Odd Burger brings the vegan revolution to Oakville with restaurant grand opening


Published November 13, 2023 at 4:58 pm

Odd Burger

A grassroots vegan food company founded in London nine years ago has brought the meatless revolution to Oakville, with the grand opening of the newest Odd Burger happening today on North Service Road.

A company that has a mantra of being “good for people and the planet” opened its eleventh restaurant Monday at 280 North Service Road (Unit 2A) at Dorval Crossing West, with the store’s social team noting on Twitter that “today’s the day” for the vegan burger joint’s grand opening.

“We can’t wait to see everyone today at our Oakville grand opening,” franchise owners Vijaykumar and Trupti Mehta said on the grand opening event, which happened at noon.

Odd Burger says it’s not just here to make food, it’s here to change the world.

“Our mission is to disrupt the fast-food industry by offering delicious food made from scratch using plant-based, minimally processed and sustainable ingredients that are good for people and the planet,” Odd Burger on its website.

James McInnes founded the company in 2014 as Globally Locally, with a mission to bring organic fruit and vegetables from local farmers to customers.

MacInnes and his wife Vasilik brought their ‘Famous Burger’ to a Ribfest in London in 2016 and soon opened a food truck after working to develop meal kits where they discovered people loved their vegan fast food recipes.

The popularity of their burgers, wraps, wings and shakes prompted the couple to open their first sit-down restaurant in 2017 – Canada’s first vegan fast food restaurant. Six months later they opened a 24-hour vegan drive thru and in 2018 Odd Burger opened its own manufacturing centre, where food is produced and research and development take place.

Menu items include the now almost iconic Famous Burger, the Vopper, the Preposterous Burger and the BackUm Famous Melt and a vegan pulled pork creation called the Pulled Jack.

Odd Burger in Oakville is open seven days a week from noon to 6 p.m.

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