Our Story

Mary Brown’s the largest Canadian quick serve chicken restaurant franchise. Here’s why…

The Mary Brown’s story starts in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador in 1969. While much has changed since that time, the brand remains true to its commitment to providing delicious food and genuine hospitality at every visit. It’s been that way for almost 50 years – and always will be.

From three stores in Newfoundland, our reputation for mouth-watering food quickly led to store openings in Ontario and Alberta, but it wasn’t until 2007 that Mary Brown’s growth really accelerated. That’s when Newfoundland entrepreneur, Gregory Roberts, acquired the brand. Greg’s passion and commitment to excellence led to rapid expansion throughout Canada. In fact, under Greg’s leadership, the brand more than doubled its store count in ten years. Today, there are more than 170 stores – with a goal of 300 by 2022.

Mary Brown’s store rebranding, currently rolling out across Canada, pays tribute to the beautiful province Mary Brown’s calls home. We believe our growth and success is a testament to our heritage.

Why are we so successful?

Three key elements are at the core of our success:


Our Signature Chicken and hand-cut Taters are made from fresh, whole Canada Grade A chickens and farm fresh potatoes. Our Big Mary® Sandwich (possibly Canada’s best chicken sandwich!), is made from a whole chicken breast, cooked to golden perfection. Mary Brown’s food is delicious and crave-able, bringing Guests come back time and again. Our food is prepared daily in-store using our unique batter and breading, along with our special marinade and our own proprietary cooking method.


Mary Brown’s is proudly Canadian. We are committed to local farmers, Canadian suppliers and the Canadian communities where are stores are located.


Mary Brown’s Operators care – about their Guests, their team and their community. It’s evident in how we call our Guests by name, how we empower our staff to be the very best and how we get involved in the towns we call home. We’re so much more than a fast food restaurant; hospitality is a way of life at Mary Brown’s.

Mary Brown’s Chicken & Taters is not just Canada’s largest quick serve chicken restaurant franchise, we’re one of the fastest-growing restaurant franchises in Canada. Are you ready to be part of our success?