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A&W launches plant-based nuggets in Canada

Company partnering with Lightlife to bring new menu item to restaurants across Ontario and B.C.

December 20, 2019
By Canadian Poultry magazine

A&W's plant-based nuggets. (CNW Group/A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.)

A&W Canada has partnered with Lightlife to offer new Plant-Based Nuggets.

Since December 2, guests in Ontario and British Columbia can order nuggets made entirely from plant-based ingredients.

“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,” says Susan Senecal, President and Chief Executive Officer 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.”

A&W’s new Plant-Based Nuggets are made in Canada with plant-based ingredients like peas, wheat and fava beans. Guests can order 6 or 10 nuggets at a time, paired with one of A&W’s dipping sauces: Barbecue, Sweet & Sour (both plant-based), Honey Mustard or Jalapeno Ranch. The Plant-Based Nuggets are also available in a Kids’ Pack meal.

Lightlife—which is owned by Greenleaf Foods, SPC, a subsidiary of Maple Leaf Foods Inc.—is a plant-based protein pioneer with a passion for putting plants at the centre of the plate.

A&W and Lightlife collaborated to get the taste and texture of the nuggets just right and make them available for Canadians as quickly as possible.

The result is a Plant-Based Nugget that’s crispy, delicious and shareable any time of the day.

“We’re thrilled to partner with A&W as they launch their first plant-based nugget on menu,” says Dan Curtin, President and CEO of Greenleaf Foods, SPC.

“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.”