barBurrito Goes National


HALIFAX — barBurrito Restaurants Inc., has announced a master-franchise agreement with Grateful Foods Inc. (GFI), under which GFI will open and franchise barBurrito restaurants throughout Atlantic Canada.

GFI is an affiliate of the Newfoundland and Labrador-based Abell Group. GFI will operate out of Halifax and will be led by Rob Green.

“We’ve worked and waited to find the ideal partner to bring our brand to the East Coast and we’re confident GFI is that,” says Alex Shtein, president of barBurrito Restaurants Inc. “We look forward to dynamic, professionally managed growth in the region.”

The first Atlantic locations are already in negotiation in the Halifax–Dartmouth area, the opening of which will expand the Tex-Mex chain’s presence from coast to coast.

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