TORONTO — Odd Burger Corporation has signed its first franchise agreement in Vancouver, where franchisees Stephen and James Wall will begin the process of seeking a location.
“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,” said Stephen Wall. “We are now evaluating the best sites and can’t wait to be up and running.”
Franchisees John Bowker and Luke Ceraldi in Victoria have submitted an offer to lease at a promising site and is currently pending approval from the landlord. Additionally, Joanna and Jay Gandhi have secured a site for their franchise in Calgary, which 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 the process of submission. The chain also signed an area representative agreement with Saskatoon-based Sai-Ganesh Enterprises to open 36 Odd Burger locations in B.C. and Alberta over the next seven years. “The Alberta and B.C. locations are cornerstones of our nationwide expansion and building our reputation as a national and then global brand,” says James McInnes, co-founder and CEO of Odd Burger. “These are the first franchises opening in the west, and we’re looking forward to welcoming guests in Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary to a very new fast-food experience.”