By Mike Gowan and Greg Smith In 2017, we opened the first Mr. Mikes SteakhouseCasual franchise in Ontario, right in the heart of our hometown of Welland. We knew introducing a restaurant into a market with little to no brand recognition would be difficult, but our love for the concept (and the food) made the choice a no-brainer!
Four co-franchisees opened Winnipeg’s first Mr. Mikes SteakhouseCasual restaurant on June 25 at Linden Ridge Shopping Centre. The franchise is the third for Manitoba, as the brand continues to expand its presence across Western Canada. Yuzheng Jiang (pictured, left) co-owns the restaurant with Dennis Li, Shaun Xu and Rico Li. Between them, they have more than 10 years’ experience in franchising, including the operation of local pizza and coffee shops. “Our franchisees’ familiarity with…
Mr. Mikes SteakhouseCasual is opening its 13th British Columbia franchise in Vernon on Mar. 6. Mr. Mikes now has 38 franchises across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. It hopes to open 60 more in the next 10 years.
By Samantha Ashenhurst
In December 2017, after 57 years of operations in Western Canada, Mr. Mikes SteakhouseCasual opened its first location in Ontario. The Welland, Ont., restaurant is the 37th franchise in the country.
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