Manufacturer: Heath China – England
User: Husky House Restaurants – Canada
Distributor: Russell Food Equipment Ltd
Date of mug: 1981
Notes: Husky House Restaurants is a chain of – as of 2023 – more than 30 restaurants in Canada, offering, according to its website, "home-style cooking, friendly service and great value!" Located as part of highway service plazas, they were owned originally by Husky Energy.
Husky Energy began as a small refinery operation in 1938 and grew to become one of Canada's top integrated oil and gas producers. In January 2021, Husky Energy was purchased by Cenovus Energy; however, less than two years later (September 2022) Cenovus sold it retail fuel stations and convenience stores to Parkland and Federated Co-operatives Limited (Co-op). These two companies now own and operate the Husky-branded stations in Canada. According to the Husky website, Parkland and Co-op are in the process of rebranding these stations starting this year (2023).
Also, according to the Husky website: "When you get hungry in the middle of a long trip on the road, a hearty home-cooked meal is all your stomach wants. Husky House Restaurants serve up fresh, hot favourites for all meal times: breakfast, lunch and dinner."
Whether the restaurants will continue to operate as Husky House or be rebranded is not known at this time.
White body Armorlite mug with an orange stripe around the top lip. On the left side of the is the restaurant's logo which consists of an orange outlined square with rounded corners. Inside the square are two large, stacked letter "H". The top "H" is a solid medium blue and the bottom "H" is white outlined in orange.
Mug photos: Edward Babcock
ID: Kathleen Lathom
Author: Ed Phillips