Oaktree and JHR-backed Foodtastic acquires Au Coq

Foodtastic Inc has acquired Les Rotisseries Au Coq, a Montréal-based specialist in delivery and carry-out rotisserie style chicken.

No financial terms were disclosed.

Au Coq was established in 1960 by the Benny family.

Foodtastic, a Montréal-based franchisor of restaurant concepts, said the deal is in line with a strategy of acquiring local brands with growth potential that complement its existing portfolio.

Au Coq is Foodtastic’s second acquisition since it secured a $47 million investment in November from Restaurant Royalty Partners, a joint venture of Oaktree Capital Management and JHR Capital.


Foodtastic Purchases Les Rotisseries Au Coq 

MONTREAL, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ – Foodtastic Inc. is pleased to announce that it has acquired Les Rotisseries Au Coq (Au Coq). Founded in Montreal in 1960, Au Coq specializes in delivery and carryout rotisserie style chicken.

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

Au Coq is the second of several expected acquisitions financed by a recently announced $47 million investment in Foodtastic.”

Foodtastic is the franchisor of multiple restaurant concepts including, La Belle et La Boeuf, Monza, Carlos & Pepe’s, Souvlaki Bar, Nickels, and Bacaro. Foodtastic is a leader in the restaurant franchising business in Quebec with over 45 restaurants and $110 million in annualized sales.

For further information: Peter Mammas, President & CEO – Foodtastic, Tel: 514.691.5050, 2365 rue Guenette, St Laurent QC, www.foodtastic.ca