DALLAS -- 7-Eleven Inc. has confirmed a report by Vegan.com that the convenience chain has rolled out four vegan meals at about 100 locations in the northeastern United States.
The meals are:
Late last year, 7-Eleven launched a pilot program at eight New York City stores that featured four other ready-to-eat vegan meals--artichoke spinach noodles, vegetable lo mein and two types of dumplings, all minus meat, egg or dairy--priced at $6 each.
"It seems clear that they sold well enough to convince the company to take the next step," Vegan.com said.
According to a report last year by the Dallas Observer, the project was spearheaded by Janice Tancredi, 7-Eleven's Philadelphia market manager, a vegetarian. Tancredi started stocking Philadelphia-area stores with vegan sandwiches fin 2008.
On its Facebook page, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has published the following list of cities in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey with stores now offering the vegan meals:
Dallas-based 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 8,800 7-Eleven stores in North America. Globally, there are approximately 42,700 7-Eleven stores in 16 countries. During 2010, 7-Eleven stores worldwide generated total sales close to $63 billion.