French fast-food chain O’Tacos, which specializes in “halal French-style tacos,” is set to establish itself in Canada and aims to open 50 restaurants within five years thanks to its partnership with Foodtastic, which operates several franchises there, it announced today. Wednesday.
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Founded in 2007 in Grenoble, O’Tacos was acquired in 2018 by the Belgian investment fund Kharis Capital, which integrated it into the fast food platform QSRP (Quick Service Restaurant Platform), which brings together nearly a thousand restaurants employing 6,000 people in seven European countries.
O’Tacos, which introduces itself as “the inventor of the French tacos, a classic Mexican dish revisited in the French way” whose customer chooses the ingredients (halal meat, cheese sauce …), served every minute, on the spot or on delivery ” , with the goal of opening its first restaurant in the “Montreal area” in the second quarter of 2023, the chain states in a press release.
To that end, O’Tacos has partnered with Foodtastic, “one of Canada’s leading restaurant brand franchisors,” whose North American network includes 1,250 restaurants and $1.1 billion in sales, with the Quesada, Freshii, Second Cup, and Pita brands. Pit, Milestones, Fionn MacCool’s, Shoeless Joe’s, Benny’s Rotisseries, La Belle et La Boeuf, and Monza.
Foodtastic will have exclusive rights to develop the O’Tacos brand — whose restaurants are often “dark kitchens,” or kitchens dedicated exclusively to delivery and/or takeout — with a goal of opening 50 in the next five years, according to the press release.
The O’Tacos brand, which has more than 260 restaurants in France, is also present in the Netherlands – where it announced it will develop in partnership with chain Johnny’s Burger Company – in Germany, Italy and Spain and plans to set up in Switzerland next summer.
QSRP develops, in addition to O’Tacos, the Burger King and Quick hamburger brands, as well as the “sustainable seafood” brand Nordsee & Go! Fish.
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