A&W Teams Up with Lightlife to Test Vegan Chicken in Canada

A&W Teams Up with Lightlife to Test Vegan Chicken in Canada

  • Hannah Bugga
  • Hannah Bugga

Major fast-food chain A&W is testing plant-based chicken nuggets in Canada! On December 2, the company teamed up with vegan meat brand Lightlife to release delicious nuggets at its restaurants in Ontario and British Columbia. Hungry Canadians should hurry and get their hands on this limited-edition treat while supplies last!

President and CEO of A&W Canada Susan Senecal said in a statement:

We can’t resist our new Plant-Based Nuggets and we can’t wait for guests to taste our delicious new nuggets for themselves. Nuggets are fun to eat and fun to share and we think Canadians will be very impressed with our new plant-based nuggets for lunch, dinner, or any time in between.

The nuggets are made from peas, wheat flour, and fava beans. Customers can pick up a six-piece for $5.99 and a 10-piece for $8.99 and choose between two plant-based dipping sauces: barbecue and sweet & sour. As of last year, A&W Canada offers the Beyond Burger too.

A&W is not the only huge fast-food chain experimenting with plant-based options in Canada. On November 27, Kentucky Fried Chicken joined forces with Lightlife to test a fried chicken burger and popcorn chicken. Available for one day at a store in Mississauga, Canada, the vegan options sold out in just six hours. KFC Canada stated:

That was finger-lickin’ good while it lasted. Our Plant-Based Fried Chicken by Lightlife Foods is sold out, but stay tuned for its return.

The plant-based KFC options in Canada came after a similar test in Atlanta, Georgia, in August. For one day at one store, KFC offered vegan fried chicken that combined Beyond Meat with their signature secret spices. In June, KFC had launched the vegan Imposter Burger in 20 locations throughout the United Kingdom. Although the company planned to run a trial of the burger from June 17 to July 15, the Imposter Burger completely sold out in only four days!

Whether you are in Canada, the United States, the U.K., or somewhere else, eating more plant-based foods is the best way to help animals and the planet. For delicious vegan meal ideas and recipes, order a FREE Vegetarian Starter Guide today!