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A vegan fast-food chain is projected to reach 100 stores by the end of 2020.

Copper Branch, North America’s fastest-growing plant-based fast-food chain, opens its third U.S. restaurant today in the Canal Plaza area of Portland, Maine.

The new eatery, which marks Copper Branch’s 65 outlet, will serve a range of plant-based dishes, including several gluten-free options. It will also feature local beer and cider brewed in Maine.

Copper Branch

The company, which is based in Montreal, has outlets in Canada, the U.S. and Western Europe.

Copper Branch eateries serve a range of dishes, including power bowls, burgers and sandwiches, soups and chili, and power smoothies among other options.

‘Iconic location’

“We know Portland area residents share our commitment to delicious, health-focused foods, and we are excited to open our third U.S. location in the heart of Portland, Maine, with such an iconic location,” Copper Branch CEO, Rio Infantino, said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.

“Whether you’re strolling the Old Port, at work downtown, attending an event at Cross Insurance Arena or the State Theater, or even sports fans heading to see a Sea Dogs game at Hadlock Field, we invite everyone to experience and enjoy Copper Branch with our chef-inspired, 100 percent plant-based menu that will empower, energize, and mark people feels their best.

“Though all of our menu options are plant-based, the vast majority of our customers are not vegans, but rather those who are looking for a healthier dining alternative by reducing the level of meat and dairy in their diets.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.