Vegan Beyond Burger may soon debut at United States locations of fast-food chain A&W. The burger launched on July 9 at Canadian A&W locations, many of which are continually selling out of the plant-based burger and have launched a Beyond Burger mailing list to notify patrons when the burger is back in stock. Sarah Blasi, Vice President of Marketing for A&W United States—a separate entity from the Canadian franchise—said the popularity of the Beyond Burger has not gone unnoticed. “We are monitoring the trend towards meatless/vegan options and are also reviewing the Beyond Burger for possible introduction in the US,” Blasi told media outlet QSRWeb, “but have yet to make a commitment.” To meet demand, California-based Beyond Meat announced last month that it intends to open a second production facility in Missouri that will triple the production capacity of its Beyond Burger. This fall, the Beyond Burger will be accessible to three million university students through food-service provider Aramark that will add the plant-based option to the menu of on-campus chains Burger Studio and Grille Works.
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