Our history

1820 - PIONEERS

Scottish-born James and Robert Benny arrive in Quebec.

1940 - POULTRY FARMING

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.

1959 - OVEN

Gilles Benny, the youngest of the eight brothers, designs a chicken oven and

perfects an exclusive three-hour roasting technique.

1960 - FIRST RESTAURANT

The Benny brothers open their first rotisserie in Joliette.

1960/1970 - RESTAURANT BUSINESS

The eight Benny brothers specialize in the restaurant business, opening 13 ohter

rôtisseries under different banners in Quebec's major cities.

1980/1990 - NEXT GENERATION

Members of the second generation take over operations and increase the number

of establishments to over 40 in Quebec.

2006 - BENNY&CO.

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.

2009 - TRANSITION

Starting in 2009, several Benny family members, owners of rotisseries under other names,

transition over to the new Benny&Co. banner.

2011 - WINNER

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.

2016 - A TRADITION CONTINUES

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.