience, offering guests in more than 100 countries quality ingredients, as well as robust flavor combinations with almost 7 million made-to-order sandwiches created each day. All Subway restaurants are owned and operated by nearly 21,000 Franchise Owners who employ hundreds of thousands of people globally.

Subway® is a Registered Trademark of Subway IP LLC. He said the company would want to do a plant-based burger "the Wendy's way" without adding operational complexity to its restaurants.

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