Tim Hortons, the Canadian fast-food chain announced Wednesday that it’s testing Beyond Meat’s (NASDAQ: BYND) sausage patty in three of its breakfast sandwiches. The new menu items are available now at select locations in Canada.
“Canadians are looking to incorporate plant-based options into their diets and we’re thrilled to partner with Beyond Meat to test three Beyond Meat Breakfast Sandwiches — including an entirely vegan offering if the market test confirms the potential we see for the platform,” Alex Macedo, president of Tim Hortons, which is a unit of Restaurant Brands International, said in a statement.
“The team did a lot of research and tested what products would work best as an alternative to beef or sausage in the breakfast category, and we concluded Beyond Meat was the right alternative,” Restaurant Brands CEO Jose Cil said in an interview with CNBC’s Kate Rogers.
According to the report of CNN, the announcement comes one day after Tim Hortons’ sister restaurant Burger King announced it’s expanding the Impossible Whopper to four new US cities before eventually expanding across the country. Burger King’s meatless, plant-based burger patty is produced Impossible Foods, a Beyond Meat rival.
Burger King and Tim Hortons are both owned by Restaurant Brands International. The company, which also owns Popeyes, announced Wednesday it plans to expand its global footprint from 26,000 restaurants to 40,000 within the next decade.