Our franchises Big Rig kitchen & brewery


Big Rig Kitchen & Brewery teamed up with brew master Lon Ladell to create a microbrewery concept that sets a benchmark in the Canadian class of beer.  Our name pays tribute to Chris Phillips, former Senators defenceman. Our beer leaves a lasting impression as impactful as a check into the boards by The Rig himself.  The Big Rig brand has been turning heads in both the restaurant and beer markets. Our forward momentum attitude for growth and recognition across Canada is why we guarantee you will love our beer!

”Brewing award winning beers with the best possible ingredients, and time honoured practices fuels my passion for the craft. I do it all for the love of beer.”

Lon Ladell


These three simple phrases are at the core of Big Rig Kitchen & Brewery. We are a microbrewery; committed to serving the best beer and a menu of comfort food favorites! Kick back and relax with friends in our casual, fun inspired atmosphere that is destined to unleash the inner beer drinker in you!

The best friendships are built from shared experience. We believe surrounding yourself with friends and family while you catch sports game or talk shop over a draft during a 5 à 7 at the bar. We encourage you to reminisce on the playful times; challenge your friends to a dart match, table game, or kick-it ‘old school’ with our retro arcades. All ideal ways of enjoy Big Rig with your ‘fave’ crew of friends.

Our Concept


Our menu is just as epic as the beer! Bite into one of our juicy burgers, Maryland fried chicken, or Barbacoa tacos.  From nachos, poutine, to the cheesiest Mac & Cheese, we got all your cravings covered.  Whatever you do, you can’t leave Big Rig without trying our awesome wings! We try not to brag but we are bold enough to say they are hands down the BEST!

Because, let’s be honest, no good story starts with a salad!


Good times happen when you least expect them. Big Rig is ready to offer you moments you will come to cherish. Come by for a beer tasting with friends at one of our locations, or a trip to our Tap Room in Kanata, Ontario and see where great things happen! We make the beer; you make the memories!

No matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of beers with a friend. For the love of beer!

Franchise conditions

  • Investissement requis (frais démarrage) de 350 000 à 400 000 $
  • Capital de démarrage requis (non grevés) de 180 000 à 225 000 $
  • Frais de franchise : 30 000 $
  • Redevances de franchise : 6 % des ventes brutes
  • Fonds national de publicité : 2 % des ventes brutes
  • Publicité locale : 1 % des ventes brutes
  • One tlme franchise fee of $40,000
  • Unencumbered cash required of $480,000 – $525,000
  • Projected cost: $1,400,000 – $1,600,000
  • Royalty fee: 5% of gross sales
  • National Advertising Fund: 2% of gross sales
  • Local advertising 1% of gross sales


  • Locations across North America
  • Trade area of minimum 75,000 population
  • Shopping centers, entertainment centers, free standing buildings in power centers, street locations
  • Urban and suburban locations as well as downtown corridor
  • 6,000 square feet with patio
  • High visibility with adequate signage
  • New builds or retro fit