It’s Official! Beyond Burger to Debut at Major Canadian Fast-Food Chain in July
Times are changing, and the vegan Beyond Burger is headed to yet another restaurant chain on July 9: A&W Canada! Loaded with 20 grams of protein and free of soy and gluten, the fresh vegan burger from Beyond Meat “bleeds” pulverized beet juice; has the look, smell, and taste of meat; and has been met with much fanfare in the U.S. and beyond.
While A&W Canada currently offers a veggie burger—the Veggie Deluxe—you have to make substitutions to get a completely vegan burger (swap out the conventional bun for a gluten-free one and ditch the sauce and cheese). The Beyond Burger offering will be the chain’s first all-vegan burger.
The news represents milestones for both companies: A&W Canada will become the first chain in the Great White North to carry the Beyond Burger (which is called the “Beyond Meat Burger” there), and because A&W Canada (which is a separate entity from A&W in the United States) is the second-largest burger chain in Canada, the move qualifies as Beyond Meat’s largest food service partnership to date.
But A&W isn’t the first restaurant brand to carry the Beyond Burger. Last year TGI Fridays rolled out the Beyond Burger at nearly 500 U.S. locations. Beyond Meat has also expanded further into the retail sector; in March, Target announced it would carry the famed patties in the grocery department at select stores.
With vegan foods becoming more accessible, it’s never been easier to ditch animal products. In fact, as meat consumption declines, sales of delicious plant-based products are soaring. Vegan meats are expected to make up a third of the protein market by 2054.
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