MONTREAL — Foodtastic Inc. has acquired Les Rotisseries Benny, a Quebec-based rotisserie-style chicken chain founded in 1960.
“Benny has been a Quebec staple for almost 60 years and we’re excited to welcome them into the Foodtastic family,” says Peter Mammas, president and Chief Executive Officer of Foodtastic. “We look forward to preserving Benny’s strong brand, while growing the business aggressively.”
In addition to expanding in Quebec, Mammas says Foodtastic plans to introduce Benny into the Ontario and Maritimes markets and are actively considering new locations in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax.
“This acquisition of a homegrown Quebec business is consistent with our strategy of acquiring quality local brands with growth potential.”
Foodtastic currently boasts more than 80 restaurants and more than $150 million in system sales. Its brands include Au Coq, La Belle et La Boeuf, Monza, Carlos & Pepe’s, Souvlaki Bar, Nickels, Big Rig, Chocolato and Bacaro.