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Plant-based eating made easy with 25 new Copper Branch restaurants opening in 2019

February 18, 2019

Copper Branch is giving Canadians a healthy hand with an exciting plant-based menu and major expansion plans that will make it easier (and tastier) to adhere to Canada’s new Food Guide, which emphasizes the importance of plant-based eating. 
Established in Montreal in 2014, the vegan eatery was ahead of the curve and is driving force behind a major food movement, offering a fresh and healthy take on the QSR experience. Founder Rio Infantino spent 25 years in the traditional fast-food franchise business; then he set out to do things differently, turning “real” nourishing gourmet power foods into fast food designed to appeal to an audience hungry for options. 
The company, which now operates 45 restaurants, has established itself as a market leader, serving 100% plant-based power foods designed for health-conscious time-strapped consumers.
Today, Copper Branch has 45 locations – it has a major presence in Canada, having recently debuted in Alberta, while growing its foothold in the United States and France. Think Retail is thrilled to work with this forward thinking company on its expansion and we are pleased to announce several new locations opening this year: 
Ontario:

• Bathurst and Centre Streets, Thornhill – opened February 11 

• 660 Richmond St., London – opens this month 

• Bramalea City Centre, Brampton – opens this month 

• Limeridge Mall, Hamilton – opens spring 2019

• Yonge/Sheppard Centre, Toronto – opens spring 2019

• Bathurst and College Streets, Toronto – opens spring 2019

• 90 Burnhamthorpe Rd. at Hurontario, Mississauga – opens summer 2019

• Winston Churchill and Argentia Road, Mississauga – opens summer 2019

• Trafalgar and Dundas Roads, Oakville – opens summer 2019



Quebec

• 20 boulevard Mortagne, Boucherville

• Centre Commercial St Luc, St Jean Sur Richelie

• 177 boulevard Sir Wilfred Laurier, St Basile le Grand

• 1732 rue St-Denis, Montreal

• 1320 rue Ste-Catherine E, Montreal

• 5385 Queen Mary Rd., Montreal

• 2350 Wilfred Reid, St. Laurent 

• 1180 rue Stanley, downtown Montreal

• Tour Fresk, Ville de Québec

• Le Complexe de la Capital, 5600 boulevard Des Galeries, Quebec 

• Odacite, 2e rue Est l’avenue Leonidas Sud, Rimouski



Alberta

• South Edmonton Commons – now open

• Bankers Hall, Calgary – opens March

• Marquee, Calgary – opens May

• Seton, Calgary – opens September/October 



United States

• 1515 17 St., Fort Lauderdale, Florida – now open

• 195 Bleecker St., New York – opens March 


The momentum continues and Copper Branch seeks opportunities in all markets across the country. Ideal spaces are 1,250 to 2,000 sq. ft. in open-air centres and 450 to 1,500 sq. ft. in enclosed malls. 
For information or to discuss Copper Branch’s expansion and vision, visit www.copperbranch.ca or contact the Think Retail Team.