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DESIGNATION FOR T.O.’S THAI RESTAURANTS

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HUNTING CANADIAN FLAVOURS ON COLLEGE

A TASTE OF EUROPE IN MISSISSAUGA

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ORN talks tabletop

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with industry experts. Read on for tips on how to set your table this season.

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From left to right: Kamiar Zahedi, Michael Lublin and Christopher David.

The $100-million pizza/pasta concept By Don Douloff

CEO of Tramez Restaurant Corp., told ORN. Lublin added that the launch exceeded his expectations. “We’ve been very well received by the customer base in Vaughan, and we’re on target to do $1,000 per square foot,” said Lublin, whose foodservice experience includes a stint as chief operating officer of Yogurty’s FroYo chain. Bankrolling Trambusto is more than $100 million in funding sourced by Kamiar Zahedi, vice-president of franchise development at Tramez. Overseeing the kitchen is executive

VAUGHAN—A restaurant chain backed by deep-pocketed investors and aiming to deliver family-friendly Italian fine dining launched in September north of Toronto and plans to roll out 100 units long-term Canadawide. Trambusto opened in Vaughan, ON in a strip-mall space measuring 900 square feet and seating 22. The concept offers a “fine-dining product served in an upscale environment at fast-food prices,” Michael Lublin,

chef and corporate trainer Shahir Massoud, formerly of now-closed Toronto eatery Cinq 01. The menu features pastas ($8 to $12), stone-oven pizzas ($8 to $12) and salads (about $9). Average check is $13 per person. All sauces are made in house, as are pastas (six noodle types in total). Pizzas are Romanostyle. Lublin said Romano-style dough yields a lighter, crispier crust than Neapolitan pies. Continued on page 3

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