BARRIE, Ont. — Swiss Chalet has opened the doors to a new look and updated menu at its redesigned Swiss Chalet restaurant in Barrie, Ont.
As one of the chain’s busiest operating locations, Barrie will serve as a test market for this modern concept, which will later be rolled out in key markets across Canada. The new restaurant features updated decor, a contemporary dining-room design with improved seating, along with new menu items to compliment the restaurant’s signature dishes. The new design also features seating for more than 300 people, the “Watering Hole” bar area (complete with TVs) and a private room with sliding barn doors.
“The renovation to this 35-year-old location and fresh new menu items are a glimpse into Swiss Chalet’s future, reflecting our goal of modernizing one of Canada’s most iconic restaurant brands,” says Ken Otto, president, Swiss Chalet. “Whether you’re dining in or picking up dinner, our goal with the new concept is to create a welcoming, cool and casual environment with delicious options for everyone at the table.”
Chef Tallis Voakes was brought onboard to update the restaurant’s menu, which now includes lighter, healthier fare. The new menu features the veggie-based, protein-packed Power Salad; sriracha-honey brussels sprouts; Taco Poutine with rotisserie chicken in an ancho sauce and taco toppings; and deep fried mac-and-cheese balls, infused with jalapeño and bacon.