Joseph Richard Group is a collection of unique ventures owned by André “Joseph” Bourque and Ryan “Richard” Moreno. Since 2002 the JRG team has opened 27 establishments together, constantly fine-tuning our concepts according to the needs of our clientele. What sets us apart is our dedication to the Guest experience; an unwavering commitment to exceptional service, top quality offerings, and a team of likeminded people-loving staff.
André “Joseph” Bourque and Ryan “Richard” Moreno met in elementary school and have been best friends ever since. Starting as bartenders in their late teens, they have always thrived in the culture of restaurants, hospitality, and nightclubs. The duo opened their first location together in 2002 and have been growing the Joseph Richard Group brand exponentially ever since. Current business include Micky’s Irish Public House, The Henry Public House, Edith & Arthur Public House, The Hemingway Public House, Oak & Thorne Public House, The Buck & Ear Bar and Grill, seven Townhall Public Houses, and three S+L Kitchen & Bar locations. Many other exciting concepts are in the works including Blank Canvas Catering, Barber Shops, a Bakery, a Test Kitchen, Sudo Asian Kitchen, Rise & Shine Cafe, and a chef-driven restaurant concept in collaboration with Director of Culinary Operations Chef Matthew Stowe.
It’s all about you. At Joseph Richard Group, the Guest experience is the guiding principal for all that we do. With our top quality offerings, notable culinary team, and genuinely kind hearted service staff, you should always expect the best from us; its what we expect from ourselves! You’ve got memories to make, and we’re tirelessly dedicated to making them perfect.
We are exceptionally proud of the many men and women who stand behind the Joseph Richard Group brand to deliver the very best to every single guest, every single day. This includes Director of Culinary Operations Chef Matthew Stowe (winner of Top Chef Canada 2012), and Corporate Chef David Jorge (winner of MasterChef Canada Season 3). Joseph Richard Group offers high-level Management positions to more females than any other Hospitality Group in Canada and is a company that celebrates diversity.