He did not rule out a broader rollout to Dunkin's 9,200 plus USA restaurants this year. It also incites hope that maybe someday Dunkin' will add plant-based egg and/or cheese alternatives since they're interested in moving in a plant-based direction.
Both Tim Hortons and A&W have both recently started to serve Beyond Meat breakfast sandwiches as well as burgers across the nation, and Canadians just can't seem to get enough of them. Dunkin' is hosting tasting events at participating Manhattan restaurants today, with Beyond Meat Chief Executive David Hoffmann making an appearance at one location for the ceremonial first sample.
Frankly, Dunkin' isn't known for its breakfast sandwiches. In addition to offering a patty with 10 grams of plant-based protein, the new sandwich helps Dunkin' deliver the better-for-the-planet environmental benefits of plant-based protein. Partnering with them as the first USA restaurant chain to serve Beyond Breakfast Sausage represents not only an exciting moment for both of our companies, but a big step forward in making plant-based meat accessible and easy to enjoy, even while on-the-go. "I look forward to seeing consumer reactions to the product offering and partnership", said Ethan Brown. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods.
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The Dunkin' sandwiches aren't the chain's first attempt to lean into plant-based foods, a sector in which overall US retail sales soared 11% in the previous year, far outpacing the 2% growth in the food sector overall. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies.
The Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich features a toasted English muffin sandwiching Beyond Meat's 100 percent plant-based breakfast sausage patty, egg and American cheese.
About 95% of consumers buying plant-based burgers in the past year have also bought beef burgers, according to market research firm NPD. Customers are interested in trying plant-based options, regardless of whether or not they eat meat sometimes.