By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: Nov. 28, 2012
A new family restaurant will soon open in Squamish.
Ricky’s All Day Grill is planning to open a new location in Garibaldi Highlands around mid-December.
Ricky’s will share space with Fat Burger restaurant. Both signed a co-branding agreement in 2007.
Fat Burger will remain, but in a smaller capacity, said Sandra Short, marketing director for Ricky’s All Day Grill.
She said Ricky’s is hoping to hire 15 new people for this location.
“We are looking for people in all capacities,” she said.
Ricky’s usually has 120-170 seats, but the Squamish location will be a smaller restaurant with 52 seats.
Short said Ricky’s is a well-known brand and is sure to find a community willing to embrace it.
“We think there is a demand for this kind of family restaurant in Squamish,” she said.
Meanwhile, the opening of Dixie Lee has been delayed.
“There have been some problems with the landlord, we are trying to sort it out,” said company CEO Joe Murano.
Dixie Lee was slated to open in August on Highway 99 in the building occupied formerly by KFC.