A&W burger chain switches to French's ketchup, mustard; lauds Canadian content

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French's Ketchup

TORONTO - French's ketchup has won over another fan - the company that runs A&W restaurants in Canada.

A&W says it has now decided to serve French's Tomato Ketchup and Classic Yellow Mustard in all of its restaurants across Canada.

The company has 850 locations across the country, making it the second-largest burger chain in Canada.

A&W's endorsement is the latest publicity win for French's ketchup, which became an Internet and media darling after a man's Facebook post lauded the U.S.-based company for using 100 per cent Canadian-grown tomatoes.

The condiment company has been collaborating with A&W Food Services of Canada for about six months.

The burger chain says it's always looking for Canadian suppliers and already uses tomatoes from Leamington, Ont., and its A&W Ketchup is produced and packaged in Ontario.

French's Food Co. says A&W is the first national restaurant to serve its ketchup and mustard.

Organizations: AW Food Services of Canada, Food Co.

Geographic location: TORONTO, Canada.The, U.S. Leamington

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Recent comments

  • Heinz Pikel
    April 07, 2016 - 13:02

    I'm all for buying local to a point, however I will not subject my taste buds to an inferior product. I guess I have eaten my last Papa Burger about 10 days ago.

  • Jimmy Buffet
    April 06, 2016 - 10:43

    Imagine if we could do this with our Canadian gas , diesel and heating oil !!! Refine it here and Buy Canadian !

  • Chet
    April 05, 2016 - 10:47

    Canadians are like kids. Tell them American doesn't want them to play with that toy and suddenly it's the only one they want to play with. Heinz is more popular because the majority prefer the taste.

  • country boy
    April 04, 2016 - 15:17

    Now if we could only get people to buy local here. Meats, eggs, vegetables etc are all available from local producers instead of going to the Sobeys and Super store. We complain about free trade but won't take the time to support Canadians. Go figure...

  • Spudnik56
    April 01, 2016 - 10:15

    French's ketchup is imported. Check the back of the bottle. Interesting article in the Globe about the "Ketchup" war. Headline "Ketchup wars: Is French’s nationalism mere rhetoric?"

    • macdaddy
      April 02, 2016 - 14:17

      your wrong, frenchs makes its ketchup just down the road at a massive facility in leamington ontario....check it out

    • Spudnik56
      April 08, 2016 - 11:33

      Strange, the bottle we have in the fridge says it's imported. Made in USA with Canadian Tomatoes.

  • Joe
    March 31, 2016 - 12:54

    There are no other kinds once you've tasted Heinz!

  • Bryan
    March 31, 2016 - 07:42

    I guess kudos to A&W for jumping on the French's bandwagon? If their own brand of ketchup uses Canadian tomatoes and is(was) produced in Ontario, why the switch though? What happens to the workers that produced the A&W brand ketchup in Canada, are these people out of a job? is French's ketchup produced in Canada as well or just their tomatoes?

  • Peter Johnson
    March 30, 2016 - 17:11

    I've already emailed Heinz and told them there's no way I'll buy their product again. I have nothing against Mexican people, but I am pro-Canadian.

  • townie2
    March 30, 2016 - 11:01

    Kudos to A&W.

  • Pat
    March 30, 2016 - 09:59

    its what's needed in Canada, start looking after our own and supporting those that support us.

  • Malpeque Mariner
    March 29, 2016 - 21:23

    It's about time Canadians stick up for our own products and jobs. Down with Heinz for- ever!