Gordon Biersch headed to Canada

Deal with Fusion ITM includes plans for 14 brewery restaurants

Oct 1, 2000 - The Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant Group, Inc. has entered into a licensing arrangement with Fusion ITM for the Canadian territory Ontario and eastward. Canadian development of 14 upscale casual brewery restaurants will occur over a five-year period, with the first location expected to open in late spring 2001.


"We are genuinely excited about the opportunity to expand our brand into the Canadian marketplace," said Gordon Biersch President/CEO, Allen Corey. "Fusion ITM has a strong leadership team in place that can effectively accelerate the growth of the Gordon Biersch brand in North America."

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants offer a sophisticated casual dining setting serving premium quality food and handcrafted lagers. The brewery restaurants serve multiethnic dishes form Asia, Europe, the Mediterranean and Latin America created to compliment the lagers brewed strictly in accordance with the German Purity Law Reinheitsgobot.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant Group, Inc. operates a total of 24 locations, most under the Gordon Biersch name.

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