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Canadian Franchisee to Acquire 14 Taco Bell (US) Stores, Open 50 More

06 Jul 2021 - The 135-store Burger King and Pizza Hut franchisee, Redberry, is acquiring 14 existing Taco Bell stores in Ontario this month, with plans to build 50 more of the Mexican-American QSR chain's outlets over the next few years, according to a news release.

Redberry will acquire Taco Bell restaurants in Brantford, Guelph, Hamilton, Hannon, Kitchener, London, Mississauga, Saint Thomas and Toronto.

"We are thrilled to be joining the Taco Bell family and expanding our portfolio of Redberry Restaurants across Canada," Ken Otto, CEO, Redberry said in the release. "The entrepreneurial, ambitious spirit of the Redberry team aligns very well with the fun and youthful Taco Bell brand loved by all generations, and together, we look forward to exemplifying the essence of 'Live Mas'."

The new partnership comes on the heels of a year of growth for Taco Bell Canada, following the recent launch of a new online ordering platform on and the expansion of delivery options through DoorDash and Uber Eats for Taco Bell customers across Canada.

"We are excited to welcome Redberry Restaurants into the growing Taco Bell family of franchisees, partners and team members to help bring an unmatched customer experience to our fans," Matthew Shaw, general manager, Taco Bell Canada, said in the release. "Redberry's franchise and business expertise will be a great addition as we continue to grow the Taco Bell brand in Canada and get our favorite menu items into the hands of more Canadians!"