Scottish-born James and Robert Benny arrive in Quebec.
The eight Benny brothers, sons of Wiliam Benny, launch themselves in poultry farming in the Lanaudière region.
Throughout the 40s and 50s, they integrate a hatchery, mill, several henhouses and a slaughterhouse to their business.
Gilles Benny, the youngest of the eight brothers, designs a chicken oven and
perfects an exclusive three-hour roasting technique.
The Benny brothers open their first rotisserie in Joliette.
The eight Benny brothers specialize in the restaurant business, opening 13 ohter
rôtisseries under different banners in Quebec's major cities.
Members of the second generation take over operations and increase the number
of establishments to over 40 in Quebec.
Jean Benny develops the Benny&Co. brand, as well as a new restaurant concept know as
fast-casual, i.e. fast food in a relaxed and pleasant setting.
Starting in 2009, several Benny family members, owners of rotisseries under other names,
transition over to the new Benny&Co. banner.
In a blind test on the French TV food show L'Épicerie, which airs on Radio-Canada,
Benny&Co. chicken was chosen as the favourite from among the products featured in the contest.
Benny&Co.restaurants continue to expand into cities across Quebec. Several members of the third generation are
now actively involved to ensure the family company's continued success and to carry on the tradition.