There’s a new fast food restaurant in London — and it just might be the first of its kind in Canada.
Globally Local, which is all vegan, recently opened up shop in downtown London.
Their menu features burgers, pulled pork, chilli cheese fries, poutine, breakfast sandwiches, fries and pop, minus the animal products.
Co-owner James McInnes told AM980 they’re taking vegan fast food to the next level.
“A lot of people think that vegan or gluten free food is really expensive and it’s a specialty kind of thing and you’re going to spend $20, but you can get a combo from us for less than $10 just like you would at any other fast food joint.”
They bill themselves as Canada’s first vegan fast food restaurant. McInnes said to their knowledge, there is no other fast food restaurant in the country that is vegan.
Their signature burger is a play on the Big Mac, a double decker hamburger with lettuce and secret sauce although McInnes said they make their “burger” with chickpeas and spices.
The menu is expected to grow in the coming weeks to include tacos, a chicken burger and a hamburger with vegan bacon.
McInnes said so far the response has been great.
“We’ve been doing the food for a while with our food truck, we have a vegan food truck that we did. It all started last summer at Ribfest, we sold out at Ribfest last year. The reaction is basically, ‘I can’t believe it’s vegan.'”
McInnes said everything in the restaurant is made in house and innovating traditional dishes is part of the fun of the job.
Globally Local has opened at 252 Dundas Street in downtown London, right across from the Central Public Library.