Vegan fast-food chain Odd Burger has launched its franchising operations in the US.

The company has established a Delaware corporation, which will act as the franchisor and operate the Odd Burger US franchise division.

It has also completed the initial Franchise Disclosure Document and Franchise Agreement preparation for use in the US and intends to start selling franchises in 25 states in the US as well as the District of Columbia.

The states that will be covered are Missouri, Montana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Tennessee, Vermont, Nevada, Colorado, Delaware, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Kansas, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Additionally, Odd Burger’s US franchise division plans to commence the process of filing its franchise offering with certain additional states in the country, including Florida, Utah, Michigan, Nebraska, Indiana, Kentucky, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

This process is anticipated to be completed by the end of next month.

Odd Burger co-founder and CEO James McInnes said: “We could not be more excited to initiate our US expansion and extend our brand to millions of people in the US market.

“We have already received hundreds of inquiries from potential franchisees in the US and now we will begin the process of finding the perfect franchise partners to work with.”

To help accelerate its growth, the company is developing area representative and development programmes. It will also look for area representatives and developers for the US market.

Separately, Odd Burger has entered area representative agreements for the overseeing of more than 76 locations developed in Canadian territories, including British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, over the next eight years.

The fast-food chain has also signed a franchise agreement with franchisees Drihant Isamaliya and Kamalpreet Kamalpreet for a location in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.

Slated to open next year, the Nanaimo location represents the 11th Franchise Agreement signed by Odd Burger in Canada.