Being vegan, it is pretty hard to find a fast food place that serve great food for lunch, so Greggs is likely not the first place that would spring to mind when considering where to go. But wouldn’t it be great if Greggs offered some vegan alternatives, like a vegan sausage roll.
In fairness to Greggs, they do already offer a few vegan options, such as potato wedges, but the charity PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has urged the bakery to branch out with their vegan options and to start offering a vegan sausage roll. PETA has brought other supermarkets and chains, such as Pizza Express and Sainsbury’s, to Greggs attention as they are currently offering vegan alternatives to many tasty lunch options.
PETA’s campaign states that Greggs does not offer any vegan sandwiches or full hot meals in any of the 1,700 stores across the UK, despite claiming to be ‘committed to doing the right thing.’
“The company claims to have been working for years on developing a vegan sausage roll – something already offered by Poundbakery, Sayers, and Linda McCartney Foods, among others,” the petition continues.
“The time has come for Greggs to offer a plant-based version of this on-the-go favourite.”
Should Greggs start selling vegan sausage rolls? A petition has been launched https://t.co/gQFnNXdLcn
— The Chronicle (@ChronicleLive) January 8, 2018
Greggs also offer soy drinks as well as potato wedges and popcorn as a vegan meal but it is clear that this does not constitute as a full plant based meal, so Greggs has a bit of catching up to do to keep up with the rising demand for vegan products!
Dawn Carr, PETA Director of Vegan Corporate Projects stated, “More people than ever are clamouring for healthy vegan options from their favourite on-the-go eateries.
“PETA is calling on Greggs to heed this growing demand, add a vegan sausage roll to the menu, and watch the cruelty-free treats fly off the shelves.”
Since the petition, Greggs have broken their silence and confirmed that they plan to increase the veggie and vegan range in the near future but did not state when this might occur.
A spokesperson for Greggs insisted “We understand that vegan and vegetarian diets are of growing importance to many people – whether that be for moral or health reasons, or indeed both,”
“As a company that believes in putting customers at the heart of everything we do, we plan to introduce even more vegan and vegetarian options in the future.”
Good luck Greggs. We hope this new vegan range is Gregg-tastic!