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Mike Cohen makes a stop for rotisserie chicken at Au Coq

    Au Coq has been part of the Quebec restaurant landscape for more than 60 years.  Since 2019 it has been part of the Foodtastic group (foodtastic.ca), which was enough to get my attention when I was in Dollard des Ormeaux and looking for a place to eat on Sources Blvd.

    There are presently 10 Au Coq franchises in Quebec (Dollard, St. Laurent, Marché Central, Hochelaga, Montreal East, St. Leonard, Central Station downtown and Gatineau). Opening soon will be locations in Terrebonne and Île-Perrot.

    The Dollard spot is situated in a strip shopping centre with plenty of parking. There are about 50 seats. You line up at the counter to place your order and within 10 minutes your name is called. Soft drinks are self-serve.

    I enjoyed a chicken and ribs combo, with a bun, coleslaw and the crinkled French Fries I like so much.  The chicken breast was juicy, and the ribs easily slid off the bone. Au Coq of course is noted for its own delivery service and there were several cars with its iconic logo in the lot. 

    From humble beginnings, a family of Quebec poultry farmers launched their first Au Coq rotisserie chicken restaurant in 1960. A Quebec institution, Rénald Benny grew the family business, which has continued to evolve over the last 50 years. Honouring family tradition, Foodtastic continues to follow the secret recipes passed down through the generations. Au Coq offers the juiciest chicken with irresistible golden, caramelized colour, and tenderness in every bite.  The prices are very reasonable. My meal, which included a piece of pie for dessert, cost only $23 with tax.

    Au Coq was founded by a family that values the importance of sharing a meal with loved ones. They created the quick-service concept for customers to grab dinner on the go, making it easy to provide a quality meal for families. They serve locally sourced, grain-fed poultry, air chilled, never frozen.  

    Au Coq prides itself on specializing in fast takeout and delivery service. Dinner never has to be complicated;  locations are designed to make takeout simple and easy, always with a smile from the Au Coq team.  

    There are several items I intend to try upon future visits such as the unique crinkle-cut fry poutine, topped with rotisserie chicken and homemade gravy. The menu showcases the Au Coq chicken in so many ways, you are sure to come back for more. The club sandwich is loaded with their delicious chicken while the hot chicken sandwich is a hearty comfort food choice.  If you want to keep it healthy and flavourful, try one of their simple fresh salads or chicken wraps.

    Au Coq has perfected its slow cooking technique and served the tender, juicy ribs I so much enjoyed. Get the best of both with our chicken and rib combos, served with homemade coleslaw and fries.

    Mike Cohen

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