The world’s first 24-hour vegan drive-thru opens in Canada

Read Time:   |  28th April 2017

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. 

The world's first 24-hour vegan drive-thru opens in Canada

Photo: Globally Local

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.”

Photo: Globally Local

“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

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