Fionn MacCool’s Opens in Oshawa Marking Cara Operations’ 1,000 Restaurant

Fionn MacCool’s Opens in Oshawa Marking Cara Operations’ 1,000 Restaurant

Oshawa, ON – December 11, 2015 – Pints, Bombers, Shooters, Curries, Boxties and Pies have arrived in Oshawa. Fionn MacCool’s Oshawa opens its doors next week offering live entertainment, an innovative beverage lineup, made-in-Pub food and party starters. Fionn MacCool’s Oshawa belongs to the Prime Pubs family of revered Canadian pubs that includes the illustrious Fionn MacCool’s on Toronto’s historic Esplanade, party-central Fionn MacCool’s in downtown Calgary and Ottawa’s legendary watering hole Darcy McGee’s on Parliament Hill.

Opening celebrations will reach milestone heights when Fionn MacCool’s Oshawa opens as Cara Operations’ 1,000th restaurant. Founded in 1883, Cara is Canada’s oldest and largest full-service restaurant company. Cara is a publicly traded company and it franchises and/or operates restaurant brands including Harvey’s, Swiss Chalet, Kelsey’s, East Side Mario’s, Montana’s, Milestones, Prime Pubs, Casey’s, Bier Markt, New York Fries and Landing restaurants.

Located at 214 Ritson Road North, the Grand Opening celebrations for Fionn MacCool’s Oshawa Ritson start at 10:30am on Monday December 14 including a traditional Irish fiddler, live entertainment and $1,000 in gift card giveaways and other prizes.

“We’re very excited to bring Fionn MacCool’s to Oshawa to give guests even more local dining and entertainment choices from a cozy dinner to bar party,” says Tracy Lacey who is co-franchisee with her husband Shawn of the new Fionn MacCool’s Oshawa as well as the local Kelsey’s and Montana’s. “In addition to a delicious pub menu which features a variety of traditional and contemporary favourites, Fionn MacCool’s beverage menu offers more than 29 types of beer on tap and in bottles, a wide selection of hand-crafted cocktails, 31 whiskies and 16 varieties of wine. We also offer signature bombers and shooters, either served as singles or in paddles of four or eight for guests who want to ramp up the good times.”

At Fionn MacCool’s Oshawa live entertainment will take place every Friday and Saturday. 

About Fionn MacCool’s

Fionn MacCool’s belongs to the family of 32 Prime Pubs operated by Cara Operations. Prime Pubs are known by several monikers; Fionn MacCool’s, D’Arcy McGee’s, Paddy Flaherty’s and Tir nan Óg, all with the same high standards for food, drink and fun. Renowned for its extensive beverage selection, fresh, contemporary menu and live entertainment, Prime Pubs are one of Canada’s most revered families of pubs. For more information visit fionnmaccools.com.

About Cara Operations

Founded in 1883, Cara is Canada’s oldest and largest full-service restaurant company. Cara is a publicly traded company and it franchises and/or operates restaurant brands including Harvey’s, Swiss Chalet, Kelsey’s, East Side Mario’s, Montana’s, Milestones, Prime Pubs, Casey’s, Bier Markt, New York Fries and Landing restaurants.  As of December 14, 2015, Cara will have 1,000 restaurants across Canada, 89% of which are operated by franchisees. Cara’s restaurants are located across Canada with approximately 72% of Cara’s total locations based in Ontario. Cara’s shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CAO.  More information about Cara is available at www.cara.com.

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