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Crave It Restaurant Group was founded in 2013 by Alex Rechichi, Mark Rechichi and Sean Black.  The three founders have founded and or developed many successful brands during their careers opening close to 400 restaurants. Crave It is currently growing two unique brands Via Cibo- Italian Street Food and Bangkok Buri - Thai kitchen Prior to founding Crave It in 2001 the partners co-founded Extreme Brandz. It became the parent company of Extreme Pita, Mucho Burrito and PurBlendz with over 350 franchised restaurants around the world.  Extreme Brandz was acquired in 2013 by MTY FOOD GROUP. Immediately following the sale  Crave It Restaurants was established. Crave it managed the growth of a number of Brands including The Burger's Priest, Via Cibo, Bangkok Buri and Fresh Plant Powered. Crave it recently sold it's interest in The Burger's Priest and Fresh Plant Powered to Recipe Unlimited in Q2 2021. Under their direction, all of the brands experienced significant growth in the number of units and profitability even throughout the COVID 19 Pandemic. The Burger's Priest grew from 2 corporate locations to 27 corporate locations and Fresh Plant Powered added many new locations and Extreme Brandz went from 1 location in 1997 to 350 locations in 2013 earning multiple awards:
  • 2011 Company of the year by Foodservice and Hospitality
  • 2006 Pinnacle Award for entrepreneurs of the year
  • Extreme Pita named top 100 leading global franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine
  • The Burger's Priest - Toronto's Best Burger -Now Magazine 5 Years in a Row
Crave It Restaurant Group represents the next chapter of brand building for the partners. They are passionate about food and growing businesses by building high performing teams and serving fresh, flavourful, chef-inspired food experiences at sensible prices.

Crave It teams up with Monte Wan

Article By Kristen Smith via canadianrestaurantnews.com TORONTO — Crave It Restaurant Group is on the road to growth both in units and with Bangkok Buri, a new fast casual restaurant in […]

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Intro to Fast Casual Restaurants

Original Article By Stephanie Dickison via dine.to Fast casual dining is an American phenomenon that is quickly becoming popular here in Canada. In fact, it’s not only the fastest growing segment for […]

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Alex Rechichi
Chief Executive Officer
416-449-2211 ext.111
Mark Rechichi
Chief Financial Officer
416-449-2211 ext.112
Sean Black
Chief Development Officer
416-449-2211 ext.114

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