Sunset Grill is Ontario’s number one destination for great breakfast and lunch!
Our story is quite simple. In 1985 our founder, Angelo Christou, opened Sunset Grill’s doors for the first time in the Beaches area of Toronto, Ontario. Armed with the basic philosophy that Fresh is Tastiest™, Sunset Grill quickly developed long lineups of loyal customers. With huge popularity and consistent service, it quickly became the place to be for the best breakfast in town.
It is said that when something works, don’t change it. After more than 30 years in business, we realize that while the world around us has evolved, our concept and methods have not changed. After all, good food, fast service and a pleasant experience is what a successful restaurant is all about.
Our food and preparation methods are 5-star inspired and quality is never sacrificed. All our menu items are cooked fresh to order using healthy methods: flat top grills, pat dry bacon and nothing is ever deep fried. With choices such as our famous bacon and 3 eggs for breakfast or our flagship Sunset Burgers for lunch, we invite you try our restaurants for an experience you can count on!
Did you Know?
The California inspired concept was named after the Don Henley hit song “Sunset Grill”.
The History of Sunset Grill
2018 – April
Sunset Grill commits to sustainability with new environmentally friendly take-out packaging. The new clamshell take-out containers are made from 100% unbleached natural fiber, and post-consumer recycled paper. The take-out platters are made from molded fiber pulp compostable bases and feature recyclable plastic lids. Sunset Grill is also making the shift to biodegradable straws and encourages guests to only use plastic straws if necessary.
With more than 75 restaurants spanning across Ontario and Alberta, Sunset Grill is presented with a 15-year milestone award for demonstrating dedication to Franchise Excellence through continued membership with the Canadian Franchise Association.
2018 – February
In celebration of Sunset Grill’s 10th Annual Pancake Tuesday Campaign, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) presents Sunset Grill with a Corporate Champion Award for Community Impact. This award recognizes valued partners of the CCS that have made a significant contribution to raising funds and promoting awareness to the cause. Together, we have successfully raised $97,144 since the launch of the event in 2009.
2017 – November 30
Today we say goodbye to a dear member of our Sunset Grill family.
Mike Votsis worked alongside Angelo Christou and Sunset Grill for more than 32 years and played a big role in growing the brand. He helped his son, Tom Votsis, buy and open the very first and very successful Sunset Grill Franchise at Winston Churchill and Eglinton in Mississauga.
Mike was always happy and positive and had a very contagious giggle. Mike was loved by all the staff and customers. He was a one of a kind beautiful person! Thank you Little Mike for all the amazing times we had together. You will missed by all of us.
2016 – July
Sunset Grill is proud to announce our commitment to sourcing and serving 100% cage-free eggs in all of our Canadian restaurants by 2025. Find our full statement here.
2015 – May
Sunset Grill opens in our Nation’s Capital – Ottawa – in the newly re-developed Lansdowne Park entertainment facility.
2015 – March 20
Sunset Grill turns 30! Guests enjoy complimentary coffee during our Customer Appreciation Week. Thank you to all of our loyal guests, hard-working staff, and dedicated franchisees for 30 years of support.
Sunset Grill opens its first out-of-province breakfast restaurant in St. Albert, Alberta.
Sunset Grill sells its 100th franchise.
With a total of 45 locations across Ontario, Sunset Grill is recognized for 10 years of Franchise Excellence through continued membership with the Canadian Franchise Association.
2011 – June 24
Sunset Grill is awarded the Tops in Hospitality Award in recognition of the Greatest Percentage Increase – Restaurant Category awarded by Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine.
Say good morning to Sunset Grill the franchise! With our original stores enjoying mass success, Sunset Grill begins franchising with our Mississauga store on the corner of Winston Churchill and Eglinton.
Sunset Grill wins its first Toronto Sun Readers’ Choice Award for Best Breakfast, and continues to place in the Best Breakfast winning category every year.
1995 – 2002: The Early Years
Sunset Grill opens three additional Famous All Day Breakfast™ restaurants in downtown Toronto and becomes the go-to spot for fresh-made breakfast and lunch.
1985: The Grand Opening
March 20th, 1985: The original Sunset Grill opens its doors on Queen Street in the Beaches area of Toronto as a 28-seat, one-shift breakfast and lunch operation.