Mövenpick makes its Toronto comeback

Mövenpick makes its Toronto comeback

Staffers man the salad station at Richtree (Photo by Rupert Taylor-Price) 

Mövenpick Marché, the European-style self-serve restaurant, is returning to Toronto on January 25 after a six-year absence caused by a nasty legal dispute with franchisee Jorg Reichert. The company is taking back the space it once held in Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place) from current tenant Richtree Market, and Mövenpick’s parent company intends to open at least 10 locations in the GTA under various names. Richtree’s closure will not affect the other locations.

But since both Richtree and Mövenpick serve food in a marketplace atmosphere—and since many Torontonians still refer to Richtree outlets as Mövenpicks—nearby office workers probably won’t notice the difference.

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