I am dedicated to bridging cultural gaps and empowering individuals to realize that their voices and their actions matter. The advocacy efforts of Veggie Happy (formerly called Soy Happy) were initiated with this belief in mind. We all count. If every one of us realizes this, amazing things can happen!
In 2000, there were no Major League Baseball stadiums offering veggie dogs. I began the quest to change this by contacting one stadium at a time, making the case for adding a vegetarian version of a hot dog and offering my services as a liaison to get them samples of viable plant based options with popular, mainstream appeal. Today, almost all MLB stadiums offer veggie dogs in general concessions.
Veggie Happy continues to advocate for viable plant based options on mainstream menus. Its Venue Vegetarian Guide is utilized by thousands of fans all over the country. Fans are encouraged to chime in with their own menu feedback and suggestions. A courteous and informed customer can be a very powerful one!
- Johanna McCloy, director of Veggie Happy