WestJet to offer healthy alternative to rubber chicken
WESTJET AIRLINES Ltd. has partnered with fresh casual restaurant, The Chopped Leaf, in a move that will see the restaurant’s whole-food offerings available on board WestJet aircraft.
“WestJet and The Chopped Leaf have a common goal to break down the ‘airline food’ stigma,” said Rossen Dimitrov, WestJet chief guest experience officer. “The in-
gredients in our new menu have been sourced to provide healthier options with quality and taste in mind. We continue to evolve our on-board offerings to meet the needs of our 22 million annual guests.”
“WestJet values are very similar to ours at The Chopped Leaf,” said Nick Veloce, Innovative Food Brands Inc. president and chief operating officer parent company of The Chopped Leaf. “We want to ensure our customers are delighted with their food experience and take great effort in making sure that each person who visits our locations leaves with a positive experience. This partnership with WestJet is now perfectly aligned to delivering on this wherever our customers are.”
Ingredients in The Chopped Leaf items are made from real food including whole grains, vegetables and meats that contain little to no preservatives. Specific menu items can be viewed in the on-board menu in seat pockets of WestJet flights. The Chopped Leaf meals will be rotated throughout the prepurchase and buy-on-board menus as more products and variety are developed.
WestJet will offer guests on more than 250 daily flights the ability to prepurchase or buy on board whole bowls, multigrain sandwiches and salads. The Chopped Leaf products will be available for purchase on flights beginning Nov. 15, 2017, and prepurchase is available now for flights starting the same day.
In addition to its partnership with The Chopped Leaf, as of Sept. 1, 2017 WestJet is now offering prosecco and a selection of international wines on board.
About WestJet Airlines Ltd. WestJet is proud to be named best airline in Canada and one of the best low-cost airlines in North America, based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on Trip Advisor, the world’s largest travel site. The company is one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook. Together with its regional airline, WestJet Encore, it offers scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe, and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through its airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.
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