Ottawa, Ontario – Big Rig Kitchen & Brewery has announced its Ontario expansion with the opening of its new kitchen location in Mississauga. The brand new establishment is now open at 5860 Mavis Road.
The coronavirus crisis has been particularly harsh on the food and drinks industry, but thanks to its in-store offer across Canada and its loyal customer-base using delivery and curb-side pick ups, Big Rig has been able to navigate these tumultuous times and is now looking forward to expanding the brand. After the new Mississauga location, Big Rig Kitchen & Brewery is set to open another restaurant in Richmond Hill, ON, on September 21st. The two new locations will add to the existing two establishments located in Ottawa.
“We are very excited to share our passion for great comfort food and award winning craft beer in this market. Toronto has always been at the center of our expansion strategy. We have expanded our menu offerings as well, specifically for this market.
Adding a smoke house section for example, that will feature a variety of dishes such as brisket, ribs, pulled pork and smoked meatloaf in addition to our current offerings, while respecting the scratch kitchen philosophy we’ve employed with our other menu favourites throughout the years. We also want to put a lot of emphasis on a new à la carte brunch menu, available on weekends.
This is very much a come-as-you-are establishment, and we feel very confident that at Big Rig, there is something for everyone and all occasions!” says Billy Arvanitis, Vice-president of Operations for Big Rig.
In addition to its Big Rig Kitchen & Brewery locations, Big Rig is a multiple award-winning brewer, recently receiving 2 gold and 1 silver medals, at the Canadian Brewer awards. The beer is sold in several provinces, and they serve over 5000 customers per week in their restaurants. In June 2019, they were honoured to welcome Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and former President Barack Obama at their brewery, where the pair enjoyed some of their iconic beers. The Prime Minister visited the Ottawa brewery once again on June 26th, 2020, to address the nation using Big Rig Kitchen & Brewery as an example of a business that has supported the community during the coronavirus outbreak by producing hand sanitizer.