MONTREAL — Copper Branch — a plant-based restaurant chain with more than 30 locations in Canada — is expanding into the U.S. and will open the first location in New York City this November, according to Vegconomist.
At a time when vegans, flexitarians and health-conscious consumers are clamouring for plant-based alternatives, the chain hopes to answer the call. The chain is targeting a total of 80 locations across the globe by 2019 and 150 locations by 2020.
“Plant-based eating is on the rise and plant-based innovations are changing the future of food as we know it,” noted Rio Infantino, owner of Copper Branch, in a press release. “According to GlobalData, there has been a 600 per cent increase in Americans who identify as vegans in the last three years and, per FoodNavigator-USA, 38 per cent of all Americans eat meatless meals at least once a week.”
He adds that adopting more of a plant-based diet has “tremendous benefits, not only for our health; promoting weight loss and overall longevity of life, but for our planet as a whole as well.”
Copper Branch offers all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner with a menu that includes power bowls, soups, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads, fresh sides, desserts and power smoothies. The chain also features many certified-organic, non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients.