Our evolution from a single sports bar into one of Canada's top brands is defined by perseverance and teamwork. Inspired by our namesake and other great sports figures, we believe that anything is possible. Our story proves it.
Opening the first location
The first Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill restaurant opened in 1985 in Toronto, Ontario. The Eglinton Street location operated quietly, initially serving the local community as a sports bar. Yet entrepreneurial investor Fred Lopreiato recognized the brand’s potential, purchasing it within its early years of operation.
Entering the world of franchising
Opened on King Street West, our first franchised location is still going strong today. Since then we've franchised an additional 30+ restaurants across Ontario and parts of Western Canada.
Celebrating 30 years
Even after three decades in business we weren't about to rest on our success. Innovative new menu items, a better fan experience and upgrades to our restaurants are just a few of the ways we've stepped up our game.
25+ Locations, Countless Memories
We've come a long way but our story is far from over. Join us as we continue to grow and provide fans with the ultimate destination for watching the game over great food and great drinks.
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