Food & Wine | Is there anything better than Bacon?

This week I received a bouquet from our friends at A&W Canada – but not just any bouquet. A bouquet made of Bacon! To celebrate a Happy #Bacontine’s Day we are excited to tell you about another guarantee that A&W is making to us as Canadians. Effective February 16th, A&W launches bacon made from pork raised without the use of antibiotics and nothing artificial in every single one of their locations. We’ve got all the reasons why Canadians love Bacon and why this #BaconGuarantee is yet another reason to love A&W Canada!


Oh @AWCanada. You know the way to my heart. ?

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“The move to bacon from pork raised without the use of antibiotics is A&W’s next step in its Ingredients Guarantee, a journey to source simple, great-tasting ingredients, farmed with care, which launched in 2013. This journey has seen A&W make a number of changes to its food. It is the first and only national quick service burger restaurant in Canada to serve beef raised without the use of hormones or steroids. A&W introduced chicken raised without the use of antibiotics and eggs from hens fed a vegetarian diet without animal by-products in 2014 and this was quickly followed by the launch of organic, Fair Trade coffee in 2015.”

Now, what many Canadians may not know is that making a decision to serve quality bacon, beef, chicken AND eggs that are raised without the use of antibiotics and nothing artificial is quite an expensive endeavour – but this just goes to show the dedication providing quality food to us all by A&W Canada. One of the many reasons why we love them.

But how much do Canadians really love bacon?

  • o   80% of Canadians say bacon makes a burger taste better
  • o   1 in 4 Canadians would give up Facebook and 39% would give up Instagram for bacon

A&W Bacontine Infographic

“A&W will introduce bacon from pork raised without the use of antibiotics on February 15, 2016 at all of its restaurants, in all of its bacon breakfasts and burgers, and will also be celebrating with special, limited-edition Peppered Bacon Burgers available in Mama, Papa and Grandpa sizes made with peppered bacon (from the pork raised without the use of antibiotics) topped with carmelized onions, roasted garlic and chili aioli. Prices may vary by region.”

It’s no shock that we love A&W – Julio & I visit regularly for date night. This is just yet another reason to support and enjoy A&W menu items knowing what I am putting in my body. 


Sometimes you just need a burger.

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Pre-holiday date night tings. Do not disturb. ?✌

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If you would like to know more about the new #BaconGuarantee make sure to check out the A&W Guarantee website by clicking here.

To find delicious  inspiration online, make sure to follow @AWCanada on Twitter & Instagram and ‘Like’ their Facebook page. When you visit your local A&W, use the #BaconGuarantee hashtag to join in the social media conversation to show us how you are enjoying from the delicious menu items. We can’t wait to see your favourite and to hear what you think!

For more behind the scenes of this and other amazing brands we are working with around the world, make sure to follow along with the #DoTheDaniel Instagram account. We would love to have you come along on our daily adventures with us!

Photos: Daniel Reyes & A&W Canada


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