A&W Canada adds another Beyond Meat option to their all-day menu

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A&W Canada shook up the country’s fast food game last year with the introduction of the Beyond Meat burger to their menu coast to coast, giving those who prefer a plant-based patty something to sink their teeth into at the chain.

Now they’re prepping to launch a second Beyond Meat option, and this time it’s on the AM side of the dial.

Photo courtesy A&W Canada

The new Beyond Meat Sausage & Egger hits the menu at A&W Canada locations nationwide on March 11. Made with a 100 per cent plant-based sausage patty – one created just for A&W and not available in retail stores – this new breakfast sandwich marks the debut of this Beyond Meat item anywhere in Canada.

“We think it tastes just like A&W’s classic Sausage & Egger, most people have no idea that the sausage is made entirely from plants,” says a rep for A&W Canada via e-mail to Vancouver Is Awesome.

Photo courtesy A&W Canada

The Beyond Meat Sausage & Egger is served with a fresh egg and a slice of real cheddar cheese, though you can also drop the egg and cheese for fresh lettuce and tomato if you’d prefer to keep your fillings fully plant-based, too. According to Vancouver-based vegan icon Erin Ireland, it’s called the “Beyond Meat Sausage & Veggie.”

Beyond Meat has been expanding their reach in Canada lately: Just this week their new partnership with Canadian Tex-Mex chain Quesada was announced. Quesada is now offering a Beyond Meat Burrito on their menu nationwide.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom