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Odd Burger Announces Retail Expansion with Whole Foods Market Stores in Ontario, Canada

06 June 2024

LONDON, ON, June 6, 2024 /CNW/ - Odd Burger Corporation ("Odd Burger" or the "Company") (TSXV: ODD) (OTCQB: ODDAF) (FSE: IA9) is pleased to announce that it has increased the distribution of its consumer packaged goods (CPG) line through a retail listing at Whole Foods Market stores in Ontario, Canada.

Odd Burger retail packaging in front of Whole Foods Market. (CNW Group/Odd Burger Corporation)

In September 2023, Odd Burger launched its CPG line, allowing customers to enjoy its delicious and sustainable vegan fast food at home. Odd Burger launched its CPG line with five products including the Crispy ChickUn Fillet, Chickpea Burger, Smash Burger, ChickUn Pretenders and Breakfast Sausage. Since its initial launch, Odd Burger has received strong demand from independent retailers in Ontario and has distributed products to all Odd Burger restaurant locations in Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Whole Foods Market is the Company's first major retailer to carry its CPG line and represents a significant milestone for the Company as it seeks to make its products more accessible to consumers. Whole Foods Market will be carrying two of the Company's five products, including the Crispy ChickUn Fillet and Smash Burger. The products are expected to be available on the shelves at Whole Foods Market in June 2024.

"We are thrilled to have our retail products available at Whole Foods Market," says James McInnes, CEO and Co-Founder of Odd Burger. "Our goal has always been to make eating plant-based foods convenient and affordable for consumers and we believe that providing an option to make our food at home, in collaboration with Whole Foods Market is an incredible opportunity to achieve this mission."

"We are proud to support local and innovative food manufacturers like Odd Burger," says Richard Williams, Category Merchant for Whole Foods Market. "We believe that Odd Burger's products are a great fit for our customers and we are excited to make them available at select Whole Foods Market stores in Ontario."

About Odd Burger Corporation

Odd Burger Corporation is a franchised vegan fast-food restaurant chain and food technology company that manufactures a proprietary line of plant-based protein and dairy alternatives. Its manufactured products are distributed to Odd Burger restaurant locations through its foodservice line and also sold at grocery retailers through its consumer packaged goods (CPG) line. Odd Burger restaurants operate as smart kitchens, which use state-of-the art cooking technology and automation solutions to deliver a delicious food experience to customers craving healthier and more sustainable 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, Odd Burger is revolutionizing the fast-food industry by creating guilt-free fast food that can be enjoyed at its restaurant locations or at home though its CPG line. Odd Burger Corporation is traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ODD and on the OTCQB under the symbol ODDAF. For more information visit https://www.oddburger.com.

Forward-Looking Information

 This news release contains forward-looking information for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Any such forward-looking information may be identified by words such as "proposed", "expects", "intends", "may", "will", and similar expressions. Forward looking information contained or referred to in this news release includes statements relating to future restaurant openings, potential franchisees, demand for our products and other similar statements. Forward-looking information is based on several factors and assumptions which have been used to develop such information, but which may prove to be incorrect including, but not limited to material assumptions with respect to the continued strong demand for the Company's products, the availability of sufficient financing on reasonable terms to fund the Company's capital requirements and the ability to obtain necessary equipment, production inputs and labour. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forwardlooking information because the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking information include, among others, negative cash flow and future financing requirements to sustain and grow operations, limited history of operations and revenues and no history of earnings or dividends, expansion of facilities, competition, availability of raw materials, dependence on senior management and key personnel, general business risk and liability, regulation of the food industry, change in laws, regulations and guidelines, compliance with laws, unfavourable publicity or consumer perception, product liability and product recalls, risks related to intellectual property, difficulties with forecasts, management of growth and litigation, as well as the impact of, uncertainties and risks associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. For a more comprehensive discussion of the risks faced by the Company, please refer to the Company's Annual Information Form filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking information in this news release reflects the current expectations, assumptions and/or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available. Any forward-looking information speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. The forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

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