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First Chopped Leaf Restaurant Opens in Brooklin, Ontario

Chain expanding aggressively in Ontario with fresh new menu and shake-a-bowl

Brooklin, ON – June 13, 2023 – Canadian quick-service restaurant chain, The Chopped Leaf, has opened its first restaurant in Durham Region, in the township of Brooklin (located in the town of Whitby) at 5969 Baldwin Street South. Additional locations will be opening in the region in Ajax and Oshawa in the coming months as the healthy-eating chain expands aggressively in Ontario.

“I am a farmer’s son and am rooted in a strong belief that organic, healthy eating makes you feel good. The Chopped Leaf is a perfect fit!” said local franchisee, Al Patel. “It’s important to me that we build great team spirit with our staff and provide excellent service, making the extra effort to remember customer’s names and special orders. We look forward to getting involved in and giving back to the community through sponsorships and events.”

Chopped Leaf franchisee, Al Patel, and his team celebrate the opening of their new restaurant in Brooklin

Chopped Leaf’s menu uses fresh ingredients with bold, wholesome and delicious flavours. The fresh and customizable salads, bowls, and wraps offers something for everyone. The limited-time Strawberry Summer Salad is a delicious way to get summer started a little early! The chain’s first TV commercial features a customer dancing with their new Shake-A-Bowl, highlighting how a healthy meal can move you and make you feel excited about eating.


“Canadians are looking for food that is flavorful and makes you feel good after you eat,” adds Blair Stevens, Founder, The Chopped Leaf. “Our franchisees and their team members are the key to a great customer experience and to our continued successful growth. As we expand across Canada with 30 restaurants set to open this year, we are looking for more new franchisees who believe in the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the power of healthy eating.”



About The Chopped Leaf

Proudly Canadian, The Chopped Leaf has over 100 locations open and committed to open within Canada and the USA. We are a lifestyle brand that offers delicious and wholesome bowls, wraps, salads and more, served fresh and quick for a better-for-you experience. The Chopped Leaf is owned and managed by Innovative Food Brands. If you are interested in becoming a Franchisee, visit





Media Contact for interview requests or more information:

Diane Slopek-Weber

Key Communications for The Chopped Leaf



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