May 19, 2018 has been set as the date for the Roti Hut’s 35th Anniversary celebrations as one of Toronto’s longest-standing roti restaurants. As a means of thanking their loyal customers and members of the Canadian Caribbean community, the Roti Hut’s May 19 35th Anniversary celebrations will feature a reboot of the restaurants menu from 1982, complete with 35-year-old prices.
The family-run Scarborough roti joint recently announced its May 19 celebrations noting that “even we were surprised at how low prices were.”
“In 1982, we were one of few Caribbean restaurants in the GTA, Pierre Trudeau was PM, and minimum wage was $3.50,” says Owner Vinood Beharry. “We thought it would be a nice gesture to our loyal customers and any new ones – paying homage to just how far we’ve come.”
According to a preview of the May 19 menu, customers will be able to get doubles for $0.75, beef or goat roti for $3.25, potato balls for $0.45 and Grace coconut water for just $0.75. Understandably, their will however be limits to the number of the celebration price purchases customers will be allowed to make on the day. In keeping with the 35 theme, the limits will be three rotis of any type and five sides.
According to Vinood’s wife and Co-Owner Sattie Beharry, the May 19 celebrations will also feature Mark Mosca’s steel pan music. There will also be very special prizes to be won, 35 in number of course, which will include a draw for an El Dorado Rum “35 In A Bucket” gift basket comprised of one bottle each of the brands world famous, 8, 12 and 15 year old rums!
Come May 19, 2018 all roads will sure lead to The Roti Hut’s 351 Pitfield Rd, Scarborough address.