Once upon a time in the West... Pacini, from Quebec to Calgary!

LA PRAIRIE, QC, April 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Pierre Marc Tremblay, President and CEO of Pacini Restaurants, proudly announces the opening of a Pacini restaurant in Calgary, the chain's first restaurant outside of Quebec. True to its business plan, the company has started its cross-Canada expansion after opening two new restaurants in Quebec in 2009.

More than $3.8 million have been invested in the chain's 26th restaurant, which can seat 220 customers and employs 70 people trained by Pacini's Quebec employees. Located next to the Acclaim Hotel near Calgary International Airport, which serves 12 million passengers a year, and close to a community with more than 65,000 homes and 3,000 businesses, the new Pacini was opened during an event with 250 guests and a performance by Marco Calliari, songwriter and spokesperson for the chain.

New customers were quickly won over by the smiling and attentive service, authentic and delicious Italian cuisine, quality ingredients, Bread Bar(TM), fabulous decor and friendly atmosphere that has been delighting Quebecers for many years. "Love of food, love of people is far more than our slogan. It is an expression of our passion and our values. A philosophy and a commitment that consumers in Western Canada seemed to enjoy as much as our customers in Quebec," declared Pierre Marc Tremblay. "People were thrilled, charmed, captivated, completely under a spell," said Marco Calliari, who performed a one-hour show at the opening to the delight of the guests.

Video & Photos : http://www.pacini.ca//en/resto_calgary.html#photos

About Pacini

A veritable institution in the Italian restaurant industry for nearly 30 years, Restaurants Pacini inc., with its headquarters in La Prairie, Quebec, has over 890 employees and $34.2 million in annual revenues. The company is constantly innovating to offer a unique experience based on the spirit of the Italian family, the highest quality products and promoting a healthy diet without artificial trans fats. www.pacini.ca

SOURCE RESTAURANTS PACINI INC.

For further information: For further information: Mélanie St-Jean, Restaurants Pacini inc., (450) 444-4749 (umber sign)261, Cell.: (514) 347-8335, m_stjean@convivia.ca; Source: Restaurant Pacini inc.

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