Odd Burger to Open 50 New Locations in the U.S. and Europe

Odd Burger Corporation, one of the world’s first vegan fast-food chains and the first to go public, today announced a plan to develop 50 new Odd Burger restaurant locations in the State of Florida and in the combined territory of GermanySwitzerland and Austria (the region of “DACH”) over a period of 8 years.

In a press release the Odd Burger Corporation that it officially entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Franchise Investment AG and its parent venture capital division, Angelpreneur AG (collectively the “Developers”) to develop the new locations.

The Developers “are a Swiss-based franchise and investment firm with over 25 years of franchise experience and over 40 experts and investors on their team.” The group is led by Farshad Abbaszadeh, who founded German Donar Kebab (GDK) in 2012, which currently operates 100 locations in the UK, EuropeNorth America and the Middle East.

“The opportunity to bring vegan fast food to a global audience is exciting for us,” says Farshad Abbaszadeh, CEO of Angelpreneur AG. “Odd Burger brings an efficient model and a delicious and sustainable food experience.”

“We are excited to work with Farshad and his team towards realizing our vision of global change in the fast-food industry,” says James McInnes, co-founder and CEO of Odd Burger.

The press release states that the terms of the LOI provide that the Developers will purchase the Area Development Rights for 25 locations in the State of Florida and the Master Franchise Rights for 25 locations in “DACH”. Locations in Florida will be opened and operated by the Developers using their existing operational team in the State of Florida. The LOI provides the Developers will franchise locations in DACH, leveraging their existing franchise network and operational team in that region. The Developers also retain the right of first refusal to purchase additional territories in the EU region, as they become available.

The terms of the LOI also provide for franchise fees of US$20,000 per unit sold, royalties of 5 percent, and an advertising fund fee of 2.5%. The LOI is non-binding and the obligations of the parties under the LOI are subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, including the execution of a definitive franchise agreement and compliance with applicable franchise registrations and disclosures.

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According to the press release:

Odd Burger Corporation is a chain of company-owned and franchised vegan fast-food restaurants as well as a food technology company that manufactures and distributes a line of plant-based protein and dairy alternatives to foodservice channels under the brand Preposterous Foods. Odd Burger restaurants operate as smart kitchens, which use state-of-the art cooking technology and automation solutions to deliver a delicious food experience to customers craving healthier and more sustainable fast food. With small store footprints optimized for delivery and takeout, advanced cooking technology, competitive pricing, a vertically integrated supply chain along with healthier ingredients, Odd Burger is revolutionizing the fast-food industry by creating guilt-free fast food. Odd Burger Corporation is traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ODD, on the OTCQB under ODDAF, and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under IA9. For more information visit https://www.oddburger.com.