September 26, 2023

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Fast food | French chain O’Tacos is established in Canada

Fast food |  French chain O'Tacos is established in Canada

(Paris) French fast-food chain O’Tacos, specializing in “French-style halal tacos”, is based in Canada and aims to achieve 50 openings in 5 years, thanks to a partnership with Foodtastic, a company that operates several franchises. , she announced Wednesday.

Founded in Grenoble in 2007, O’Tacos was acquired by Belgian investment fund Kharis Capital in 2018, integrating it into its fast food platform QSRP (Quick Service Restaurant Platform), which has nearly a thousand restaurants with 6,000 employees in seven. European countries.

O’Tacos, billed as “the inventor of the French taco, a Mexican classic revisited the French way,” whose customer chooses ingredients (halal meat, cheese sauce, etc.), “served on the spot by the minute. Or delivery,” in the second quarter of 2023 in the “Montreal area.” The first restaurant is targeted for opening, the chain specifies in a press release.

To this 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, including brands Quesada, Freshi, Second Cup, Pita Pit, Milestones, Fionn McCool’s, Shoeless Jose, Rotisserie Benny, 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 take-out – with a goal of 50 openings over the next 5 years.

The O’Tacos brand, which has more than 260 restaurants in France, also has a presence in the Netherlands – which it announced it will develop in partnership with the Johnny’s Burger Company chain – in Germany, Italy, Spain and plans to open in Switzerland next summer.

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QSRP develops, in addition to O’Tacos, the hamburger brands Burger King and Kwik, as well as the “sustainable seafood” brand Nordsee & Go! the fish