Chick-Fil-A Pick Toronto For Their First International Location

Chick-Fil-A’s built a reputation as one the leading chicken restaurants in the country. While there’s many references to the restaurant in music and pop culture, not everyone has had the chance to try their tender chicken. However, that’s set to change soon. Chick-Fil-A announced their plans to open their first international franchise in Toronto earlier today.

Chick-Fil-A will be opening their doors in Toronto for their first franchisee-owned international location outside the United States in 2019. The famed chicken joint plans to open more than a dozen restaurants throughout the 6ix and its surrounding area. The chicken they use for their food will come from Canadian sources. 

President and COO Chick-Fil-A, Tim Tassopoulos, explained why Toronto is a perfect fit for their first international franchisee owned location.

Toronto is a great city – with diverse and caring people and a vibrant restaurant culture with a deep talent pool,” he said. “These strengths align perfectly with Chick-fil-A’s focus on community giving, delivering a premium product, and working with passionate people that can grow with our company – making Toronto the perfect choice for international expansion.”

While Toronto will be the first city with a franchisee-owned restaurant, there is a Chick-Fil-A inside the Calgary International airport with a limited menu

It’s a big move for Chick-Fil-A and finally, Canadians will be able to understand the hype surrounding their chicken.

Drake Thanks DeMar DeRozan, Welcomes Kawhi Leonard To The 6ix With Open Arms

It didn’t take long for Aubrey to weigh in on the latest Toronto Raptors roster shakeup. In case you haven’t heard, as this morning the Toronto Raptors have exchanged their franchise player DeMar DeRozan, 2nd-year big Jakob Poeltl, and a 2019 protected first-rounder to the San Antonio Spurs for the mercurial Kawhi Leonard and veteran swingman Danny Green. While the success the deal largely rests on the Raptors ability to re-sign Kawhi Leonard after this season, raptors fans including Drake have had to cope with mixed emotions.

Drake summed it up best when he described DeMar’s many glowing attributes in a body text dedicated to this passing moment. Drake mentioned DeMar’s combination skill, persistence, and loyalty as points excellence he came to admire from his court side seats. Not only did Drake praise his intangible skills as those a “True Captain,” but I commended the outgoing Raptor for being an “even better friend.”

Drake none-the-less couldn’t squander his opportunity to play brand ambassador for the Raptors’ franchise, turning over his attention to new arrival Kawhi Leonard all in the same body text. The Toronto rapper assured the Spurs’ recruit he was in the right position to be his “poised clinical” self, on a winning franchise such as the Raptors. Say what you will about the current NBA landscape, but a few teams have seen their era prominence slip away, while other teams like the Raptors could sink or swim depending on the circumstances and the glut their 2018-2019 season.

Drake & OVO Chubbs Launch Pick 6ix Restaurant In Toronto

For the past several months, Drake’s been quiet on the music front but has been working on other ventures. He’s previously said that he wanted to spend a good chunk this year focusing on acting roles but he’s still been locked in the studio. Aside from that, he’s also been expanding his business portfolio. Today, he announces that he and good friend, Chubbs, have joined forces to launch a new dining spot on the 6ix side.

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Drake and Chubbs have formally announced that they’ve launched a new restaurant in Toronto called Pick 6ix. The new restaurant has yet to have their grand opening. However, they hosted their first bash sorts Tuesday night for a private event. According to Canadian media outlet CTV, LeBron James hosted a birthday party for Dwayne Wade at the location where Baka, Charlie B, DJ Meel and Future The Prince were also in attendance.

Drake hit Instagram to congratulate Chubbs earlier today on their venture. “So proud you and proud to be in business with you!!! My brother @chubbsview congratulations on our new stunning venture @pick6ixto,” he wrote, “I hope the entire city gets a chance to enjoy this beautiful establishment.”

Pick 6ix is yet another restaurant Drake’s opened in Toronto. Drake has also opened Fring’s in Toronto along with Angelo Ferraro and Chef Susur Lee.

The restaurant has yet to announce their grand opening but it’s looking like it’ll be launching in the near future. 

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Check out Drake’s Instagram post below: