Groupe Restos Plaisirs, owner of the Le Cochon dingue branches in Quebec City, intends to accelerate its development in the Montreal region thanks to the partnership it has entered into with the Grandio Group.
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The Sportscene Group, owner of La Cage, became the Grandio Group on Tuesday, which will bring together several partners from the restaurant industry in Quebec such as the Restos Plaisirs Group, Stéphane Riopel (Chez Lionel and IRU Izakaya) and Rémy Couture from Crémy Pâtisserie.
The new entity will have more than 3,800 employees in more than 55 branches under different banners. The closing of the various transactions is expected by the end of July 2022.
For Pierre Moreau, president and CEO of Restos Plaisirs, it is a group of restaurateurs who have chosen to join forces. According to the model that has been established, each restaurant keeps its DNA, but the corporate services will be grouped together, which will allow the sharing of best operational practices.
“At Restos Plaisirs, we keep our independence. Our management team remains in place. It does not change anything for our employees, but we will take advantage of synergy and levers to accelerate the development of all our brands. My associates and I are becoming shareholders of the Grandio Group,” added Mr. Moreau.
More details to come...