Newfoundland franchise owner trades in family KFC dynasty for healthier fare
Renee Marquis had a dream, a vision really, to open a chain of family restaurants. To give customers healthy, tasty, home-cooked fare — with lots of fruits and vegetables — and packed with down-home Newfoundland goodness and everything else she wasn’t offering in her day job as the owner of 10 KFC (aka Kentucky Fried Chicken) restaurants scattered around the province.
“We have beautiful wild produce in Newfoundland, we’re surrounded by the ocean. I want to give people a fresh option, not just haul something out of a freezer or open up a tin and charge premium price for junk food.” (Photo: Paul Daly for the National Post)