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First stone facade restaurant Chopped Leaf Ironwood Plaza Richmond British Columbia

Chopped Leaf Restaurants Growth: 3 Openings in 2 Weeks, 111% Growth in 2 Years

Oakville, November 3, 2016 – A better-for-you food experience is in demand! The Chopped Leaf, the lifestyle restaurant brand, opened its 36th, 37th, and 38th operational locations in Richmond, BC and Calgary, AB within days of each other. These openings punctuate the aggressive growth of the brand, which has doubled its number of locations in the last two years.


Chopped Leaf’s Aggressive Growth

Chopped Leaf has 38 operational locations and 18 more committed to start serving fresh salads, soups, sandwiches and more in the coming months.


Since Chopped Leaf’s adoption by Innovative Food Brands (IFB) in October 2014, the chain has seen a 111% growth in its number of locations opened within 24 months. Counting in franchise commitment, Chopped Leaf has seen a 211% growth from October 2014.


Nick Veloce, President and COO of Innovative Food Brands, is confident in the brand’s ability to build on the rapid expansion. He states, “We expect to have over 80 locations operating by end of 2017.”


Growth Strategy: Careful Selection of Franchise Partners

How has Chopped Leaf boosted its numbers without compromising quality? By growing from within. Franchise Partners started as fans of the brand and are very connected with each other.


Passion for the brand in conjunction with operational focus on high quality food, excellent service, and expert guidance on local and national brand marketing has translated to boosted profitability. The brand’s profitability is evidenced by Franchise Partners’ multiple ownerships.


This, in turn, attracts brand new Franchise Partners who are invested in the brand’s overall success.


New Chopped Leaf Locations

Below is the list of new restaurant openings:

  • Ironwood Plaza in Richmond, BC opened on October 29th by multi-unit owners, Mandeep and Randeep Rai
  • Shepard Regional Centre in Calgary, AB opened on October 26th by brand new Franchise Partners, Gregory and Kristin Shewciw
  • West Springs in Calgary, AB opened on October 19th by multi-unit owners, Tiziana Chappell and Jennifer Van Inderstine



About The Chopped Leaf

Proudly Canadian, The Chopped Leaf has now over 100 locations open and committed to open within Canada and the USA. We are a lifestyle brand that offers delicious, handcrafted meals, served fresh and quick for a better-for-you experience. Find The Chopped Leaf on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit us at The Chopped Leaf is owned and managed by Innovative Food Brands.


Jessica Strickland, Communications Coordinator



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