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Mary Brown’s Chicken, MB Chicken Internationally, is the largest Canadian quick serve chicken restaurant.

The Mary Brown’s story started in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, on the east coast of Canada, in 1969. While much has changed since that time, the brand remains true to its commitment to providing delicious food and genuine hospitality at every visit. It’s been that way for more than 55 years – and always will be.

From three stores in Newfoundland in 1969, the brand’s reputation for mouth-watering food quickly led to store openings across Canada; but it wasn’t until 2007 that Mary Brown’s growth really accelerated. That’s when Newfoundland entrepreneur, Gregory Roberts, acquired the brand. Greg’s passion and commitment to excellence led to rapid expansion throughout Canada. In fact, under Greg’s leadership, the brand has more than tripled its store count. Today, there are over 260 stores across Canada, with international openings in the UK, Ireland, Mexico, Pakistan and India in 2024 and beyond.

How Does Mary Brown’s Consistently Rise above the Competition?

Made Fresh from Scratch Menu

Mary Brown’s Signature Chicken and Taters are made from fresh, whole, Grade A chickens and farm fresh potatoes. Our Big Mary® Sandwich is made from a whole chicken breast, handcrafted and cooked to golden perfection. Mary Brown’s menu is delicious and crave-able, bringing Guests back time and again. Our food is prepared daily in-store using our unique batter and breading, along with our special marinade and our own proprietary cooking method.

Proprietary Cooker

Our cooking technology is exclusive to MB Chicken, and creates results that can’t be duplicated. Unlike traditional pressure-cooking, MB’s heat-based cooker retains natural flavours and ensures a light, golden, crispy result every time.

Breading Recipe

MB Chicken’s breading recipe is one-of-a-kind, our ‘secret’ mix of flour and herbs created over 50 years ago and still being used and loved today.

Premium Ingredients

Whether it’s our chicken, potatoes, buns, dipping sauces, salads or more, the highest local quality is assured in every ingredient in every menu item. Attention to quality is our foundation for delicious.

Commitment to Franchisees

Our 55+ year history as an iconic Canadian franchise is matched only by our commitment to our Franchisees. Mary Brown’s has won the Canadian Franchise Association’s Franchisees’ Choice Award 13 years in a row. That’s an honour only a handful of franchises can claim – and proof that integrity and mutual respect are our top priorities.


Across Canada

55+Years in Business

And Counting

18Consecutive Years Same Store Sales Growth

Grow With Us

14Years Consecutive Franchisees’ Choice Award Winner

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