PARKSVILLE, B.C. — A new Ricky’s All Day Grill location opened in Parksville, B.C. yesterday.
The new location is owned by Ken and Jackie Aarbo, with their daughter Rayelle acting as the general manager. As proprietors of the Arbutus Grove Motel since 2003, the Aarbo family was always interested in adding a restaurant since as Ken Aarbo says “motels and restaurants go together like bread and butter”.
The stylish 4,200 sq. ft. upscale casual restaurant and bar seats up to 130 and employs approximately 35 staff. It boasts an open-concept layout with nautical inspired decor, free parking and a walkway built specifically to make it easy for guests of the Arbutus Grove Motel to visit Ricky’s.
“We’re pleased to serve Ricky’s family favourites amid friendly surroundings to our hotel guests and the general public,” says Aarbo. “We welcome folks who’ve dined before at a Ricky’s, as well as those unfamiliar with the restaurant chain, to give it a try. We guarantee they’ll find something they like on our extensive menu.”
The menu features Ricky’s favourites such as Eggs Benedict and its signature Brekkie-Bowls. Lunch includes sandwiches and fresh, never frozen Certified Alberta Angus beef burgers while dinner features authentic Global Bowls, Rigatoni Rose with Chorizo and hand-and-beer battered Ocean Wise Fish & Chips.
There’s also an ice-cream bar at Ricky’s Parksville, where guests can indulge in classic and gourmet milkshakes, soft-serve cones and ice-cream sundaes — all available for dine-in our take-out.
“We’re delighted to add Parksville to our growing chain of family-style restaurants and know it will be a popular place for travellers and locales alike to gather,” says Stacey Hansson, senior vice-president of Ricky’s Family-Style Restaurants.
The addition of the Arbutus Grove Motel increases the number of Ricky’s hotel locations to 23.