Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - September 23, 2022) - Happy Belly Food Group Inc. (CSE: HBFG) (OTCQB: VGANF) ("Happy Belly" or the "Company"), a Quick Serve Restaurant ("QSR") and Consumer Packaged Goods ("CPG") wellness company bringing delicious foods and retail brands to customers, is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive acquisition agreement with Lettuce Love Cafe ("Lettuce Love"), a QSR serving delicious Gluten-free Meals and Smoothies.
"Signing our definitive agreement for this accretive acquisition is another step forward for Happy Belly. We are delivering on a repeated pattern of growth through acquisitions of profitable QSRs, increasing our footprint and geographical customer reach with our brick-and-mortar locations, while growing of menu and customer product offerings," said Shawn Moniz, CEO of Happy Belly Food Group. "Once closed, we will have QSR locations of our brands in Toronto, Burlington, Hamilton, and Guelph. The Company anticipates immediate organic growth upon closing as the acquisition of Lettuce Love is immediately accretive and non-dilutive to shareholders with no immediate out-of-pocket funding requirements."
The company will continue to grow through the execution of its organic and inorganic growth strategy. Upon closing, the Lettuce Love acquisition will be the third (3rd) M&A transaction Happy Belly has transacted on in 2022, which is aligned to its plans to deliver shareholder value through accretive M&A.
The company continues to focus on additional accretive M&A opportunities as it executes on its accelerated presence in the QSR space as 2022-2023 unfolds. The company welcomes the opportunity to work with talented and driven individuals that can benefit from the Happy Belly executive and management teams while leveraging their shared resource pool to accelerate brands and scale their businesses.
We anticipate closing of this transaction to occur within 30 days or less.
About Lettuce Love Cafe
Lettuce Love was created solely with your health in mind for delivering delicious plant based and gluten-free meals, smoothies & treats. Ingredients and products used are sourced from sustainable, fair-trade, non-GMO sources, are local and organically farmed when available. We proudly prepare all our menu selections fresh, at the time they are ordered to provide the maximum nutritional benefits. Often surprising and seducing hard core carnivores with many of our vegan and gluten free dishes, Lettuce Love Cafe, offers a warm welcome to everyone.
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Happy Belly Food Group Inc. (CSE: HBFG) (OTCQB: VGANF) is a Quick Serve Restaurant ("QSR") and Consumer Packaged Goods ("CPG") wellness company bringing delicious foods and retail brands to customers.
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