Animal-rights group PETA has given 7-Eleven stores in Philadelphia the “Most Vegetarian-Friendly Convenience Store” award during PETA’s sixth annual Proggy Awards, which recognize animal-friendly achievements in commerce and culture.
PETA said it recognized the Philly 7-Eleven’s “for providing delicious, nutritious, and cruelty-free food to vegans and vegetarians in a hurry.
7-Eleven will be featured on PETA’s Web site PETA.org.
PETA said many 7-Elevens in Philadelphia already feature a variety of veggie sandwiches, including faux-chicken, seitan steak, falafel, and tofu-egg, as well as a variety of salads from Philly-area sandwich maker Moshe’s.
“While it is increasingly simple to find vegetarian offerings at many stores and restaurants, 7-Eleven is making it even easier for conscientious consumers to grab a bite on the go,” PETA said on its Web site.
"With the addition of veggie options to all Philly stores, 7-Eleven has made it a snap for compassionate people to find food that’s tasty, convenient, and cruelty-free," PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said. "Now, even busy folks in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ can show a little love to animals while improving their own health."
PETA’s Proggy Awards have gone to producers and marketers of vegan foods, leather-free shoes, and cruelty-free personal-care products, as well as an animal-friendly production studio and a member of Congress – Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), who won PETA’s “Most Progressive Member of Congress” award.
Supermarket retailer Trader Joe’s won PETA’s award for “Best new Faux-Meat Products.”