Actor pens an open letter asking Dairy Queen to introduce plant-based options.

Actor Alan Cumming has written a letter on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals asking that nationwide chain Dairy Queen introduce vegan options to its menu. The 51-year-old Tony Award-winning actor addressed Dairy Queen CEO John P. Gainor, calling for the $2.5 billion company to follow in the footsteps of businesses such as TCBY, Pinkberry, and Ben & Jerrys to offer vegan ice cream. €œGiven the increased global demand from people who suffer from dairy allergies and lactose intolerance as well as those concerned about their health, the environment, and animal welfare,€ Cumming said, €œit’s no surprise that the dairy alternatives market is expected to reach $19.5 billion in value by 2020. Dairy Queen has the opportunity to broaden its appeal by offering healthier, €˜greener, animal-friendly vegan treats.€