Chains like McDonald's and Wendy's have tested plant-based menu items in recent years, but here's something you don't see every day: A fast food restaurant totally devoted to vegan grub. It's the ethos behind Canadian-born Globally Local, which is opening its first US location in New York this summer. For its stateside debut, the eatery will rebrand as Odd Burger, a futuristic spot to grab meat-free breakfast sandos, burgers, ice cream sundaes and more.
But New York is just the first stop for Odd Burger – the fast food chain has its sights set on expanding across North America, with an estimated 20 locations planned for Canada and the US in the next year. According to VegNews, the restaurant group is scouting locations on the West Coast and in the Southern US.
Odd Burger will follow in the footsteps of its Canadian locations with compact smart kitchens that are designed for rapid service, self-checkout kiosks and totally cashless transactions – all of which means your plant-based eats are delivered faster.
Speaking of, guests can choose from an assortment of stacked burgers made with chickpea patties, a handful of ChickUn options (the buffalo version looks particularly tasty), loaded salads and wraps, fried sides and ice cream treats. Breakfast isn't lacking either – there's a gluten-free Venedict, a juicy Faconator, a tantalizing sausage breakfast sando and plenty more to choose from.
Look out for Odd Burger's US debut in New York later this summer – the location of this tech-savvy new fast food chain should be announced soon.