Residents living in Norway House Cree Nation can order up their own nips and fries now that Salisbury House has opened up shop.
The Winnipeg-based restaurant chain will be operate 24 hours in the northern Manitoba community and is a Sals Xpress-style eatery. The new restaurant seats 128 people and includes a 48-seat private room that can be reserved for family functions and business meetings.
“NHCN’s (Norway House Cree Nation) partnership with the iconic Salisbury House Restaurant has been an exciting economic development initiative for our community,” said Chief Ron Evans. “We are so pleased to have established a relationship with Salisbury House which has allowed us to construct and open the first Salisbury House Restaurant outside the city of Winnipeg limits, and the very first on-reserve.”
Evans says the restaurant will staff 40 full-time and part-time employees, creating job opportunities for community members.
The vision to bring the Salisbury brand to Norway House was only six months in the making.
“We bring to the table years of tradition and expertise in operating restaurants while our partners provide hard working and dedicated employees with a strong desire to succeed,” said Earl Barish, president and CEO of Salisbury House of Canada.