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Innovative Food Brands shares franchising business investment know-how with university students

Oakville, January 2016 – The President and COO of Innovative Food Brands, the company behind beloved restaurant brands Teriyaki Experience and The Chopped Leaf, Mr. Nick Veloce, spoke to Brock University students about investing and franchising.

Goodman School of Business at Brock University invited Mr. Veloce to their Business Hour, where students enjoyed lunch while engaging in discussion about making the leap into business investment.

Mr. Veloce’s story is a classic tale of working your way up, with one difference: Veloce carved his own way. Veloce started his career at 19 in a typical fast-food job before taking the leap by investing in his own franchise business at 21 years old.

Building and operating several franchise brands gained him the expertise he uses now to run a global company. In his words, “…My hands-on experience as a franchisee taught me many of the skills vital for … a global company with franchised locations in UAE, Bahrain, Italy, Costa Rica, Panama, Canada and US.”

About The Chopped Leaf

Founded in 2009, The Chopped Leaf is an emerging QSR concept that offers chef-designed salads, wraps, soups and sandwiches at 23 operating locations in Western Canada in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. For more information visit or or 

About Innovative Food Brands

About Innovative Food Brands A privately-held Canadian company, Innovative Food Brands (IFB) is the management group for two quick-service franchise food brands – Teriyaki Experience and The Chopped Leaf. Both concepts bring a fresh perspective to their food offerings and focus on creating delicious, nutritious meal options fresh for each guest. For more information visit

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