|Wholly owned subsidiary|
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec |
|Jean-Pierre Robin, President|
|Products||Fast food (including hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries)|
MTY Food Group|
The first restaurant opened in 1979 in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. A few years later, its founder, Jean-Pierre Robin, opened a second restaurant in Saint-Hyacinthe in order to meet the demand for its "famous hot-dogs". Soon after, Robin's brother, Daniel, joined him, convinced of the potential of the company. The chain's success increases and becomes a turning point: the brothers opt for franchising as the company's mode of functioning for its future restaurants. As time passes, more franchises are bought and restaurants open throughout Quebec.
During the 1990s, the chain underwent a major renewal plan in which the restaurants' design changed along with the company's colours.
In September 2010 it became a subsidiary of MTY Food Group which purchased the brand rights for $9.3 million.
- "MTY to Acquire 95-Unit Groupe Valentine". 2010-08-17.
- MTY Food Group tightens grip on Quebec with Groupe Valentine purchase August 16, 2010