Montreal, QC, June 9, 2019 – Foodtastic Inc. ( is pleased to announce that it has acquired Big Rig Brewery ( and Big Rig Restaurants (Big Rig)  (  Founded in Ottawa in 2012, Big Rig Restaurants have been an Ottawa favorite for great beer and food. In 2014 a state-of-the-art Brewery was built in order to expand the distribution of the beer into retail outlets. Today, Big Rig beer is available in over 1000 locations, from St Johns Newfoundland to London Ontario.

Peter Mammas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Foodtastic, said, “Big Rig is a treasured local brand and we are excited to welcome Big Rig into the Foodtastic family. We look forward to preserving Big Rig’s strong brand, while growing the restaurant system across the region. This acquisition of a homegrown Ontario business is consistent with our strategy of acquiring quality brands with growth potential that complement our existing brand portfolio. We believe the Big Rig acquisition will leverage our marketing, purchasing and operational systems to better serve our Big Rig customers and welcome many new ones.”

Big Rig is a multiple award-winning brewery, recently receiving 2 gold and 1 silver medal, at the Canadian Brewing awards. The beer is sold in several provinces and serve over 5000 customers per week in their restaurants. Just last week they were honoured to welcome Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Barrack Obama at their brewery, where they enjoyed some of their great beers.

Big Rig Brewery’s Brew Master and Co-owner Lon Ladell will increase his equity stake in the brewery and continue as Director of Brewery Operations. “Foodtastic is an amazing company and I’m thrilled to continue being a part of Big Rig Brewery’s exciting future! with the financial support we now have we can expand our operations throughout Canada” said Lon Ladell.  

Foodtastic is the franchisor of multiple restaurant concepts including, Au Coq, La Belle et La Boeuf, Monza, Carlos & Pepe’s, Souvlaki Bar, Nickels, and Bacaro. Foodtastic is a leader in the restaurant franchising business with over 55 restaurants and $125 million in annualized sales.



For more information please contact:

Peter Mammas
President & CEO – Foodtastic
Tel: 514.691.5050
9245 Thimens, Pierrefonds, Québec

Lon Ladell
Co-Owner / Director Of Brewery Operations – Big Rig Brewery