From our family to yours

Lesters is in its third generation with Bonnie Lester and Henry Mizrahi. "I love this business because I love the way our products make people feel" explains Henry, "nourishing moments of comfort and happiness, is truly our company's purpose".

FOR THE LAST 90 YEARS LESTERS HAS BEEN PART OF THE QUEBEC LANDSCAPE

Lesters has been with you for 90 years, on your road trips, vacations, and on any given weekday… Our hot dogs steal the show every year at your favorite snack bar, and in your grocer’s counters. Whether served in their iconic wrappers or at home, on your favorite plate, they are always at the heart of the famous trios enjoyed without ceremony on the hood of the family car or by the side of the swimming pool. All of Lesters products are proudly made in Quebec, our name is part of Quebec’s landscape, of our traditions, and of that special bond that unites Quebecers and their favorite snack bars.

NOURISHING MOMENTS OF COMFORT AND HAPPINESS

It is no surprise that a great many of Quebec’s snack bars, trailers, French fry shacks and luncheonettes choose Lesters products. Wherever you go in this great province, you will find us along the way! We are part of your vacations, and your memories. From Gaspésie to Abitibi and from Sept-Iles to Papineauville, steamed, toasted, plain or all dressed, Lesters always delivers the very best flavour and quality that have made our reputation.

For all your tastes, likes and cravings, Lesters continues to feed all of Quebec’s generations.

LESTERS FOR FOOD SERVICE

If you are a restaurant owner, a retailer or a distributor looking for unique and delicious hot dogs, smoked meat, and deli products we want to hear from you. Stadiums, arenas, golf courses, entertainment centers and snack bars all over Canada have been serving the unbeatable taste of Lesters hot dogs for decades. They know they’ll get the quality that will keep customers coming back for more ! CONTACT US

LESTERS, A PIONEER IN THE MONTREAL SMOKED MEAT STORY

In 1925, Max Lester left Eastern Europe and arrived in Canada with the family’s secret recipe for making smoked meat.

A LEGEND IS BORN

In 1931, Max opened a delicatessen on Montreal’s famed and historic St. Lawrence Blvd, better known as "the Main". This was a family affair, with wife Rose and their children Moe, Joe and Helen, all helping to serve customers 7 days a week. The deli quickly became a Montreal favorite, thanks to its famous smoked meat sandwiches. As the popularity and demand for his products grew, Max Lester began selling his products to other restaurants and grocery stores. The Lesters story began to grow.

A SECOND GENERATION DREAMS BIG

As a young boy, Moe Lester dreamed of giving all Canadians the opportunity to discover the family's unique and delicious smoked meat. In 1964, his dream became a reality with the construction of a 15,000 square foot plant. The success of this new company was so strong that the plant could not keep up with demand for its smoked meat, hot dogs, salami and many other deli products. In 1971, Lesters moved into a new 40,000 square foot plant in Laval, then a Montreal suburb now the third larget city in Quebec. Once again, the plant outgrew its capacity and so a major expansion was undertaken bringing the total size to 140,000 square feet!

ONE OF THE LARGEST IN CANADA

It's now the third generation's turn to dream. Henry Mizrahi and Bonnie Lester perpetuate Moe Lester’s passion and dedication in producing great tasting products. They continue to invest in plant upgrades and state of the art equipment and technology, ensuring the strictest quality standards possible. They too initiated an expansion, bringing the plant to 160, 000 square feet. Today, Lesters is one of the largest privately-held meat companies in Canada, selling more than 250 different products.

LESTERS CELEBRATES ITS 90TH ANNIVERSARY!

2021 marks Lesters 90th anniversary. 90 years of providing moments of comfort and happiness! All thanks to the quality of the products that have made our reputation. None of this could have been possible without the sustained efforts and dedication of our employees, and the loyalty of our customers. And that’s just a start because Lesters is growing. We will continue to innovate and surprise you. But one thing that will never change is that Lesters will continue to make memories taste great for many years to come!

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