Making it in Montreal’s restaurant, bar, and café world isn’t necessarily the easiest task (take a look at the city’s never ending stream of closures) — yet for all the complaints of red tape and roadwork, it’s not impossible.
Here are 19 local businesses — mostly restaurants, with a few bars and cafés — who have made it work. Some are decades old, some have been around for no more than two or three years. But all of them had something that worked well enough for them to expand around Montreal and beyond.
One note: this guide focuses on successful business concepts, not successful individuals. While restaurateurs like David McMillan and Antonio Park have been pretty prosperous, their one-of-a-kind restaurants aren’t included here — this map only includes ideas that have managed to open at least three locations.Read More