Mexican street-food restaurant setting up downtown: Mexican mini-chain picks Winnipeg for its first location outside Ontario

August 4, 2017

A Mexican street-food restaurant mini-chain that offers customers a tantalizing mix of food, drink, art and music has chosen downtown Winnipeg as the site for its first outlet outside Ontario.

Monarch & Misfits, a Toronto-based restaurant operator that has four La Carnita restaurants in the Greater Toronto Area, is taking over the former Fox & Fiddle English-style pub/eatery space at 456 Main St.

Although renovations to the interior of the cavernous space are still a work in progress, company CEO Andrew Richmond said in an interview Thursday they’re hoping to open for business before the end of this month.

Richmond said Monarch & Misfits had no plans to expand beyond Toronto until he visited friends in Winnipeg about three years ago. While here, he met with a local business group that filled him in on some of the things that have are happening in the downtown and in the city in general.

Read the full article in the Winnipeg Free Press