The Chickery has inked a deal to open five units in non-traditional units across Toronto, the first of which will open in Mt. Sinai Hospital’s new food court project, currently under renovation. Mt. Sinai is one of Toronto’s busiest hospitals, and RioCan, which serves as both an investor and the landlord for the new Food Hall, called the project “an important element to the conveniences offered to patients, families and staff.” The Food Hall is being built with the intention of also drawing a non-patient lunch crowd from the many neighboring office buildings.

RioCan sought out unique concepts with a healthier food menu for the Food Hall, instead of mainstream food court brands. The Chickery will be one of 7 food establishments partnering with them for Mt. Sinai, and was chosen as the only chicken brand to be a part of the project.

The 5-unit Toronto deal was signed with experienced multi-unit franchisees Bharti Kapoor and Rishi Kapur. The group has past experience in multi-unit restaurant and hospitality franchising. “We are very excited to be the first Toronto franchisees of The Chickery in Toronto, whose focus is authentic quality chicken and gracious hospitality,” said the partners of the brand. “Our first location will be in Mt. Sinai Hospital’s food court which will have other varieties of exemplary food offerings.”