Toronto is one of few places where a Finnish restaurant could transform into one of the city’s most beloved dive bars over the course of 40 years.
Bistro 422, affectionately nicknamed “The Beast,” has become known as a source for cheap shots and lethal mini pitchers with an awesomely grungy back patio, but before it developed this reputation it was opened as a restaurant serving Finnish food.
It was originally opened in 1984 by Devinder Chopra and Arja Chopra, who immigrated to Canada in the 1970s from India and Finland respectively.
Walmart Canada is trialing in-store ghost kitchens that offer restaurant meals and convenience items from well-known brands, according to a press release. The first location opened last week inside a St. Catharines, Ontario, Walmart store, with four more locations set to add Ghost Kitchen Brands spots later this year.
Shoppers can select meals from restaurants like Quiznos, Saladworks, Taco del Mar and The Cheesecake Factory Bakery, and from CPG brands like Ben & Jerry’s, Red Bull and Beyond Meat. Orders are prepared in an on-site kitchen and available for pickup or delivery through third-party apps like