The 1984 Location
The Canadian Honker Restaurant & Catering was established in 1984. It was a difficult task considering the owner, Joe Powers, was only 21 years old and the location had 8 restaurants fail in a 10-year period of time. Joe’s passion for the industry and his past working experience at all levels within the restaurant industry helped to convince the bank to give him a loan. Joe opened the Canadian Honker Restaurant in the front of a house that sat 40 guests.
The 1987 Location
In 1987 he built a new restaurant on the main floor of the Bell Tower Motel, located across the street from Mayo Clinic’s St. Mary's Hospital with a seating capacity for guests of 85.
The 1998-Current Location
In 1998 the Canadian Honker bought land directly across from St. Marys Hospital on Second Street and built a beautiful 8,000 square foot state of the art facility Today, the facility is a bustling and welcoming environment that seats up to 165 guests and estimates it has served more than 3 million customers since opening its doors. The restaurant features outdoor seating, a full service bar, live entertainment, clothing and merchandise with plenty of free parking.