A&W Canada Confirms Plant-Based Beyond Burger Restock Date

The burger sold out within weeks of its Canadian release


Beyond Burger at A&W
The plant-based burger debuted at the chain in July (Image: Facebook)

Fast-food giant A&W has announced the date of return for the coveted Beyond Burger.

After selling out of the burger nationwide within a month of its release, Beyond Meat's flagship product will be available again from October 1, in a burger build which can be made vegan.

Gaining popularity

As the first major fast-food chain in Canada to offer an entirely plant-based burger, A&W experienced explosive sales within the first few weeks of offering the product.

Speaking to Bloomberg, CEO Susan Senecal said: "It became even more popular than we had expected.

"Plant-based protein has gained in popularity and it really is something people are very interested in."

Beyond Meat Founder and CEO Ethan Brown
Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown has announced plans forincreased production (Image: PBN)

Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat’s products have also been massively popular in the US, where sales at Wholefoods have been difficult for the brand to keep up with.

As a result of high demand, the plant-based protein giant is currently in the process of opening a new production facility in Columbia, Missouri which Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown hopes will be helpful in more ways than one.

He said: "Our expansion not only brings more jobs and opportunity to this special community but also furthers Missouri's position as a leader in the production of plant-based meat."

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are prepared in the author's capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Plant Based News itself. 

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Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.

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