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Calling all vegans and plant-based enthusiasts!

Odd Burger, one of the world’s first vegan fast-food chains and the first to go public, announced it is coming to Victoria.

The company’s very first British Columbia location would join the other restaurants in Toronto, London, Windsor, Vaughan, Waterloo, and Hamilton, with Calgary and Ottawa, with plans to continue to expand throughout the rest of Canada and the rest of North America. 

The vegan fast food chain’s mission is to “disrupt the fast-food industry by offering delicious food made from scratch using plant-based, minimally processed and sustainable ingredients that are good for people and the planet.”

The new Victoria location is projected to open within three months of site selection and permit approvals, with franchisees John Bowker and Luke Ceraldi currently looking for a location for their new venture. 

“Victoria is the ideal spot to begin our West Coast takeover, and our partners Luke and John are ready to bring our brand to their city,” said James McInnes, Odd Burger co-founder and CEO. 

“The community will love our indulgent, iconic fast food without the guilt, made from wholesome ingredients like chickpeas, jackfruit, and fresh veggies.”

McInnes founded Odd Burger in 2014 as a grassroots vegan organization that brought organic fruit and vegetables from local farmers to customers’ doorsteps.  

In 2016, Odd Burger brought their ‘Famous Burger’ to the London, Ontario Ribfest where it sold out completely which garnered the company increased media attention across North America. 

In 2017, the company launched Canada’s first vegan fast-food restaurant and, within six months, the world’s first 24-hour vegan drive thru. 

Since then, the company has expanded throughout Ontario and continues their plans to move across North America.

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