EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. – Beyond Meat Inc. announced it would partner with A&W Canada on its latest product – the Beyond Meat Nuggets.
The meat alternative company said the nuggets are designed to look and taste like traditional chicken nuggets. The item will be available at A&W Canada locations while supplies last starting on Aug 9.
“Beyond Meat Nuggets couldn’t come at a more perfect time,” said Deanna Jurgens, chief growth officer for Beyond Meat. “We’ve doubled down on plant-based chicken this summer, just as consumer demand for chicken is skyrocketing. Following the success of our partnership on the Beyond Burger, we’re proud to be working with A&W Canada to debut Beyond Meat Nuggets in Canada.”
The nuggets feature 18 grams of protein for every six pieces, according to the company. They are also made with no GMOs, antibiotics, hormones or cholesterol.
Beyond Meat and A&W Canada first partnered in 2018 to introduce the Beyond Meat Burger to Canadian consumers.
“Many Canadians are looking for plant-based options, but they don’t want to compromise on taste,” said Tom Newitt, vice president of marketing at A&W Canada. “We have been on a search for the best, most delicious plant-based nugget and are excited for our guests to try our new Beyond Meat Nuggets.”
During this summer Beyond Meat started to launch more meat alternative poultry products including the Beyond Chicken Tenders across the United States earlier in July.