Swiss Chalet

Canadian chain of casual dining restaurants

Swiss Chalet is a Canadian chain of casual dining restaurants. Swiss Chalet was started in 1954 in Toronto, Ontario.[1] The restaurant chain is owned by Cara Operations.[2] Swiss chalet's signature food is rotisserie chicken. Their signature dish is the Quarter Chicken Dinner, either a roasted chicken leg or breast with "Chalet Sauce", a bread roll, and a side dish of the customers choice. Other combinations up to and including a whole chicken are also available.

Swiss Chalet
FoundedToronto, Ontario (1954)
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario
Key people
Todd Barclay
Edgar Alvarez
Steven Greene
Michael Farley
Abhik Banerji
ProductsCanadian cuisine

The first Swiss Chalet restaurant was opened at 234 Bloor Street West in Toronto and it operated for 52 years.[3] This restaurant was closed in 2006 and it was demolished in 2009 to make way for condominiums.[4]

In 2008, Swiss Chalet food products were added to Air Canada to be on their buy-on-board menu.[5]


  1. "About Us". Swiss Chalet. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  2. "Swiss Chalet". Cara Operations. Archived from the original on January 4, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  3. "When did the first Swiss Chalet open?". Swiss Chalet. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  4. "A Canuck classic loses its home". Toronto Star. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  5. "Onboard Café" (PDF). Air Canada. Retrieved January 7, 2015.

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