CALGARY — A Quebec-based Italian restaurant chain, Pacini, has opened its first eatery outside of Canada’s French-speaking province, in Calgary.The 220-seat restaurant, which is the 27th Pacini location in the chain, is a $3.8-million project next to the Acclaim Hotel near the Calgary International Airport. It will serve authentic Italian cuisine.
“When I go to Calgary, I feel that people like to go and eat at a restaurant,” Pierre Marc Tremblay, president and CEO of Pacini Restaurants, was quoted as saying in the Calgary Herald. “I can feel that the economy can be down a little bit with the price of the crude oil, but at the same time, long-term wise, it’s 100 per cent sure that the economy will grow. It’s a long-term shot. I’ve travelled all around Canada and my plan is to open in Calgary, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Vancouver.”
According the Herald story, many industry stakeholders believe that Calgary’s foodservice sector is poised for a strong rebound. For the entire story, click here.