Announcing our 1st Franchise in Oromocto, NB

Bill Pratt and Melinda Lee of the Chef Inspired Group with Rick and his wife Brenda.

Bill Pratt and Melinda Lee of the Chef Inspired Group with Rick and his wife Brenda.

DARTMOUTH, NS, Feb. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Cheese Curds® Gourmet Burgers + Poutinerie (Cheese Curds®) and Habaneros™ Modern Taco Bar (Habaneros) today announced its first franchise restaurant is expected to open this Spring in Oromocto, New Brunswick. The new Cheese Curds/Habaneros will be located at 201 Bliss Street in downtown Oromocto, and the restaurant renovation is already underway. The restaurant will seat approximately 50 guests and will feature the extensive Cheese Curds/Habaneros menu, including its signature burgers and poutines, Mexican fusion tacos and burritos, and local beer on tap.

"New Brunswick entrepreneur Rick Kirkpatrick is the perfect person to bring Cheese Curds/Habaneros to Oromocto," said Chef Bill Pratt, President and CEO of The Chef Inspired Group of Restaurants. "The Oromocto restaurant will be our first in New Brunswick, and our third combination Cheese Curds/Habaneros restaurant in Atlantic Canada. Rick knows the food industry inside and out – but more importantly, he understands the Cheese Curds/Habaneros promise. Rick's Oromocto restaurant will bring Cheese Curds/Habaneros' fresh, original menu and warm welcome both to locals and to the many travelers who visit this beautiful town."

"I've been a Cheese Curds/Habaneros fan for a long time – in fact, I sat in one of the Dartmouth restaurants a few years ago, thinking 'this would be a great franchise!'" said Kirkpatrick. "I look forward to building a strong team in our Oromocto restaurant to bring this great menu and experience to New Brunswick."

Pratt has more restaurants planned for the near future in Atlantic Canada, and his development team is focused on finding good partners to franchise those locations.

"The combination Cheese Curds/Habaneros restaurant offers great range of tastes under one roof," says Pratt. "Whether you are craving the comfort of a handmade burger and fresh cut fries, or you are in the mood for a freshly made salad exploding with flavour, there is something for just about everyone." 

The Chef Inspired Group of Restaurants currently owns and operates two combination Cheese Curds/Habaneros restaurants, as well as several other quick-service restaurants and food trucks. The family-owned restaurant group offers innovative flavour combinations and twists on traditional classics, always based on fresh ingredients and friendly customer service. For more information about our restaurants, please visit our website at For information on franchising, please visit