Our franchises Nickels delicatessen


Founded in 1990, Nickels remains the most popular family style Deli in Quebec. Renowned for serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner at prices sure to please your wallet. Keeping with tradition, kids always eat free on Sundays!

As Montreal’s favorite deli, we serve the best smoked meat in town. Remembering our humble beginnings we continue to pay homage to superstar Celine Dion, an original founding partner. Our incredibly indulgent Celine Chocolate Cake has been a menu staple and family favorite for 29 years. 

Our Concept

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Your neighbourhood deli, Nickels is a fun casual diner, created to offer a fusion between old school deli and modern food trends, ready to satisfy your inner comfort food cravings. Whether with friends or family, the menu has a variety of options sure to please. Our Montreal style smoked meat, has been a classic hit since 1990. Our burgers and clubs are loaded with quality ingredients and certain to satisfy the heartiest of appetites.

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At Nickels we are ready to serve up eggs your favorite way, with all the fixings. Our pancakes and house waffles are light and fluffy, with a variety of topping choices to satisfy your cravings both sweet and salty.

Whether a lunch on-the-go or casual dinner our menu is designed for fast service, without compromising quality and flavour. Our go to classic is always our Montreal style smoked meat, but we guarantee there is something for everyone. Our salads are fresh and flavourful, perfect for the health conscious. If you are looking to indulge, our poutines are loaded with your favorite toppings. The homemade lasagna and Sheppard’s pies are guaranteed to satisfy your hunger for comfort food.

True to diner fashion, you cannot leave without trying the best milkshake in town. Made with premium rich ice cream, our assortments of sweet flavours are legendary. Our desserts are just as sinful with diner style banana splits and Sunday’s, New York style cheesecake are rich and decadent. It is clear, why Nickels has been a Montreal Original since 1990!

Franchise conditions

  • One tlme franchise fee of $25,000
  • Unencumbered cash required of $300,000 – $350,000
  • Projected cost: $700,000 – $800,000
  • Royalty fee: 5% of gross sales
  • National Advertising Fund: 2% of gross sales
  • Local advertising 1% of gross sales
  • Conversion +/- $250,000


  • Locations across Canada
  • Trade area of minimum 50,000 population
  • Shopping centers, entertainment centers, free Shopping centers, entertainment centers, free standing buildings in power centers, street locations
  • Urban and suburban locations as well as downtown corridor
  • 3,800-4,200 square feet or more plus patio
  • High Traffic counts and ample parking
  • New builds or retro fit