Vegan fast food chain Odd Burger has announced new developments in its western Canada locations.
A franchise agreement has been signed to bring the first Odd Burger to Vancouver. Franchisees Stephen and James Wall will now begin the process of seeking an ideal location for the business.
“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,” says Stephen Wall. “We are now evaluating the best sites and can’t wait to be up and running.”
Victoria franchisees John Bowker and Luke Ceraldi continue to look for an ideal location and have submitted an offer to lease at a site in downtown Victoria. The deal is currently pending approval from the landlord.
In Calgary, Joanna and Jay Gandhi have secured a site for their franchise at 1515 14th Street SW. The Calgary location is part of the Beltline neighbourhood and benefits from high foot traffic, ample onsite parking, a dense population of nearby apartments, and access to public transit. Permits are currently in the process of being submitted to the city and a projected opening date will be announced once permits are approved.
The vegan fast-food concept recently signed an area representative agreement with Saskatoon-based Sai-Ganesh Enterprises (SGE) to open 36 Odd Burger locations in the Western provinces of Alberta and British Columbia over the next seven years. SGE will oversee construction and support for the Vancouver, Victoria, and Calgary franchises.
“The Alberta and BC locations are cornerstones of our nationwide expansion and building our reputation as a national and then global brand,” said James McInnes, Odd Burger co-founder and CEO. “These are the first franchises opening in western Canada, and we’re looking forward to welcoming guests in Vancouver, Victoria, and Calgary to a very new fast-food experience.”