Rhode Island Vegan Awareness 
P.O. Box 6786
Warwick, RI 02886
Dear Restaurant Owner/Manager,

I have visited your restaurant and was delighted with the service; however; I was disappointed to see that there were not many vegan selections to choose from.
According to a recent study done by Vegetarian Times, 7.3 Million Americans are vegetarian and a growing number are adopting a vegan lifestyle. An article by the Associated Press entitled "Vegan Diets Becoming More Popular, More Mainstream," has also published some evidence to back-up the popularity of a vegan diet. They reported the following;
         "More than half the 1,500 chefs polled by the National Restaurant Association for its new    
         ‘What's Hot in 2011’ list included vegan
entrees as a 
hot trend."
With these statistics in mind, it could be quite beneficial for you and your business to put more animal
friendly choices on the menu.  A vegan diet has also been linked to lower risks of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and many other diseases that affect the lives of countless individuals on a daily basis. This medical data has been confirmed by the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, http://www.pcrm.org//
I am writing this letter to you as a member of Rhode Island Vegan Awareness. Should you decide to add more vegan options and label your menu to inform restaurant patrons as to which items are vegan (containing no animal products –no dairy, eggs, meat, honey or animal by products), we would be happy to offer you a free listing in our Rhode Island Vegan Dining Guide. The guide is free to the public in both a print and online version. We currently have a database of 350 members with whom we periodically communicate.  In addition to this, we have 1,400 members on our group Facebook page. Thousands of people visit our website every year. We would be happy to email our list to inform them of your business and the vegan options it has to offer. We are very frequently contacted and/or visited online by new members, RI locals and other vegans throughout the state for recommendations and would be happy to send this additional business your way. Please feel free to contact us at any time with any correspondence or questions you may have. Thank you for your time and consideration.


RIVA Volunteer
Phone: 401-919-2058