Subway has expanded its menu with its first-ever vegan sub and salad, which are available nationwide from today (17 April).

Both feature a patty made from sweet red pepper, chilli, garlic and red onion. Subway is also introducing a Vegan Garlic Aioli to accompany the subs and salads.

The vegan launch follows successful product trials in stores in Wigan, High Wycombe and Manchester Piccadilly as well as demand from customers via social media.

In addition, the brand is rolling out Cheesy Garlic Bread made with mozzarella and red Cheddar cheese plus a roasted garlic & parsley butter.

“The new Vegan Sub and Salad and Ultimate Cheesy Garlic Bread is an exciting next step in what we’re able to offer on our menu. We’re always looking to introduce new, balanced choices so as to continue to cater for everyone, whether that’s offering more choice for ‘meat-free Mondays’ or for those following a flexitarian diet,” said Colin Hughes, Country Director for Subway UK & Ireland.

Seven of Subway’s sauces are already vegan, as are the Italian and Hearty Italian breads.

The launch of the new Vegan Sub and Salad will be supported by a marketing campaign across PR, social media and advertising.