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n food PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARG SEREGELYI BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN Canadian-style casual dining The thousands of Canadians who eat at Casey’s Grill and Bar, East Side Mario’s and Pat and Mario’s every day may not realize it, but the roots of these successful restaurants are right here in the Nickel City. invented in Sudbury In February 1980, three Sudbury men, Nick Perpick, Ralph Roy and Gary Ceppetelli, opened the first Casey’s on The Kingsway. Perpick and his brother-in-law, Ceppetelli, had learned about casual dining restaurants while visiting the United States, and decided to try the same concept here. “At the time, the restaurant industry was very traditional. You had steakhouses, continental style, Chinese restaurants or Italian restaurants,” Perpick said. “What casual dining brought was a hybrid of dining and a bar, combined with food, fun and families.” Customers were more than receptive to the idea. As the years went by, more restaurants opened, and there are now 35 Casey’s restaurants in Ontario and Quebec. The three partners opened their first Pat and Mario’s restaurant, which serves Italian cuisine, in Whitby in 1984, and other franchises soon began popping up across North America. The establishment of Pat and Mario’s restaurant in the United States sparked the idea for East Side Mario’s. The partners decided to launch a restaurant featuring the Italian-American food and culture found in the Lower East Side of New York City. The East Side Mario’s concept has thrived. There are now 110 locations across Canada, and four in the United States. With the rising popularity of their restaurants, in 1989, Perpick, Roy and Ceppetelli sold the business, although Perpick remained a minority owner. In 2002, Perpick, along with partner John Rothschild, bought back the business he had helped to found more than 20 years earlier. The 160-strong restaurant chain is operated under the name Prime Restaurants of Canada Inc. Summer 2008 Sudbury Living Junior and Leslie Moutsatsos, are owners of the Casey’s Bar and Grill and Pat and Mario’s franchises in Sudbury. continued on page 50 37

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Cover Story
People
Decor
Gardening
On the Town
Food
Drink
Fashion
Health/Fitness
Recreation
Arts
Northern Adventures
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