A Canadian vegan quick-service restaurant chain plans to build a manufacturing facility to handle its supply needs and help it expand into retail.
Odd Burger, which currently has 92 outlets in Canada, announced plans for a 50,000-sq.-ft. plant to be built in London, Ontario. The plant will be operated by Preposterous Foods, Odd Burger’s manufacturing subsidiary. It will produce plant-based proteins and dairy-free sauces for Odd Burger’s line of vegan versions of standard fast-food fare like burgers and chicken nuggets.
Odd Burger plans to expand to expand to hundreds of outlets in North America, all supplied from the London plant. Its production will also enable Preposterous Foods to move its products into retail.
Once permits are approved, the plant should take one to two years to come online. The 5.5-acre site is big enough to accommodate an expansion to nearly 150,000 sq. ft., should that become necessary.
"We will be creating one of Canada's most advanced plant-based food manufacturing facilities, and we believe that through this investment we will be able to make a tremendous change in the industry by creating more affordable, healthy and sustainable food," Odd Burger CEO James McInnes said in a statement.