Review of A&W’s Beyond Burger
Yesterday was the day. The Beyond Burger officially made its debut at all of A&W’s 925 locations throughout Canada.
I had the date marked on my calendar and although I’ve enjoyed the Beyond Burger from Whole Foods in the United States and at TGI Fridays, I was still very excited to order it at a burger chain in Canada.
A&W’s Beyond Burger is served on a vegan sesame seed bun (you can also opt for a lettuce wrap) with ketchup, mustard*, mayonnaise, dill pickles, tomatoes, lettuce and red onion. So to make the $6.99 meal vegan, you would simply have to omit the mayonnaise. I went in yesterday during the evening to the closest location and was happy to see the advertisements out in full force:
And closer to the counter:
I put in my order and the person working the counter confirmed that the mayonnaise was the only non-vegan* aspect of the burger. He also let me know that there had been a lot of orders for the Beyond Burger already, which made me happy. About 10 minutes later my order was ready:
The patty itself was of course a lot thinner/smaller compared to when you buy them in a package, but with the $6.99 price point, it made sense. The burger was delicious and I didn’t feel I was missing out on any sauces like with TGI Fridays. I do not remember the last time I ate at A&W so I cannot compare it to their other burgers, but it was delicious and my meat-eating guests really enjoyed it and said they would never have realized it was meatless. I will add that I didn’t feel very full after finishing the burger and could have easily eaten two, which is why I’m happy I at least added fries to my order.
As a result of this new food partnership, I am just now noticing how many A&W locations there really are. I am so glad that as a result, I can easily order the Beyond Burger just about anywhere I go!
*While my burger at this particular location was served with regular mustard, I have been told that other locations have been serving it with a mustard mix that includes mayonnaise. To be safe, simply ask for ketchup and mustard on your burger or bring your own sauce!