Known for local, quick, casual and healthy eats, iQ has just opened its eighth location in Toronto.
And this time, the spot’s moved uptown.
As one of the tenants anchoring RioCan’s newly built Yonge Sheppard Centre, iQ is bringing fresh fuel to anyone seeking a healthful lunch in the area.
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The kitchen is seasonal and features a menu of locally-sourced and sustainable eats, where more than half of all ingredients used are procured within 100 km of the restaurants.
The new location is the brand’s smallest street-level spot, and it was built with the busy, grab-and-go crowd in mind. The spot is piloting a self-service pick-up bar for the order-ahead crowd through the iQ app, with the intention to roll the app out company-wide later this year.
“Our goal is to design not only more beautiful, but more thoughtful and functional spaces as we grow. Our mission is to fuel dreams through food, and that doesn’t always mean building out large, expansive restaurants,” says Alan Bekerman, iQ’s Founder and CEO.
“It means getting healthy and sustainable eats into the hands of our guests, exactly the way they want it. And for a neighbourhood as busy as this one, that means ordering ahead.”
This is iQ’s eighth location to open since launching in 2011. And the company is set to continue its expansion soon with two additional locations: a second iQx location at Equinox on Bay Street in March, and another iQ restaurant at Yonge and St. Clair in May.
Soon enough, there will be healthy, fresh and local bites all over the city.
Where: RioCan Centre – 4841 Yonge Street, North York