The United States might have Impossible Burgers at every Burger King location, but Canada is definitely the winner when it comes to having vegan-friendly chicken options in the fast food space. This week, KFC announced its testing out a meat-free chicken sandwich and popcorn chicken—and because that’s just not enough, A&W is releasing plant-based chicken nuggets.
According to Narcity, the chicken nuggets will be launching on December 2 for a limited time in two different locations: Ontario and British Columbia. Created in partnership with Lightlife, A&W says the nuggets are “crispy, craveable, and an unbelievably delicious option” made from peas, wheat flour, and fava beans—no soy included.
If the chicken nuggets sell well, A&W says they hope to make the option available all across Canada. And even though A&W Canada and A&W USA have different owners, having a menu item be super-successful in one country could open the door to others following suit. (Aka we need vegan chicken nugs available in the U.S., like, now.)
Until then, drool over these soon-to-be-released nuggets. And maybe plan a road trip to the Great White North.
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More exciting plant-based firsts coming out of @awcanada's headquarters in North Van this morning: they're launching plant-based NUGGETS!! They are SOOOO CRISPY and delicious!!!! On Monday, Dec. 2nd, this new limited time offer menu item will be available in B.C. and Ontario (sorry to the other provinces) and if things go well, I'm guessing they'll be rolled out to all locations nationally as a permanent menu item in 2020!! The nugget is made with pea protein and the dips are BBQ and sweet 'n sour (both fully plant-based, too). I'm continuously blown away by @awcanada's plant-based menu items and innovative spirit!!! More from today in stories 👆🏻 #sponsored