Meat & Bread adding 5 Vancouver locations, plans Toronto expansion

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You’ll soon have more options for where to grab one of Meat & Bread’s signature sandwiches, as the Vancouver-based eatery plans a franchised expansion locally, and in Toronto.

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Known for their hand-carved porchetta (pork roast) sandwich, as well as their rotating specials, Meat & Bread began their modest empire with their original Cambie location on the edge of Gastown. They’ve since expanded to add a second downtown Vancouver location, on Pender, as well as outposts in Calgary and Seattle. A Victoria location closed in early 2017, after about two years.

Now Meat & Bread has not only opened a “test kitchen” location in Abbotsford, but also is opening up franchise opportunities for partners, with five Vancouver-area locations in the works, as well as three in Toronto, and one in London, Ontario.

Meat & Bread at 625 Robson Street in Vancouver (Frederick Lin/Google Maps)

The first of the locations is actually close to completion. Meat & Bread will be opening later this fall at 625 Robson Street, in a space previously occupied by The Candy Aisle. Signage on the windows indicates a planned November 2018 opening (though we all know those dates tend to be ballparks).

Meat & Bread is also planning to open at an undisclosed address on Broadway in Vancouver, with the intent of adding Yaletown, Olympic Village, and Metrotown-area locations.

NOV. 15 – UPDATE: Meat & Bread has officially opened their Robson St. location. They’re open 11am-9pm daily.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom