Ottawa's Golden Palace egg rolls make debut at Montreal's Bell Centre

A well-known Ottawa restaurant that supplies Senators fans with its signature egg rolls has expanded to Montreal's Bell Centre.

Bill Kwong now drives egg rolls to Montreal on game days after years of talks

Ottawa's Golden Palace celebrated its 55th anniversary this spring. Its signature egg rolls just started selling at Montreal's Bell Centre, about four years after they made their debut at the Canadian Tire Centre (CBC)

Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens fans don't really like each other, but they may now be able to find some common ground in their arena concession stands.

Last weekend, Golden Palace egg rolls started selling for $7 an order at Montreal's Bell Centre, four years after the well-known Ottawa restaurant's signature dish came to the Canadian Tire Centre.

Bill Kwong has owned Golden Palace for the last five years. (Stu Mills/CBC)

On game days, Golden Palace owner Bill Kwong makes the egg rolls in Ottawa and drives them to Montreal himself.

"Hands-on management, you bet," he said Monday.

Kwong said he's a hockey fan and spent years trying to reach a deal with the Bell Centre, saying working with the Canadiens is "priceless."

He said Senators fans ate around 70,000 egg rolls during the first season they were offered at their arena and he's hoping to sell around that much at Canadiens games.

This is the first true expansion of Golden Palace since Kwong's uncles founded the restaurant in 1960.


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