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PHILADELPHIA -- For providing "delicious, nutritious and cruelty-free food" to vegans and vegetarians in a hurry, 7-Eleven stores in Philadelphia were named the Most Vegetarian-Friendly Convenience Store by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
7-Eleven was recognized as part of PETA's sixth annual Proggy Awards -- a take off on the word "progress." PETA's Proggy Awards recognize animal-friendly achievements in commerce and culture. 7-Eleven will receive a framed certificate and will be featured on www.PETA.org.
Many Philadelphia 7-Eleven stores feature a variety of veggie sandwiches -- including faux-chicken, seitan steak, falafel, and tofu-egg salad varieties -- from local supplier Moshe's, the organization said. All stores will soon carry them.
"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," said PETA executive vice president Tracy Reiman. "Now, even busy folks in the 'City of Brotherly Love' can show a little love to animals while improving their own health."