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Foodtastic plans expansion with Big Rig

Big Rig Brewery and Restaurants has been purchased by restaurant franchise system Foodtastic.
Big Rig Brewery and Restaurants has been purchased by restaurant franchise system Foodtastic.

Quebec restaurant franchise system Foodtastic Inc. has announced plans to acquire Big Rig Brewery and Big Rig Restaurants.

Lon Ladell, Big Rig’s co-owner will increase his equity stake in the Ottawa-based brewery and continue to oversee operations there.

“Big Rig is a treasured local brand and we are excited to welcome Big Rig into the Foodtastic family,” said Foodtastic’s president Peter Mammas. “We look forward to preserving Big Rig’s strong brand, while growing the restaurant system across the region. We are already looking at locations in Toronto. This acquisition of a homegrown Ontario business is consistent with our strategy of acquiring quality brands with growth potential that complement our existing brand portfolio.”

An award-winning brewer, Big Rig recently received two gold and one silver medals at the Canadian Brewer awards. The beer is sold in several provinces and they serve more than 5000 customers per week in their restaurants.

Foodtastic is the franchisor of multiple restaurant concepts including, Au Coq, La Belle et La Boeuf, Monza, Carlos & Pepe’s, Souvlaki Bar, Nickels, and Bacaro.

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