Fast food chains have been adding meatless and plant-based options to keep up with demand. White Castle offers Impossible Sliders and recently decided to add vegan cheese. Burger King sells a meatless Impossible Whopper. Starbucks, Tim Horton’s, even McDonald’s and Pizza Hut (in other countries) are also adding plant-based options. It was only a matter of time before popular fast food chain, Wendy’s decided to do the same.

Unlike competitors turning to Beyond Meat or Impossible Foods for their plant-based meat alternative, Wendy’s decided to create their own. They came up with “The Plantiful.”

Senior Director of Marketing of Wendy’s Canada, Lisa Deletroz says: “Plant-based product offerings have become an expectation of Canadian consumers. We developed a flexitarian option the Wendy’s Way — using high quality, flavourful ingredients — and this resulted in what we believe is the best plant-based burger available to Canadians.”

Wendy's Plant-based burger

Source: Wendy’s CA

The Plantiful patty is a pea-based protein. The burger comes with lettuce, onions, pickles, tomato, mayonnaise, ketchup and a slice of cheese on a premium bun. However, the press release explicitly states that since it’s made to order, customers can exclude or include ingredients, which means cheese and mayo can be left out while ordering.

The Plantiful is now available at Wendy’s restaurants in Canada.

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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