Happy Belly Food Group’s Smash Burger Brand Rosie’s Burgers Signs 30 Unit Area Development Agreement in Ontario


Toronto, Ontario (November 16th, 2023) – Happy Belly Food Group Inc. (CSE: HBFG) (OTCQB: VGANF) (“Happy Belly” or the “Company”), a leading consolidator of emerging food brands is pleased to announce the signing of an area development agreement for the province of Ontario for the opening of 30 franchised restaurants of Rosie’s Burgers (“Rosie’s”), a boutique QSR restaurant brand serving original recipe smash burgers, poutine, onion rings, milkshakes and more.

“Todays announcement is just the beginning of our growth plans for Rosie’s.  As we start to onboard and integrate our newest brand into our accelerated growth model, we will utilize our asset-light approach that has proven successful with our previous brands as we anticipate accelerating the rollout of Rosie’s Burgers”, said Sean Black, Chief Investment Officer of Happy Belly.

“We are teaming up with one of our existing Area Developers Scott Grandin, who is already overseeing the franchise growth of our Pirho Fresh Greek Grill, Lettuce Love, and Heal Wellness brands.  Since March of this year, Scott has signed commitments for 14 units across 3 brands, and he has no signs of slowing down anytime soon.  Scott brings a key element of executable success to our team that will enable Happy Belly to continue its accelerated franchise growth. It is a lot of fun putting the band back together as we maximize the value of our assets with both organic and inorganic growth.”

“With our team’s deep knowledge of the burger category, we look forward to surpassing our previous success and propel Rosie’s Burgers into Canada’s leading smash burger brand. Happy Belly now has commitments for one hundred and ninety (190) franchised units with area developers across four (4) brands in Canada. We are just getting started with our growth here at Happy Belly.”



“Our approach has always been to focus on the development and growth of emerging brands in the food sector. Rosie’s Burgers is an accretive acquisition by Happy Belly Food Group, and it is anticipated that our franchising program will deliver new franchised locations that will continue to drive both the top line and bottom line of the company.”

For franchising inquiries please see www.happybellyfg.com/franchise-with-us/ or contact us at hello@happybellyfg.com.

About Happy Belly Food Group
Happy Belly Food Group Inc. (CSE: HBFG) (OTCQB: VGANF) (“Happy Belly” or the “Company”) is a leading consolidator of emerging food brands.

Happy Belly Food Group
Shawn Moniz
Chief Executive Officer


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