Vegetarians will soon be able to enjoy Subway’s iconic meatball sub.
The sandwich chain announced a partnership with Beyond Meat coming to many of its stores this September.
This will be Beyond Meat’s first-ever meatball and it was created exclusively for Subway. It’s set to be served in a plant-based version of Subway’s most popular sandwiches: the Meatball Marinara.
Like the original version, it’ll be served with marinara sauce and parmesan cheese, plus whatever additional toppings you’d like. Oh, and it actually has more protein – 24 grams as opposed to 20 grams in the original six-inch sub. While the “Beyond Meatballs” will be offered for this particular sub, customers can try it on any sandwich, flatbread or wrap.
“Subway appeals to so many fans because we truly offer something for everyone. Our guests want to feel good about what they eat and they also want to indulge in new flavors. With our new plant-based Beyond Meatball. Marinara sub, we are giving them the best of both worlds. And, we are particularly excited about debuting a co-developed product that can’t be found anywhere else: the Beyond Meatball made just for Subway,” said Subway chief brand and innovation officer Len Van Popering.
About 685 restaurants between the U.S. and Canada will start testing out the sub as a limited-time offering. Sadly there won’t be any restaurants in Louisiana carrying the new sub, yet.
Test cities include Fresno-Visalia, CA; Harrisburg, PA; Jackson, MS; Louisville, KY; South Bend-Elkhart, IN; as well as Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada.
Beyond Meat, a company founded by Ethan Brown in 2009, is based in Los Angeles and produces plant-based meat substitutes. The brand is known for the plant-based sausage at Dunkin’ and vegan “burgers that bleed” at TGI Fridays.