Canadian vegan chain Planta expanding in Eastern U.S.

Planta, the Canadian plant-based, full-service restaurant that creates all its own vegan menu items from scratch, is expanding in the United States. Planta is opening its seventh location in Florida this month, with plans to open more units in the New York and Maryland later this year. The brand operates four different versions of its […]

Chipotle launches Canadian expansion including “Chipotlane”

Chipotle is launching a Canadian expansion which will see it open its first new stores in Canada since 2018 and bring its “Chipotlane” drive-thru digital order pickup lane north of the border. The chain’s new location in Surrey, B.C. is scheduled to open on March 30. The restaurant will be Chipotle’s first new Canadian location since its Markham, […]

McDonald’s Canada appoints new Chief Marketing Officer

McDonald’s Canada has announced that Alyssa Buetikofer has joined the Canadian Executive Team as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Buetikofer joins the Canadian business after nearly 15 years working with the brand in key U.S. and global marketing leadership roles She brings significant expertise across strategy, creative, branding, analytics, and traditional and digital […]