Just months after Ontario's Odd Burger - a popular plant-based fast-food chain - announced a franchise deal for its first B.C. location in Victoria comes word a Vancouver outpost is now in the works, too.
Odd Burger revealed the Vancouver shop will be operated by Stephen and James Wall, who are in the process of securing a location.
"Our Vancouver location is expected to open within three months of site selection and permit approvals," explained Odd Burger in the announcement.
"This city is ready for more plant-based options, especially at a reasonable price, and we think Odd Burger is the right opportunity for us as franchisees as well as for Vancouver," said Stephen Wall in a media release. "We are now evaluating the best sites and can't wait to be up and running."
Over in Victoria, the process remains underway to get Odd Burger off the ground, though those local franchisees have put in a lease offer on what they believe is a promising site in the downtown area.
"The vegan fast-food concept pioneer recently signed an area representative agreement with Saskatoon-based Sai-Ganesh Enterprises to open 36 Odd Burger locations in the Western provinces of Alberta and British Columbia over the next seven years," indicated the corporate PR blast.
What is Odd Burger?
Launched in 2014 as a produce delivery service, which morphed into a plant-based meal kit business, Odd Burger has grown from its grassroots start to a staple in vegan fast food in its native Ontario. With multiple locations in the province, including in Toronto, Windsor, and Waterloo, Odd Burger is already in the process of doubling its presence nationwide, with further locations planned in Ontario, as well as a first foray into the Calgary scene.
The Odd Burger menu offers several kinds of burgers, including riffs on high-profile fast-food classics (the Famous burger with its double meat and cheese, secret sauce, and shredded lettuce looks like something from the "Golden Arches," while the Vopper's name immediately calls to mind a royally popular burger). They've also got chicken alternative ( what they call "ChickUn") sandwiches and strips, breakfast, salads, wraps, and sides, along with shakes to drink - all totally plant-based.
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