Odd Burger Corporation (TSXV: ODD) (OTCQB: GBLYF), one of the world’s first vegan fast-food chains and first to go public, today announced it will open two new locations in Ontario in early 2022, bringing its locally made plant-based burgers, fries, and shakes to Brampton and Whitby.
With these locations under development, Odd Burger will bring its store count to 10, halfway to its goal of having 20 restaurants operational by this time next year.
Last month the company initiated its western expansion with a signed franchise agreement for Calgary, AB, and is actively seeking a location. Its Broadview, Toronto location is projected to open in early 2022 due to longer than expected completion times of landlord related work.
In addition to these 10 sites, Odd Burger is in active negotiations for a location in Manhattan, NY, as part of its U.S. expansion initiative.
“Meeting our expansion goals is not only about building our company and brand, but also a pathway to transforming fast food into a healthier, more sustainable industry,” said Odd Burger co-founder and CEO James McInnes. “As we grow, we are making it easy and affordable for people to access fast food that is better for our planet and our bodies.”
The vegan fast-food concept pioneer opened its first location in London, Ontario in 2016, to make plant-based eating affordable, healthy, and satisfying. The company produces its own proprietary vegan product line that includes burgers, “chickUn” and dairy-free sauces, using primarily natural ingredients that are minimally processed and designed to maximize nutrition and flavour. This gives Odd Burger a unique product offering that is unmatched in the fast-food industry.
Brampton basic facts:
Address: 9055 Airport Road Unit 7, Brampton In the Woodhill area situated at the epicenter of one of the GTA's busiest commercial nodes, and will serve Brampton's 600,000 plus residents 1031 square feet Projected opening estimate: Early 2022
Whitby basic facts:
Address: 150 Taunton Road Unit E2, North Whitby In the plaza anchored by Walmart, LCBO, and Real Canadian Superstore, near the growing community of Brooklin 1000 square feet Projected opening estimate: Early 2022
About Odd Burger Corporation
Odd Burger Corporation is a chain of company-owned and franchised vegan fast-food restaurants as well as a food technology company that manufactures and distributes a proprietary line of plant-based protein and dairy alternatives to its locations. Odd Burger restaurants operate as smart kitchens, which use state-of-the art cooking technology and automation solutions to deliver a delicious food experience to customers craving healthier and more sustainable fast food. With small store footprints optimized for delivery and takeout, advanced cooking technology, competitive pricing, a vertically integrated supply chain along with healthier ingredients, Odd Burger is revolutionizing the fast-food industry by creating guilt-free fast food. Odd Burger Corporation is traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ODD and on the OTCQB under the symbol GBLYF.