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McDonald's launches Beyond Meat burger test

More than a year after A&W became the first Canadian fast-food chain to sell the now ubiquitous Beyond Meat burgers, McDonald's Canada will roll out a limited pilot of the plant-based patty to test its customer's appetite for vegetarian eats.

“We've been taking our time to get it right,” Michaela Charette, the company's head of consumer insights, said in an interview.

Sell alcohol for offsite drinking: advocate

Provincial governments should permit all restaurants and bars to sell consumers alcohol to go or include beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages in delivery orders, says a national association representing the industry.

“The whole (offsite sales) thing is pretty muddy,” said Mark von Schellwitz, vice-president of Western Canada for Restaurants Canada.

Shomi to shut down Nov. 30

TORONTO—Shomi announced yesterday it was shutting down at the end of November, two years after the video-on-demand service launched amid hopes of thriving in a hyper-competitive market.

“The business climate and online video marketplace have changed markedly in the last few years,” David Asch, senior vice-president and general manager for Shomi, said in a brief statement.