Mtl Smoked Meat on the Danforth……

Dunn’s Famous is bringing its Montreal smoked meet sandwiches to Toronto with the coming opening of a street front location at 1779 Danforth Ave. at Bastedo Ave., according to reports in NOW Magazine and Daily Hive.   The deli-style restaurant replaces the Thai One On restaurant.  Late in 2017, it was reported that the Montreal-based franchise company had reached an agreement with a Master Franchisor for the greater Toronto area with plans of opening 50 locations over the next five years.  At that time it was noted that the company was looking at opening two restaurant formats. The full service casual restaurant format is licensed and requires about 2000 square feet while the Dunn’s Famous express-style will operate in highly visible units of 1300 to 1500 square feet.  Known for its smoked meat sandwiches, Dunn’s Famous is a 90-year old chain of deli-style restaurants that also serves a wide variety of non-smoked meat dishes. Currently there are seven Dunn’s Famous restaurants in greater Montreal, one in St. Isidore in Eastern Ontario and one in Vancouver.


top_bannerCATEGORY:   Full service, Casual
Chain Name:  Dunn’s Famous Est 1927
Company Name: Dunn’s Famous International Holdings Inc
Mailing Address: 1249 Metcalfe St., Montreal, Quebec H3B 2V5

Tel:  514/395-1927                                    Fax:
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Menu Specialty: Family-owned deli menu based on Old Fashioned Smoked Meat. A wide range of dishes from the slow cured marinated brisket/Old Fashioned Smoked meat, chargrilled steaks and burgers, ‘Montreal poutine’, homemade soups, signature appetizers, etc. Cocktails, beers and wine. Also offers a retail component, catering service.

Introduced:  Myer Dunn founded Dunn’s Famous Restaurant in 1927 in Montreal.
No. of Locations: Seven in greater Montreal, One in Eastern Ontario & One in Vancouver.
Areas of Operation:
Types of Location:  Urban streetfronts, residential/commercial suburban strip centres, power centres, enclosed malls with outside access.
Business Type (corp., franchise, jv):  Franchise
Size Req’d:  Traditional Dunn’s 1927 – 2000 to 3500 sq.ft. & Dunn’s 2.0/Fast Casual 1400 to 2000 square feet
Special Requirements (patio, drive-thru, etc): High traffic,
Contact Name: Andrew Kligman – Vice President

Dunn’s Famous International Holdings Inc., Montreal, Quebec
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