Kelly & Carlos O’Bryan’s at 2910 Kilpatrick Ave. in Courtenay is set to open Tuesday. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Kelly & Carlos O’Bryan’s set to open Tuesday in Courtenay

Six months after announcing the latest franchise of Kelly & Carlos O’Bryan’s restaurant for the Comox Valley, the restaurant is set to open Tuesday in Courtenay.

With a dose of Irish cheer, the latest location – at 2910 Kilpatrick Ave. – is set to serve up good quality comfort food at reasonable prices, according to Chris Pooli, operations manager for the company.

“We only have one other location on the Island in Nanaimo, and we believe the population can support us,” he noted, and added the restaurant has two parts – Kelly O’Bryan’s which is a family-style restaurant, and Carlos O’Bryan’s, a neighbourhood pub.

Pooli said the space – which formerly housed Applebee’s and Chad’s West Coast Grill and Bar – was completely gutted inside and customized to the restaurant which he describes as warm and lively.

With the slogan ‘eat, drink and be Irish,’ the restaurant is aiming to launch its first promotion, beginning four weeks out from St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), with prizes each week for customers including tablets and televisions.

With a staff of 40 people all hired from within the community, Pooli added the restaurant and staff are excited to be in the Valley.

Currently, the franchise has locations across the province including Kamloops, Kelowna, Kitsilano, West Kelowna, Vernon and New Westminister.

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