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Merger of two major restaurant groups

Merger of two major restaurant groups

Founded in Quebec, Restos Plaisirs joins the Sportscene Group, which privately operates Cage restaurants and has become the Grandio Group.

A decision made among other things in reaction to the past two years, which have been very difficult for the restaurant world.

“We join a group of seasoned restaurants. Quebec brands. After we came out of the pandemic, we all knew we had to reinvent ourselves, and we had to think ahead,” explains Restos Plaisirs President and CEO, Pierre Moreau.

For Grandio Group President and CEO Jean Bedard, this union will allow Quebec entrepreneurs to give themselves the means to realize their ambitions: “By joining together, we give ourselves the means to continue and grow. To grow our employees, but also to grow these brands, the beautiful little brands of Quebec.”

Expansion plans are already on the menu for Cochon dingue restaurants, which will establish themselves in Montreal.

“People have been telling us for years when are you coming to the Montreal area? We thought about it for a long time. We were ready to implement our plan for growth in 2020 when the pandemic hit. This gathering will allow us to continue where we were in 2020, ”says Mr. Moreau.

Groupe President Grandio sees further: “There may be chains that could even go outside Quebec.”

Companies also see it as a way to address labor shortages, as Groupe Restos Plaisirs CEO explains: “Another incredible advantage is that it will allow our employees to move around.”

The Grandio Group will have more than 3,800 employees in more than 55 branches, including La Cage – Brasserie Sportive, Cochon Dingue, Lapin Sauté and Moish.