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Ryan Snook

A fast-growing vegan eatery chose Western for its first university location, a move James McInnes, BSc’02, co-founder and CEO of Odd Burger, called a “dream come true.”

The new University Community Centre restaurant serves vegan burgers, sandwiches, loaded fries, salads and dairy-free milkshakes. It’s part of a broader shift toward more plant-based options at Western, where forty per cent of residence dining hall menus are now vegan.

McInnes and his wife Vasiliki, MScN’15, opened Canada’s first vegan fast-food restaurant and drive-thru in London, Ont. in 2017. They’ve since expanded across the country. 

The company also sells its own line of plant-based protein and dairy alternatives.