Salisbury House

The Salisbury House restaurant chain has been serving quality food for 85+ years in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada. Known locally as “Sals”, the chain is considered an iconic Winnipeg institution. The first Salisbury House restaurant opened to downtown Winnipeg in 1931 by founder Ralph Erwin, who named his new eatery after the Salisbury Steak. Erwin was not fond of the term “hamburger” so he named his now famous burger a “Nip” making reference to a small “nip” or “bite’”of Salisbury Steak. In 1979, Erwin sold his majority interest in the chain to a group of investors. In 2001, a group of local businessmen brought the ownership of Salisbury House back to Winnipeg from the previous Montreal based owners. This group included majority shareholders Earl and Cheryl Barish. In 2006 Earl became President and CEO of Salisbury House of Canada Ltd. The balance of ownership consists of local businessmen and professionals including Winnipeg native Burton Cummings, the lead singer of the world famous rock group The Guess Who. In 2016, an ownership group consisting of Winnipeg restaurateur Noel Bernier, the Metis Economic Development Fund (MEDF), David Filmon and a number of current Salisbury House senior management continue the tradition that is Sals in Manitoba. Currently there are 9 FULL SERVICE Family Restaurant locations which are open 24 hours and 4 Sals Xpress Restaurants. Sals also operates seasonal locations at 2 Major Winnipeg Sports Stadiums, 2 Community Golf Courses, as well as at the Health Sciences Centre which is the largest Hospital complex in Winnipeg. There are approximately 500 people within the Sals Family enjoying a wide array of careers in food preparation and service, restaurant management and warehouse logistics to name a few. Many have been with our company for 20, 30 and 40+ years! Salisbury House is famous for its Nips, its vast breakfast menu, classic desserts such as the one of a kind Wafer Pie, Classic Red Velvet Cake, loose leaf teas, and of course Salisbury House brand freshly brewed coffee. Recently, the new 2015 menu was introduced at all Family Restaurants, which are open 24 hours! All of our time tested classic recipes and traditional favorites are still available along with many new and exciting breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices.