Daily bite: Toronto's Hopscotch partners with Vikram Vij

Hopscotch brings Vikram Vij on board for menu development

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With the new (and third) Hopscotch location opening in just a few weeks, it was recently announced that Vancouver-based celebrity chef, Vikram Vij, will make an appearance at the restaurant's opening on Monday, December 11th.

Why? Vij is set to unveil three new seasonal winter menu items he has conceived for the health-minded restaurant chain. The chef is especially popular out on the West Coast, known for pioneering the movement of cooking traditional Indian-style cuisine while using local ingredients. Vij's special dishes will be available at all Hopscotch locations. The company is also commited to donating all of their first day sales from this new Queen Street East location to local schools in the surrounding community.

In addition to this news, the growing fast-casual chain will be opening two new shops (in Vaughn Mills and Fort York), and they've also recently signed two franchise deals, which means three more locations coming to the Toronto GTA as well as four to open in Edmonton, the company's first foray out west.