Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken has opened its fourth store in Canada. The restaurant is located in Esquimalt and is owned and operated by franchisees Gordon and Corey Pace, who own three other Lee’s in Canada, according to a press release.
“We are proud to open our fourth Lee’s location on Vancouver Island in Esquimalt, continuing to grow the Lee’s name in British Columbia while maintaining our core values of product quality, consistency and customer service,” Corey Pace said in the press release. “Based on feedback from our customers, we decided to construct this latest unit to focus on carryout and third-party delivery. While this unit has a smaller footprint at about 1,800 square feet, we worked closely with the engineers and architects to maximize the kitchen, packing and storage areas so that we can handle any volume that comes our way.”
“Lee’s is on a growth trajectory, and this announcement proves the popularity of our heritage brand through generations of valued customers and franchisees,” Ryan Weaver, CEO of Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, said in the press release. “The Paces have extensive brand knowledge and know what works well for their Canadian customers, so the new location will serve customers who are interested in carryout or delivery options. While the look and menu of the locations to the north are a little different from Lee’s in the U.S., the product quality and core value are consistent.”
Weaver added that Lee’s Franchisor Canada Ltd., wholly owned by LFR Chicken LLC, Lee’s parent company, is preparing for future franchise sales and growth throughout Canada. Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken operates 130 units in 12 states in the U.S. and Canada.