SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Plant-based eating never tasted so good and Copper Branch is on fire, taking top spot at the prestigious Pinnacle Awards.
Kostuch Media Ltd., publisher of industry magazine Foodservice and Hospitality, recently unveiled the 2019 winners of the “Oscars of the industry,” naming the plant-based restaurant chain F&H’s Company of the Year.

“For more than 30 years, we’ve been shining the spotlight on companies and individuals who are achieving success in the hospitality industry through innovation, creativity and a steadfast focus on excellence,” says Rosanna Caira, editor and publisher at Kostuch Media Ltd. “This year’s winners reflect the importance of staying current in a landscape that continues to be disrupted.”

Copper Brand has always been ahead of the curve. Established in Montreal in 2014, the plant-based eatery is driving force behind a major food movement. Founder Rio Infantino spent 25 years serving up traditional fast food, before setting out to redefine the QSR experience. His goal was simple: turn “real” nourishing gourmet power foods into fast food designed to appeal to an audience hungry for options.
The company, which now operates more than 50 restaurants across the country, quickly established itself as a market leader, serving 100% plant-based power foods designed for health-conscious time-strapped consumers.

In a statement, Kostuch Media Ltd said: “Over the past year, Company of the Year, Montreal-based Copper Branch, announced plans to open 50 new locations over the next decade. Five of these openings are slated to happen within the next year, including Copper Branch’s first-ever Vancouver outpost and several spots located in the GTA and near Montreal. In January, the company opened two new stores in France, one in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and one in New York City. Founder Rio Infantino is also planning to open locations in the Netherlands and Monaco. The company has found instant success with it plant-based menu offerings and holds the distinction of being the largest and fastest-growing plant-based fast-casual chain in the world.”

Think Retail is thrilled to work with this visionary company and we congratulate the Copper Branch team on their extraordinary win.
And, the momentum continues. Copper Branch is growing across Canada, seeking opportunities in all markets: 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, contact the Think Retail Team.