OMD to Applebee’s: Add a Plant-Based
Entrée to Your Menu!
Did you know that Applebee’s, one of the nation’s largest restaurant chains, doesn’t offer a single plant-based or even one vegetarian entrée at almost all of its locations? Right now, the chain is piloting the Impossible Burger at some of its New York restaurants, but the rest of its restaurants still don’t have a single plant-based entrée option.
The Price of Meat and Dairy:
Animal Agriculture: Animal agriculture is a leading cause of climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss, and water pollution worldwide.
Chronic Illness: Eating too much animal protein (66% of Americans eat more than the recommended daily amount) comes with increased risk of chronic illnesses including heart disease, diabetes, and several cancers.
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PETITION TO APPLEBEE’S
Applebee’s President, John Cywinski:
I’m writing you to ask that Applebee’s please add plant-based entrée options to all of its 1,943 locations across the country.
I’m part of a movement lead by One Meal a Day (OMD) and the Center for Biological Diversity to drive change in restaurant menus across the country, for the health of our communities and our planet. We all deserve access to affordable, healthy, plant-based foods, and Applebee’s is an important part of the solution with locations in every single American state.
A recent consumer trends survey by Datassential found that 85% of consumers believe that plant-based foods can be just as satisfying as animal proteins, and that 22% of consumers try to limit their consumption of meat, poultry and seafood. This is especially true for Generation Y and Millennials, a group whose buying power will only continue to grow.
By updating your menus, Applebee’s will not only tap into a fast-growing customer base, but also cut costs, refresh its brand image and do something truly beneficial for your current customers and future generations.
WE NEED BETTER CHOICES WHEN EATING OUT.
For the first time in history, people are eating out more often than they’re cooking at home — and what we eat is driven by what’s available. Just adding a single plant-based entreé to the menu would improve access to foods with a much lower carbon footprint, give people more power to make better choices for their own health, and protect our planet.