HISTORICAL TIMELINE

 

MAY 2018
CARA becomes Recipe Unlimited Corporation, paying homage to our past and representing the many opportunities to lead the industry in growth and innovation while serving delicious food to Canadian families

FEB 2018
CARA merges with The Keg Restaurants Ltd.

2017
CARA acquires The Pickle Barrel and The Burger’s Priest

2016
CARA acquires St-Hubert and majority ownership of Original Joe’s, State & Main and Elephant & Castle

2015
CARA issues an Initial Public Offering to trade on the Toronto and Montreal Stock Exchanges and acquires New York Fries

2013
An agreement with Fairfax Financial Holdings makes Prime Restaurants a subsidiary of CARA, bringing East Side Mario’s, Bier Markt, Prime Pubs and Casey’s into the organization

2010
CARA exits the airline catering business with the sale of CARA Airline Solutions

2004
The Phelan family re-privatizes CARA

2002
CARA completes purchases of Milestone’s, Montana’s and Kelsey’s restaurant brands

1977
CARA purchases Foodcorp Limited including Swiss Chalet and Harvey’s

1968
CARA is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange

1961
The company merges Canada Railway News and Aero Caterers under the name ‘CARA’, derived from the first two letters of ‘Canada Railway’

1954
The first Swiss Chalet opens its doors in Toronto, Ontario serving Rotisserie Chicken as the only entrée

1944
Aero Caterers Limited is launched to harness the growth in the catering and foodservice business

1941
The company innovates further opening the first Tea Wing air terminal restaurant in Montreal’s Dorval Airport

1930
Airline travel starts to take off and the company begins selling catered meals for passengers

1883
The Canada Railway News Company is founded

1850
Thomas Patrick Phelan began selling apples and newspapers to passengers on the Niagara steamboats