Chicken Burger Diner Restaurant | Halifax Airport & Bedford, Nova Scotia

A Legacy That Will Last a Lifetime

Posted Jul 17, 2014

It is with deep regret, we announce the passing of Mrs. Bernice Innes, founder of The Chickenburger. Mrs.Innes leaves behind a legacy of raising a family, while also building and managing a family business, The Chickenburger, which she founded in 1940 with her husband Jack. Together, they created a Canadian gem reputed to be the oldest drive-in diner in Canada.  In 2007, when The Chickenburger changed hands to the MacDonald family, Mrs.Innes continued to be an integral part of the ‘Chick,’ greeting customers who had become friends over the years and reminiscing with employees who were like an extended family. 

In 2010, Mrs.Innes shared her memories of the last 70 years at The Chickenburger in a book dedicated to her husband entitled, “The Life and Times of The Chickenburger”. She chose for the proceeds of the book be donated to charity and to date, her memoirs have raised over $20,000 for charity and, is on its way to becoming a Canadian bestseller.

On behalf of The Chickenburger and Micco Companies, we extend our deepest sympathies to Mrs. Innes’ family. Mrs. Innes, affectionately known as “The Chickenburger Lady,” touched many lives and leaves a lasting legacy where she will always be remembered.