Odd Burger, one of the world’s first vegan fast-food chains and first to go public, has completed its London, Ont., location which is scheduled to open mid-August.
Odd Burger South London brings the chain’s total to four locations, with two additional restaurants set to open soon.
The company’s Vaughan, Ont., location held its grand opening Sunday, August 1, and treated the neighborhood to 99-cent non-dairy soft-serve ice cream all day and gift bags for the first 50 customers. Half of all profits from grand opening sales were donated to The Save Movement, a grassroots organization founded in Toronto.
Odd Burger also announced progress at its Waterloo, Ont., and Hamilton, Ont. locations. Construction is well underway, and both are expected to meet projected opening dates of August and September, respectively.
All new stores incorporate the new Odd Burger brand and design in interior decor and signage.
“I appreciate our team for their dedication and hard work opening these new locations, especially considering the obstacles created by the pandemic,” said Odd Burger co-founder and CEO James McInnes. “We have essentially tripled our footprint compared to just a few months ago, and the result is we’ve dramatically expanded the availability of plant-based food that is healthier, more humane, and more sustainable than typical fast-food options.”
The brand plans to open 20 locations by this time next year, including a flagship New York City restaurant in Manhattan.
The company also operates a manufacturing facility in London, where it creates and distributes its line of plant-based proteins and dairy alternatives such as burgers, chicken products, sausage and dairy-free sauces.