On November 1, 2007 a new era began with the Don Cherry’s Sports Grill Inc. being purchased by the Painter Family. They plan to use their 45 combined years of experience operating in the food service industry to grow the Don Cherry's Sports Grill Licensing Concept into the leading Casual Sports Dining Chain in Canada.
Where did it start?
As you know, Don Cherry possesses a wide reaching appeal to every Canadian, whether it's his work with hockey kids, our military, police or firefighters. Don is one of the most recognizable sports celebrities in Canada. Back in 1985 Mr. Cherry wanted to start a chain of themed eateries called Don Cherry’s Grapevine and he did along with the help of his family and a partner. The chain grew until 1995 when the old Franchise system itself was left behind and a new modern corporate structure was adapted. "Licensing".
Now, with several locations throughout our great country of ours., we are well represented all across Canada. It is our goal to become the local cornerstone in every Canadian town and suburb that enjoys great food and drink that is served in a friendly, clean and vibrant local sports celebrity-themed atmosphere.
In 2002 the Painter Family purchased a License to operate a Don Cherry’s Sports Grill in Parry Sound, Ontario - a beautiful tourist town of 5000 people on the shores of Georgian Bay. Business grew and within 5 years they were in the position to purchase Don Cherry's Sports Grill Concept as a whole. With proven success they want to bring this successful licensing formula to everyone who wants to CONVERT an independent location, or wants to open a new location, and then reap the benefits of being a Don Cherry’s Sports Grill!
Two big reasons for our continued successes is the chain wide collection of strong licensees who possess great operational experience combined with our corporate head chef’s contemporary and classic recipes makes every Don Cherry’s Sports Grill a delicious choice for lunch, brunch-(some locations), dinner and drinks. With your Sports Grill additional local menu selections it allows everyone to feel right at home in every Don Cherry ’s Sports Grill across our great country!
Today Don Cherry’s Sports Grill Inc. is looking forward to expanding its portfolio of great restaurateurs and with your involvement we could be coming to your town!
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