McEwan Group Partners with Fairfax Financial

TORONTO, Sept. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - Chef Mark McEwan of The McEwan Group ("McEwan") is pleased to announce that Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited ("Fairfax") has become a partner with a recent capital commitment to McEwan.

McEwan, founded in 1990 by Mark McEwan, consists of four dining establishments, North 44, Bymark, ONE and Fabbrica, an upscale grocery emporium located at Shops at Don Mills and a gourmet catering division. McEwan's most recent endeavor includes a new fresh and authentic Foodhall opened in the TD Centre in downtown Toronto in July 2015.

We are pleased to be joined by Fairfax. In a short period of time, they have come to have a significant investment in the Canadian restaurant industry. I look forward to continuing to operate The McEwan Group for the long term with Fairfax as partner. 

"Mark is a very highly regarded chef in Canada that was introduced to us by our partner, Nick Perpick, previously at Prime Restaurants and Cara Operations. Mark has created and grown his company, The McEwan Group, and the McEwan brand with an entrepreneurial focus we look for in all of our partners. We are excited to be Mark's partner in The McEwan Group and Mark has also committed to providing us with expertise that will be beneficial to all of our restaurant investments in the future," said Paul Rivett, President of Fairfax.

Fairfax is a holding company which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and investment management. Fairfax also currently has investments in Cara Operations and The Keg Steakhouse and Bar. 

SOURCE The McEwan Group

For further information: Mark McEwan, 416 444 6262

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