Canada-based vegan fast-food restaurant Globally Local are set to open a second location in London Ontario this June and will feature the world’s first vegan 24-hour drive-thru.
When it comes to fast food, plant-based is the hottest trend right now, and more and more restaurants are opting to serve diners delicious animal-free options.
What’s on the menu?
Speaking to VegNews, owner James McInnes told that the new eatery will serve a similar menu to Globally Local’s existing London, ON restaurant.
Notable menu items will be vegan takes on fast-food classics including Famous Burger (a Big Mac-like burger), Vegan Vopper (a take on Burger King’s Whopper), a seitan-based Crispy Chikun sandwich, and an entire breakfast sandwich menu. Globally Local will also serve a kids menu featuring the Grilled Gary—a vegan grilled cheese sandwich that’s a nod to last year’s popular internet meme that proposed vegan cheese be called “Gary.”
“It’s vegan McDonald’s, basically,” said McInnes, “We’re trying to really create vegan versions of fast-food items that we’re familiar with and in love with.
“(We) take the most popular fast food . . . make it without animal products and still make it taste as good or better . . . at fast-food prices. And (it’s) convenient and fast.”
While Globally Local will be the first to feature a 24-hour drive-thru, several stateside vegan restaurants—including two locations of Vege-Way in Las Vegas and Plant Power Fast Food in San Diego also serve up a whole host of innovative takes on fast-food classics, and serve them drive-thru style.
Sources: VegNews, Compassion Over Killing.