Tim Hortons is testing Beyond Meat plant-based sausage on breakfast sandwiches

Tim Hortons officially testing Beyond Meat breakfast items across Canada

Restaurant Brands plans to grow to more than 40K restaurants

Jose Cil, chief executive officer of Restaurant Brands International said with three iconic brands, the company has a long runway for growth, locally and globally.

The company that owns the Burger King, Popeyes and Tim Hortons chains plans to combat sluggish sales growth by expanding delivery service in the USA and opening thousands of new stores worldwide.

"If you ask us, we're still in the early days of this exciting growth journey", he said. To learn more about the TIM HORTONS brand, please visit the TIM HORTONS brand website at www.timhortons.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The company says it is opening the equivalent of a new restaurant every seven hours.

Tim Hortons has more than 4,800 system wide restaurants located in Canada, the United States and around the globe. The company opened its initial Tim Horton's in China in February of this year, laying the groundwork for it to compete with the popular Luckin Coffee and Starbucks brands.

Tim Hortons is testing Beyond Meat breakfast options, as vegan meat substitutes sweep the industry.

The restaurant chain said that if the test performs well, it would roll out these new Beyond Meat breakfast sandwiches to all of its Canadian restaurants by the end of the summer. The five-year outlook for growth in the global burger market is expected to be 5% annually, with growth in the global coffee and chicken markets expected to be 6% annually, according to the company.

For this test run, the café chain will be serving up Beyond Meat Breakfast Sandwiches, Beyond Meat Farmers Breakfast Wraps and Beyond Meat Vegan Sandwiches to start with.

Last week, Recipe Unlimited Corp. announced it would launch a plant-based burger from Beyond Meat competitor Lightlife Foods in June.

The move comes just weeks after Beyond Meat made its public debut - the most successful IPO since the financial crisis - as demand for plant-based food heats up. The Lightlife burger will be available at 70 Kelsey's Original Roadhouse locations starting June 3.

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