Dunn's Famous is a Pastrami, Smoked meat and Cheesecake restaurant chain founded in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1927 by Myer Dunn. Beginning in the 1970s Dunn's Famous began to focus more on Smoked meat, eventually stopping its promotion of Pastrami. In the mid 1980s, Dunn's Famous began to be targeted by Bill 101, and was in trouble for having the English word, "Smoked Meat" on the sign out front. The manager at the time stated that Gérald Godin himself ordered the sandwich by its name. They also fought a ruling to change the name of "Smoked Meat" to "Boeuf Mariné" in order to conform to Quebec Language Law. They won the ruling by appeal by proving that if they didn't advertise "Smoked Meat" they would confuse and anger customers. Due to the work of Myer Dunn, under the new ruling, enacted in 1987, Smoked meat became a word in both Official languages of Canada.
There are currently six locations, which are:
Previous to 2015, Dunn's had one Toronto location at 284 King Street West, formerly a Shopsy's Deli.