“To have a real impact, we have to think big and keep growing.” These are the words of Andrew Infantino, head of marketing at Copper Branch. The Canadian vegan restaurant has set itself big goals and intends to expand internationally, with new locations in the USA and Europe.
In 2014, Copper Branch opened its first site in Montreal, Quebec. Four years later, Copper Branch now has 17 locations in Quebec and Ontario and plans to expand into Alberta, British Columbia, New York, Brest (in France), and other provinces in Canada by the end of the year. The vegan restaurant will open new branches at 60 different locations in Canada, the United States and Europe. “Copper Branch has always aimed to be one of the largest and fastest growing plant-based chains in North America,” says Infantino. He hopes to make more franchise deals each month, focusing specifically on expansion into the United States, especially major cities like Boston and Philadelphia.
The chain, which serves 100 percent vegan Power Bowls, beans and mushrooms, and all-day breakfast dishes such as waffles and tofu scrambled eggs, is not the only restaurant chain with such plans. For example, the vegan fast food restaurant “Globally Local” is planning ten new locations.