Poultry & Meat

A&W is First Canadian QSR to Offer Grain-fed Beef Pup Patties for Dogs

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One of A&W Canada’s menu offerings is going to the dogs, as the Vancouver, British Columbia-headquartered chain’s quick service restaurants are serving Pup Patties without the iconic A&W seasoning so that canine consumers can safely savor the taste of premium grass-fed beef. This marks the first time a Canadian burger chain has offered a product especially for Fido.

Treating one’s furry friend to this special meal helps support service dog training organizations across Canada. A portion of the proceeds from every Pup Patty purchased through June 23 will be donated to non-profit organizations dedicated to raising and training service dogs that provide life-changing independence for Canadians living with disabilities. The organizations include the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS).

“I have been a PADS volunteer for the past two years so this program is very close to my heart,” said Amanda Wang, A&W’s director of marketing. “When I’m out with a service-dog-in-training, it’s not just a learning opportunity for the puppy but it’s often a chance to enrich the public’s understanding of working dogs as well. I’m very grateful for the support from the whole A&W organization in running this campaign to help further the awareness of non-profits like PADS.”

Sarah Bourne, a client of PADS who has experienced firsthand the transformative impact of service dogs, stated: “Queso is my fourth Mobility Dog from PADS. He has become an incredible sidekick, enriching my daily life in ways I never thought possible. His exceptional proficiency in physical tasks—like retrieving dropped items, adjusting my feet on my wheelchair footplates, and skillfully opening and closing doors—has granted me new levels of independence and deepened our bond.”

The Pup Patty is only available for ordering at A&W drive-thrus, as pets are not allowed inside the dining area. It’s always recommended to consult your veterinarian before feeding any human food to animals.