TORONTO – Subway Canada recently launched a plant-based Beyond Meatball sub with help from tastemaker Martha Stewart.

The Beyond Meatball sub comes with Subway Canada’s marinara sauce, grated parmesan, shredded mozzarella and Monterey Jack cheese. To promote the menu item, Martha Stewart stars in a video sharing her Beyond Meatball “plant-care” tips.

“Martha is the perfect partner to announce the nationwide launch of the Beyond Meatball Marinara Sub in Canada,” said Cristina Wells, Subway Canada senior marketing director. “Martha’s green thumb and culinary prowess made her a natural fit to speak to the unbelievable cultivation and care that goes into creating the Beyond Meatball.”

Customers also can customize a Beyond Meatball sub with their choice of bread, vegetables and sauce.

“We are proud to expand the Beyond Meatball to thousands of Subway locations across Canada, introducing the delicious taste and benefits of Beyond Meat to a widening consumer base,” said Ethan Brown, Beyond Meat found and chief executive officer. “Canada is a progressive market and we’ve seen strong engagement from consumers there. Through our partnership with Subway, we look forward to offering delicious, options that will excite new and existing fans.”

In August 2019, Subway announced plans to test the Beyond Meatball Marinara Sub at 685 restaurants in the United States and Canada. Beyond Meat frozen and plant-based products may be found in more than 32,000 retail and foodservice outlets across the US.