September 25, 2023

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French fast food chain O’Tacos is setting up in Canada

French fast food chain O'Tacos is setting up in Canada

French fast-food chain O’Tacos, which specializes in “French-style halal tacos,” is poised to establish itself in Canada and aims to achieve 50 openings in five years thanks to its partnership with Foodtastic, a company that operates several franchises. There she announced on Wednesday.

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

To that end, O’Tacos has partnered with Foodtastic, “one of Canada’s leading restaurant brand franchisors,” with a North American network of 1,250 restaurants and $1.1 billion in sales. , brands Quesada, Freshii, Second Cup, Pita Pit, Milestones , Fionn MacCool’s, Shoeless Joe’s, Rotisseries 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 in the next 5 years, according to a press release.

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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.

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