TORONTO, ONTARIO – As part of its plans to expand its presence in the United States, Globally Local, a chain of vegan-based fast-food restaurants, announced an agreement with Houston-based Sysco Corp. to be its distribution partner. A subsidiary of Globally Local Technologies Inc., Globally Local said it will utilize Sysco’s established distribution network and expertise to ship the company’s proprietary food products to current and future restaurants across North America.

Sysco operates 326 ‎distribution centers around the world, delivering food products to more than 625,000 restaurants, institutions and customers in the hospitality industry.

With its first restaurant opening in London, Ontario, in 2016, Globally Local now operates two locations in Ontario with seven more currently in development there. In the next year, the company plans to open at least 20 more eateries in North America, including the United States. Globally Local produces all of its restaurants’ plant-based proteins and dairy alternatives at one processing plant, with a goal of making plant-based food a more accessible and affordable option that the company said is also more healthy than traditional fast-food.

“With small store footprints optimized for delivery and takeout, advanced cooking technology, competitive pricing, a vertically integrated supply chain along with healthier ingredients, Globally Local is revolutionizing the fast-food industry,” the fast-food company said.