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St-Hubert celebrates its 65th anniversary!

Restaurants Canada member St-Hubert is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. How does a company not just last for 65 years, but remain a beloved part of its community? St-Hubert can thank two principles that have been key to its success: a dedication to tradition, and a constant willingness to innovate. Tradition and innovation A brief history of the company makes it clear that they’ve embraced innovation since day one. The first St-Hubert rotisserie was opened on Montreal’s St-Hubert street in 1951. The following year, they initiated Canada’s first free delivery service. In the 1970s the company introduced a modern phone-order centre, and in 1992 the St-Hub resto-bar concept was launched. St-Hubert Express, for people on the go, was kicked off in 1995. In the past six years alone, they’ve opened their first LEED-certified restaurant (for leadership in energy and environmental design), introduced on-line ordering, and partnered with Quebec Hydro…