VANCOUVER – A&W restaurants in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and British Columbia are serving Plant-Based Nuggets starting Dec. 2.

The new nuggets are made with ingredients such as peas, wheat and fava beans. A&W collaborated with Lightlife to develop the taste and texture of the nuggets. Maple Leaf Foods subsidiary Greenleaf Foods SPC owns Lightlife.

“We can't resist our new Plant-Based Nuggets and we can’t wait for guests in Ontario and British Columbia to taste our delicious new nuggets for themselves,” said Susan Senecal, president and CEO at A&W Canada. “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.”

Customers can order six or 10 nuggets at a time and pair them with Barbecue, Sweet & Sour (both plant-based), Honey Mustard or Jalapeno Ranch dipping sauces. The Plant-Based Nuggets are also available in a Kids’ Pack meal.

“We’re thrilled to partner with A&W as they launch their first plant-based nugget on menu,” said Dan Curtin, president and CEO of Greenleaf Foods. “A&W is an icon in the Canadian dining landscape, and we’re excited for their guests to experience the taste, texture and satisfaction of Lightlife’s plant-based nuggets.”