Jamie Oliver to open first North American restaurant in Toronto.
After much speculation, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has announced that his first North American restaurant outpost will be located in Toronto, Canada.
Oliver, whose restaurant empire currently spans Britain, Hong Kong, Australia, Russia, Singapore and Dubai, announced that the Canadian metropolis – and burgeoning foodie scene – will be home to the first North American location of Jamie’s Italian.
The restaurant is set to open in Yorkdale Shopping Centre next spring.
“Canada is a place very close to my heart,” said Oliver in a statement.
I’m always excited about spending time there, and whenever I visit, I always get an amazing welcome.”
For the new restaurant venture, Oliver will team up with King Street Food Company, whose restaurants include Jacobs & Co Steakhouse and Buca Osteria & Enoteca.