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>r RESTAURANTS Crepe Delicious For Every Taste Crepes may have originated in France, but that doesn’t mean everyone can’t enjoy them, says Crepe Delicious. By Jamie Morgan t’s close to impossible to dislike crepes. The thin-in-stature yet rich-in-flavor pancake can wrap itself around a mixture of flavors – savory and sweet, breakfast, lunch or dinner – making it easily customizable to anyone’s tastes and, as one restaurateur has found, a smart concept for the fast-casual food market. “I’ve been in the food business for over 25 years, and when I came to Canada, I was looking for something different,” explains Oded Yefet, founder, owner and CEO of Crepe Delicious. “I was looking for what was missing in North America, but I also company profile wanted it to be something healthful. That’s how I decided to go with crepes.” Crepe Delicious That mission started in 2004 and since then, ers have bought into the concept, as well. In fact, 20 2 revenue: $ million-plus 1 10 Headquarters: Concord, Ontario through franchising, Crepe Delicious has grown to Specialty: Fast-casual restaurant 23 stores, and only one of those is corporateOded Yefet, founder, owner and CEO: “We can appeal to everyowned. A few also house Froshberg Gelato, anothone’s tastes – kids, adults, seniors er concept developed and owned by Yefet. Though – everyone likes our crepes.” the gelato is in a different food category, Yefet 164 food & drink • fall/winter 2012 • << Crepe Delicious is a fast-casual restaurant concept that allows customers to choose from a variety of fillings and flavors. I explains that it complements the Crepe Delicious concept. “Crepe Delicious is fresh and made to order,” Yefet says. “There’s no frying or high sodium, the whole menu is healthy and includes lots of veggies. With the gelato, it’s the healthiest ice cream you can find. Gelato is lower in fat than traditional ice cream, there’s no cream, only fresh ingredients. It’s all fresh food. I like that customers can see us create. The crepes are made from scratch and the gelato is made from scratch in the store.” From Here to There This year, Crepe Delicious is embarking on an international expansion. The

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food and Drink - Fall/Winter 2012

Food and Drink - Fall/Winter 2012
Tableside Chat
NYC Wine & Food Festival
Going Global
Beverage Focus
Caribou Coffee
Scooter’s Coffee & Yogurt
Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen
Distributors: Food Law
Progressive Gourmet
Rocky Mountain Natural Meats
Seattle Fish Company of New Mexico
Blue Mountain Growers
Dandrea Produce and Wines
Dorr Lobster
Gary’s Seafood and Specialties
Pohl Food Service Inc.
Supply America
Victoria Fine Foods
Bernatello’s Pizza Inc.
Best Mexican Foods
C.F. Gollott & Son
Clipper Seafoods Ltd.
Mountain Foods Products
Siedhoff Distributing
Sterling Pacific Meat
Producers: Business Strategies
Carib Brewery
Heroes Vodka
Mountain Pure Beverage Co.
Deli Express/E.A. Sween Co.
Family Fresh Pack
Haring Catfish Enterprises
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Demerara Distillers
Walker & Sons Inc. – Slap Ya Mama
DRY Soda Co.
Good Time Beverages
Greencore USA
Jaindl Turkey Farms
McCall Farms
Nuovo Pasta Productions
Brewery Ommegang
R.L. Schreiber
Venus Wafers Inc.
Casper’s Ice Cream
Restaurants: Smart Marketing
Extreme Pizza
Buffalo Wings & Rings
Fatburger North America Inc.
Famous Famiglia
Francesca’s Restaurants Inc.
Aurelio’s Pizza
Yoshinoya America
Crepe Delicious
FREEB!RDS World Burrito
Razzoo’s Cajun Café
Independent Restaurants
Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant
The Alicart Restaurant Group
The Optimist
The Olive Tree Italian Restaurant
The Epicurean Group
Salty’s Seafood Grills
Retailers: Shopper Marketing
Weigel’s Inc.
Royal Buying Group
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Food and Drink - Fall/Winter 2012