Mr. Donair Meat Snacks
“The Original” Mr. DonairTM story dates back to the early 1960s when two brothers, Peter and John immigrated with their family from Greece to Nova Scotia, a small Province found on the east coast of Canada. Their family had a love for the Greek GYRO from their homeland, so Peter opened a pizza shop in Halifax, Nova Scotia to introduce & share their love of the GYRO with Haligonians. In those early days, the GYRO recipe traditionally served with Tzatziki sauce wasn’t quite right for the folks of Halifax so Peter came up with a new east coast twist on the GYRO; he created an original recipe using ground beef, secret spices and a sweet sauce. He called it DONAIR, a name that came to him when someone asked what the new recipe was called & he glanced at the word “Doner” on the meat rotisserie machine. Needless to say, it was a huge hit, DONAIR was born…and the rest is history! From that point on the former traditional GYRO had born the legend of DONAIR.
Peter went on to establish “THE ORIGINAL” MR. DONAIR ™️ and open Mr. Donair Ltd., a supplier of Donair products for pizza and restaurant customers which he ran with the help of his brother John. Today, over 60 years later, “The Original” ™️ Mr. Donair brand lives on & is owned and marketed by TONY’S MEATS in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. “The Original” ™️ Mr. DONAIR & GYRO products are sold nationwide across Canada and are now available in the USA!