Revolutionizing QSR - Vegan eatery Copper Branch kicks of major expansion with Carrefour Laval debut

December 06, 2017

Copper Branch is giving hungry shoppers a fresh and refreshing alternative to the usual fast-casual fare, with a new restaurant at CF Carrefour Laval.
Serving up its signature power foods, the 600-sq.-ft. vegan eatery brings this exciting and innovative company one step closer to taking plant-based foods mainstream, with a mouth-watering menu featuring “real” fast food designed for health-conscious time-strapped consumers.  
Well positioned facing the food court, Copper Branch is firmly establishing itself as the leader in healthy fast-casual dining and the company continues to go from strength to strength.Established in Montreal in 2014, Copper Branch is the brainchild of entrepreneur Rio Infantino. After 25 years owning several traditional fast food franchises, he set out to revamp the QSR experience by introducing nourishing gourmet plant based power foods designed to appeal beyond card-carrying vegetarians, to a more mainstream audience seeking clean healthy meal options.
The fast-growing company’s simple mission is resonating with its target—serve quality, whole foods and offer the world real food as fast food for a change.The Carrefour Laval restaurant represents Copper Branch’s 14th location and its first with Cadillac Fairview. In 2016, the company reached another milestone, opening it’s first Ontario location in Brooklin Ont, just north of Whitby.  Then in 2017, Copper Branch opened its first restaurant in Toronto—a 675 sq. ft. eatery at Commerce Court’s revamped food court.Think Retail is thrilled to work with the innovative Copper Branch team as it sets out to open 20 locations in 2018 and at least 24 more the following year. This is a concept whose time has come and consumers, along with savvy landlords, are embracing this marquee tenant.
Several openings are already confirmed for 2018, including: - Place Laurier (Ottawa and the first location with Ivanhoe Cambridge)
- Sherbrooke Street (Westmount in Montreal)
- Place Bell (Laval, Que.)
- Downtown Markham, Ont.
- North Barrie Crossing (Barrie, Ont.)
- Waterloo, Ont.
- Yonge Green Lane Common (Newmarket, Ont.)
- Duke Street (Griffintown, Montreal)
- Côte-Vertu (Saint-Laurent in Montreal)
- Centre Saint Charles (Kirkland, Que.)
- SmartCentres Oakville (Oakville, Ont.)
- Peterborough, Ont.
- Bloor West Village
- Boucherville
Copper Branch is continuing to expand in Ontario and Quebec, while also looking to make inroads in Western Canada. Specifically they seek sites to open restaurants in Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. Ideal spaces are 1,250 to 2,000 sq. ft. in open-air centres and 450 to 1,500 sq. ft. in enclosed malls. 
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