CANTON, Mass. — Dunkin' is accelerating the nationwide launch of its Beyond Sausage breakfast sandwich. The company originally planned on rolling out the menu item in January. Following successful tests in Manhattan locations, the company now says US restaurants will serve Beyond Sausage Sandwich beginning Nov. 6.

The move makes Dunkin' the first US quick-service restaurant chain to offer Beyond Meat’s plant-based sausage nationwide, according to the company.

“This latest addition to our menu gives consumers more choice to meet their evolving needs,” said Dave Hoffman, CEO of Dunkin’ Brands and president of Dunkin’ US. “As we continue to transform our brand, we're proud to use our platform to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy the great taste and benefits of plant-based protein.”

Dunkin’s Beyond Sausage sandwich features Beyond Meat’s breakfast sausage patty, made with 100 percent plant-based protein and a mix of spices formulated specifically for Dunkin’. It is served on an English muffin with egg and American cheese. It has 29 percent less total fat, 33 percent less saturated fat and fewer calories, cholesterol and sodium than a traditional sausage, egg and cheese breakfast Sandwich, according to the company.

The plant-based breakfast item was the second best-selling sandwich in Manhattan locations, behind the bacon, egg and cheese bagel, Dunkin’ said.