Benny&Co. officially opens first Ontario restaurant location in Stittsville

(All photos by Barry Gray)

In 1960, the eight Benny brothers, all being poultry farmers, diversified their operations and entered the restaurant business after their youngest brother, Gilles, developed a roasting oven as well as a unique, three-hour slow-roasting technique that always yields chicken cooked to perfection.

“Benny&Co. restaurants are ideally suited to the lives of young families. We offer a modern fast-casual dining concept, developed to satisfy today’s customers, who are focused on eating well. Customers will enjoy a soup and salad bar, a selection of beer and wine, a children’s menu and play area, a takeout counter as well as drive-through service. Our slogan says it all: Tasty. Delightful.” concluded Yves Benny, VP, Public Relations, at Benny&Co.

On Wednesday, January 23rd, the Benny brothers brought their exclusive three-hour, slow-roasting technique to their new Stittsville restaurant – the first in Ontario. The expansion of Benny&Co. in Ontario and Quebec will be managed by second and third generation Bennys. The company plans to have more than 60 Benny&Co. restaurants in Quebec and Ontario by 2020, the same year that Benny&Co. will celebrate its 60th anniversary.

“Restaurateurs play an important role supporting the growth of our city’s strong and vibrant economy. I’m thrilled that Benny&Co has chosen to expand its successful restaurant chain in Ottawa. I look forward to its investments and contributions to Ottawa’s thriving restaurant scene,” said Mayor Watson.

The restaurant comes into Ontario with an investment of nearly $5 million and will create some 90 new jobs. Benny&Co. is located on Hazeldean Road in the Shops of Fairwinds Plaza.

Officiating at the ribbon cutting ceremony are l-r: Simon Franche, Regional Operations Manager of Benny&Co.;  Vincent Benny, Vice-President of Purchasing; Yves Benny, Vice-President of Public Relations and Market Development of Benny&Co.; Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa; Jean Benny, President and CEO of  Benny&Co.; Glen Gower, Stittsville Ward Councillor; Allan Hubley, Kanata-South Ward Councillor.

Below is a peek inside the new restaurant that is open for business.


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