News

September 2012

Montreal restaurateur extraordinaire Peter Morentzos likes to surprise his customers. So when he announced that a brand new Queue de Cheval Steakhouse & Bar would open at 1181 Avenue de la Montagne, ...

 
August 2012

Hamburger experts advise Gourmet Live's Megan O. Steintrager on where to get an all-American burger in Kuwait, New Zealand, Russia, and other surprising locales. ...

 
September 2011

MBCo opens new stores in Mirdiff(Dubai, UAE), Doha, Qatar and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with HCS. ...

 
July 2011

F1 Grand Prix back in roaring fashion, Queue de Cheval breaks all sales records over three-day weekend. ...

 
May 2011

Greek-inspired "Island Taverna" food product line for grocery stores developed. ...

 
April 2011

Queue de Cheval begins negotiations for Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong restaurants. ...

 
March 2011

Two downtown Montreal-based MBCo franchises are taken to court for misuse of product, name, license, brand and royalties. A clean sweep and revitalization is anticipated in November, 2011. ...

 
January 2011

MRG begins global branding of two of its concepts:Queue de Cheval & MBCo. ...

 
April 2010

MRG signs a 7 restaurant concept deal with Egyptian partners valued at over $15 million. MRG is proceeding with MBCo, followed by Queue de Cheval. ...

 
2010

Pois Penche awarded top terrace in Montreal. ...

 
January 2010

Dubai, UAE – March 2009: Montreal Bread Company (MBCo) first franchised store in the middle-east had its soft-opening on March 11, 2009 in Arabian Ranches (AR). Strategically located at the entrance of AR Retail Center, MBCo provides a unique, relaxed, casual dining experience. ...

 
2009

MRG’s Trinity Estiatorio gets into major dispute with the building’s 1200 Maisonneuve Condo Association and ELAD Properties over the forced closing of Trinity Estiatorio. ...

 
October 2008

Crème de La Crème, MBCo's Dubai  Sub Master Licensee, will open its first Flagship location in Dubai Mall, a mega Mall located at the base of Burj Dubai, the world's largest building. Dubai Mall, a flagship of EMAAR Mall group, is the region's premier shopping, lifestyle ...

 
July 2008

Celebrating 10 years as one of North America's premier Steakhouse dining destinations, La Queue de Cheval threw a lavish party in honor of this milestone at the Mount Stephen's club on Drummond. Wrapping up a banner fundraising year, in which the restaurant raised $250,000 for ...

 
July 2008

Open for just over a year, TRINITY Estiatorio has already been awarded the highly prestigious 'Award of Excellence' for one of the most outstanding wine lists in the world by the ultimate authority on wine, Wine Spectator Magazine. Situated in the heart of downtown Montreal, ...

 
July 2008

MBCo Dubai Sub Master Licensee signs lease to open at Dubai's Arabian Ranches, an exclusive lifestyle community in Dubai developed by Emaar Properties.  Dubai Arabian Ranches are located only a few minutes from the juncture of three key ring roads which are leading to Abu ...

 
June 2008

MBCo signs Sub Master License Agreement with Dubai based Crème de la Crème to open 13 MBCo's in Dubai. Part of the Saif Belhasa Group of Companies, Crème de la Crème, is part of a diverse range of companies under the group that is comprised of other well-managed companies ...

 
June 2008

The Morentzos Restaurant Group in conjunction with the Tidan Hotel Group, closed down Drummond Street for the first time (between St. Catherine & Peel) transforming it into a European style Piazza, for a 4 days during the Montreal Grand Prix. The verdict was unanimous, Drummond ...

 
January 2008

MRG opens French Brasserie Le Pois Penché in Montreal. ...

 
July 2007

MBCo enters into a Master License Deal to open MBCo units in the states of Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota with a minimum development of 45 stores over the next ten years, with the first store opening projected for Spring 2009. All training of MBCo systems and standards will ...

 
July 2007

MBCo has begun filing USA Franchise Disclosure Documents and today has obtained the regulatory right to franchise and license the MBCo brand in the USA. MBCo is positioned to open throughout the 50 states, with particular emphasis on New York, California, Texas and Florida.

 
June 2006

MBCo enters into a 10 year Master License Agreement with HC&S to open sell Territorial rights in the GCC countries of ; UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Lebanon, Oman and open a minimum of 100 MBCo locations. HC & S is a team of seasoned hospitality professionals ...