Canadian Franchise Association Announces 2017 Franchisees' Choice Designees

Canadian Franchise Association Announces 2017 Franchisees’ Choice Designees

(Toronto, ON) April 4, 2017… The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) (www.cfa.ca) announced the recipients of the 2017 Franchisees’ Choice Designation last night at a gala awards presentation during the 26th annual CFA National Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This is the seventh year for the annual awards program and, to recognize franchise systems that have been awarded the Franchisees’ Choice Designation multiple years in a row, CFA has introduced special 5, 6, and 7-year logos that these companies can use to promote their consistent high marks from franchisees.

“The true strength of a franchise system lies in the mutually-rewarding relationship between a franchisor and its franchisees,” says Lorraine McLachlan, CFA President and Chief Executive Officer. “Being a Franchisees’ Choice designee is a high honour because the high rankings in franchisee satisfaction come directly from the franchisees themselves. To earn that honour year over year is especially significant because it shows that these recipients are consistently earning high marks from their franchisees.”

The Franchisees’ Choice designees are CFA member franchise systems who voluntarily took part in an independently-administered survey. Their franchisees were asked to rate the franchisor in key areas of the franchise business model, including leadership; business planning and marketing; training and support; ongoing operations; and the relationship between the franchisor and franchisee. In order to qualify for this designation, a minimum of 10 per cent of a brand’s franchisees must participate. In many cases, franchisee responses were significantly higher.

In the due diligence process of investigating a franchise opportunity, speaking with existing franchisees about the opportunity being explored is essential. For prospective franchisees, the Franchisees’ Choice Designation identifies that a franchise brand has received solid endorsement and ratings from its franchisees. The 2017 Franchisees’ Choice designees are representative of the spectrum of franchise opportunities and the diversity and excellence of CFA members.

Regardless of any awards or recognitions a franchise system may receive, CFA strongly recommends that prospective franchisees conduct thorough due diligence. CFA offers an array of products and events for prospective franchisees, including CFA’s official online franchise directory LookforaFranchise.ca, FranchiseCanada magazine, the annual FranchiseCanada Directory and The Franchise Show, Canada’s largest franchise-only exhibition held across Canada.

For more information about the Franchisees’ Choice Designation program, visit www.awardsprogram.ca.

2017 CFA Franchisees’ Choice Designees

The 2017 CFA Franchisees’ Choice designees are (in alphabetical order):

Franchise System Industry Category
A&W Food Services Canada Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Alair Homes Home – Improvement / Renovation / Restoration
BeaverTails Pastry Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Bento Sushi Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Bin There Dump That Commercial / Residential Services
Bloomtools Canada Computer / Software / Internet
Boston Pizza Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms
Browns Socialhouse Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms
Canadian Residential Inspection Services Home – Inspection Services
CertaPro Painters Painting Services
Clintar Landscape Management Lawn & Garden Supplies / Services
COBS Bread Food – Grocery / Speciality Shops
Comfort Keepers Senior Services /  Home Care / Transition
Cultures Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Driverseat Designated Driving / Transportation Services
DRUXY’S Famous Deli Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Edo Japan Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms
FASTSIGNS Sign Products & Services
Fire-Alert Mobile Extinguishers Fire Prevention / Safety & Security
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa Health / Fitness / Nutrition
Heart To Homes Meals Senior Services / Home Care / Transition
Hickory Dickory Decks Home – Improvement / Renovation / Restoration
Home Instead Senior Care Senior Services / Home Care / Transition
Instant Imprints Canada Advertising / Marketing / Promotional Products & Services
Liberty Tax Service Accounting / Tax Services
Lice Squad.com Children’s Products & Services
Liquid Capital Canada Financial / Cash Services
Little Caesars Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Little Kickers Children’s Products & Services
Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Massage Addict Health / Fitness / Nutrition
Metropolitan Movers Commercial / Residential Services
Mr. Rooter Plumbing Commercial / Residential Services
OPA! of Greece Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Par-T-Perfect Party Planners Inc. Home Based Businesses
Pizza Nova Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Pizza Pizza Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Pop-A-Lock Commercial / Residential Services
Postcard Portables Sign Products & Services
Print Three Franchising Printing / Copying / Shipping
PropertyGuys.com Real Estate
PuroClean Canada Home – Improvement / Renovation / Restoration
Quesada Burritos and Tacos Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Sangster’s Health Centres Health / Fitness / Nutrition
Scholars Education Centre Educational Products & Services
Speedpro Signs and Imaging Sign Products & Services
Symposium Café Restaurant & Lounge Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms
The Lunch Lady Children’s Products & Services
THE TEN SPOT Beauty Bars Hair & Nail Salons / Spas
TREND Transformations Home – Improvement / Renovation / Restoration
Triple O’s Food – Quick Service Restaurants
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Commercial / Residential Services
UCMAS Mental Math Schools Educational Products & Services
Villa Madina Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Vin Bon Wine Making
White Spot Restaurants Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms
Williams Fresh Café Food – Quick Service Restaurants

 

2017 Five-Year CFA Franchisees’ Choice Designees
The following companies have earned the Franchisees’ Choice Designation five years in a row (in alphabetical order):

 

Franchise System Industry Category
DRUXY’S Famous Deli Food – Quick Service Restaurants
FASTSIGNS Sign Products & Services
Speedpro Signs and Imaging Sign Products & Services

 

2017 Six-Year CFA Franchisees’ Choice Designees
The following companies have earned the Franchisees’ Choice Designation six years in a row (in alphabetical order):

 

Franchise System Industry Category
Comfort Keepers Senior Services /  Home Care / Transition
Lice Squad.com Children’s Products & Services
Liquid Capital Canada Financial / Cash Services
PuroClean Canada Home – Improvement / Renovation / Restoration

 

2017 Seven-Year CFA Franchisees’ Choice Designees
The following companies have earned the Franchisees’ Choice Designation seven years in a row (in alphabetical order):

 

Franchise System Industry Category
Boston Pizza Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms
CertaPro Painters Painting Services
COBS Bread Food – Grocery / Speciality Shops
Edo Japan Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Home Instead Senior Care Senior Services / Home Care / Transition
Liberty Tax Service Accounting / Tax Services
Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Pizza Nova Food – Quick Service Restaurants
PropertyGuys.com Real Estate
Sangster’s Health Centres Health / Fitness / Nutrition
Symposium Café Restaurant & Lounge Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Commercial / Residential Services
UCMAS Mental Math Schools Educational Products & Services

 

About the Canadian Franchise Association
The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) is the recognized authority on franchising in Canada. With over 600 corporate members representing many of Canada’s best- and lesser-known brands and 40,000 franchisees nation-wide, CFA is the indispensable resource for the franchise community and advocates on behalf of franchisors and franchisees in Canada to enhance and protect the franchise business model. CFA promotes excellence in franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise opportunities and proper due diligence through its many events, programs, publications, and websites (www.cfa.ca, www.LookforaFranchise.ca, and www.FranchiseAwareness.ca).

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