President of Cora restaurant chain found tied up in Laval ditch

A man found tied up in a ditch in Laval is 44-year-old Nicholas Tsouflidis, the president of the Cora chain of breakfast restaurants, police sources have told Radio-Canada.

Mirabel police received a 911 call reporting a kidnapping at around 10 p.m. Wednesday from Tsouflidis's Mirabel home.

Tsouflidis was found around 6 a.m. in a ditch at the side of Montée Champagne, in Laval's Sainte-Dorothée neighbourhood.

He was brought to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Tsouflidis has been the president of the restaurant chain since 2008. His mother, Cora Tsouflidou, opened the first Cora location in 1987.

Investigators from the Sûreté du Québec, assisted by Mirabel municipal police, are looking into the incident.

Provincial police say investigators believe at least two suspects were involved.