Canada-based vegan fast-food restaurant Globally Local will open a second location in Ontario this June and will feature the world’s first vegan 24-hour drive-thru. Owner James McInnes tells VegNews that the new eatery—which will replace a shuttered location of popular Canadian fast-food chain Harvey’s—will serve a similar menu to Globally Local’s existing London, ON restaurant. Notable menu items will be vegan takes on fast-food classics including Famous Burger (a Big Mac-like burger), Vegan Vopper (a take on Burger King’s Whopper), a seitan-based Crispy Chikun sandwich, and an entire breakfast sandwich menu. Globally Local will also serve a kids menu featuring the Grilled Gary—a vegan grilled cheese sandwich that’s a nod to last year’s popular internet meme that proposed vegan cheese be called “Gary.” McInnes gained popularity in 2016 through his McVegans food truck, which will remain in operation in addition to his two brick-and-mortar locations. While Globally Local will be the first to feature a 24-hour drive-thru, several stateside vegan restaurants—including two locations of Vege-Way in Las Vegas and Plant Power Fast Food in San Diego—boast innovative takes on fast-food classics, and serve them drive-thru style.
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