Canada’s fastest-growing casual dining brand moves east

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MR MIKES SteakhouseCasual set to add 30 locations throughout Ontario and Eastern Canada

Press release

MR MIKES SteakhouseCasual, known throughout Western Canada for delivering great food in a high-energy, come-as-you-are, environment, is proud to announce the expansion of its franchise offerings into Eastern Canada, with the first location set to open in Southwestern Ontario in Fall 2017.

MR MIKES estimates the potential for 70 restaurant franchises in Ontario alone, adding to more than 35 locations currently open throughout Western Canada. Each franchise location will add at least 60 new jobs to the local economies of the communities MR MIKES is present in while developing fundraising partnerships with local charities and organizations.

“MR MIKES SteakhouseCasual franchises offer a proven successful business model, with established operation systems for every aspect of restaurant operations,” said Rick Villalpando, Senior Vice President Business Development for RAMMP Hospitality Brands, parent company of MR MIKES SteakhouseCasual. “Each restaurant is backed up by extensive support systems in real estate, construction, initial and ongoing training programs for franchisees and employees, purchasing, brand and menu development, ongoing operational support, social media programs as well as national and local marketing.”

For over 50 years, MR MIKES has made steak and gourmet burgers affordable luxuries for diners in an approachable atmosphere suitable for any occasion, whether it takes place in the family-friendly dining room or laid-back urbanLODGE. Guests are invited to enjoy a large selection of entrees featuring Canada AAA steaks, Mikeburgers, fresh salads, pasta and rice bowls, along with appetizers perfect for sharing and indulgent desserts. MR MIKES’ diverse menu adds modern twists to Canadian classics, complemented by house brews, exclusive wine labels and creative cocktails.

“MR MIKES is excited to expand its presence into Eastern Canada and offer guests a place where they can relax, unwind and enjoy a quality meal with friends and family at an affordable price,” said Villalpando. “We recognized franchise opportunities throughout Ontario and Eastern Canada in communities that complement the vision of MR MIKES and look forward to developing relationships with prospective franchisees and new guests across the country.”

MR MIKES SteakhouseCasual is a proud Canadian company. Established in 1960, the MR MIKES brand is known for its irreverent and comfortable, unpretentious steakhouse experience that resonates with Canadians for its great food, affordable indulgences and unique style. MR MIKES has operations in 35 locations across Western Canada, with 30 more to open over the next few years. MR MIKES is owned by RAMMP Hospitality Brands Inc, which acquired the heritage brand in 2010 and is looking forward to expanding the brand in Ontario, and introducing MR MIKES to the East Coast.

About RAMMP Hospitality Brands Inc.

RAMMP Hospitality Brands Inc. was created by a group of senior restaurant industry specialists with over 100 years of combined experience. Their goal is to build national hospitality brands through long-standing and profitable franchisees that are well supported by leading processes and practices at the franchisor level. RAMMP’s growing success is built on the strength and commitment of the partnership between the franchisees and the RAMMP team. For more information, visit: www.rammp.net.

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