World's Biggest Vegan Fast Food Chain On Track To Open Over 200 Outlets

Copper Branch says it will hit the 50-store mark in April with 15 new restaurant openings in North America - with a further 150 to open by 2020
Vegan sandwich from Copper Branch
The outlet serves a range of dishes (Photo: Copper Branch)

The world's biggest vegan fast food chain is set to hit the 50-store mark next month - keeping it on track to have over 200 locations open by 2020.

Canadian chain Copper Branch serves a range of plant-based dishes, including an all-day breakfast, power bowls, burgers and sandwiches, soups and chili and power smoothies.

The eatery, which is currently expanding globally, will open a New York location in April - its second US venue following the January-opening of its Florida restaurant. Further restaurants will open in Canada throughout March and April, in  Toronto; Calgary; Quebec City, New Brunswick; and Vancouver.

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"Expanding Copper Branch has been our focus as we want to continue to change the way plant-based foods are perceived globally and make chef-inspired flavors accessible," Rio Infantino, CEO of Copper Branch, said in a statement sent to Plant Based News. He added: "[We also want to contribute] to the protection of our planet and ecosystems though incredible initiatives like with Rainforest Trust and One Tree Planted."

Stefano Ferri, Copper Branch’s Chief Officer Of Global Operations, aded that 'in the short term the company, whose mission is to empower, energize and make people feel their best, expects to have over 200 locations open by 2020, concentrating on the U.S. and Western Europe'.

Copper Branch has partnered with the Rainforest Trust to help preserve fragile and vital rainforest lands around the world, with a portion of proceeds from the use of the company's loyalty card is donated directly to the Trust.

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