This week, Dutch fast-food chain Vegan Junk Food Bar (VJFB) announced its intent to expand globally through franchising opportunities. The business is actively looking for qualified franchisees who have experience in the hospitality industry with a desire to develop between 10 and 100 VJFB locations in their market area in the coming years. “The ideal candidate has a track record of collaboration with international brands as distributor, partner, agent, franchisee, or licensee, and a strong financial background with knowledge of the local consumer market,” the company said in a statement. “A passion for veganism and plant-based food is a big plus.”

VJFB opened its first location in Amsterdam in 2017 and has since grown to four locations in the Netherlands. The innovative eatery offers menu items such as the Daddy Mc Chik’n sandwich (vegan chicken, bacon, veggies, and special “Daddy” sauce stuffed between pink- and blue-hued buns); loaded “freak” fries served with a variety of colorful toppings; a selection of vegan fish dishes, including sashimi, featuring Vegan ZeaStar (a brand collaboration between VJFB and consulting firm Vegan XL); along with a creative cocktail menu and branded merchandise. In fall 2020, VJFB will open its first location outside of the Netherlands in Barcelona, Spain, with hopes that the franchising opportunity allows it to aggressively expand its presence internationally. 

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