The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro has opened its first Toronto location on the Danforth. The new location is owned and operated by Zaki Zahur, who has over 10 years of experience in the foodservice industry with some of Canada’s leading restaurant brands.
To celebrate the grand opening, The WORKS Toronto Danforth served complimentary food and encouraged customers to make a donation to the Pape Food Bank. The new Toronto menu features burgers named by local celebrities including Trish Stratus, Ben Mulroney and members of the Toronto Argonauts. Additional Toronto locations are expected to open in Leaside, the Beaches and Bloor West.
“The WORKS is bringing its gourmet burgers to new neighbourhoods across Ontario and we are ecstatic to finally be open in the Toronto community,” says Andy O’Brien, President and CEO of The WORKS. “We’re proud to offer our guests, both new and old, the ultimate gourmet burger experience in our new urban factory bistro.”
The WORKS is expected to open eight new locations in 2012, two of which are currently under construction in Waterloo and Peterborough. In total, The WORKS plans to open 50 new locations in communities across Canada, including Calgary and Halifax.
Premier Mobility Announces Expansion Plans
Home healthcare franchise Premier Mobility and Health Products is expanding with the opening of six new locations.
“We are proud to announce the opening of six new franchise territories in Southern Ontario,” says Jim Karagiannis, President of Premier Mobility Franchise Group Inc. “Our new franchisees will help grow the business as they bring a great wealth of customer service experience and are passionate about the needs of our clients.”
Premier Mobility is a home-based franchise with a mobile component that allows franchisees to provide personalized service in customers’ homes. “Our clients will not only be able to touch and feel our equipment, but also actually test and operate them in the comfort of their home,” says Karagiannis.
Territories are currently available across Canada. New franchisees receive comprehensive training and continuous support from head office.
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BOSTON PIZZA INTERNATIONAL INC.
Boston Pizza is Canada's No. 1 casual dining brand with 340+ locations across the country and 2011 annual sales in excess of $904 million. We are Canadian owned and operated with over 45 years of proven success and franchise growth. We are one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies since 1993 and Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in both 2007 and 2008. Boston Pizza is headquartered in Richmond, BC, with regional offices in Mississauga, ON, and Laval, QC.
Franchise Units Canada: 340 USA: 50 Other: 1
Corporate Units Canada: 3 USA: 2
In Business Since: 1964
Franchising Since: 1968
Franchise Fee: $60K
Investment Required: $600K-$800K
Available Territories: All of Canada, US
CFA Member Since: 1992
Join the leaders in a booming industry! Comfort Keepers provides non-medical in-home care for the elderly and others who need assistance with the activities of daily living. Our franchisees come from many walks of life, but they all have in common a passion for helping people retain their dignity and independence. We have become one of the fastest growing global franchises in our industry. We have a Canadian-based management team who are committed to the growth of this rewarding business.
Franchise Units Canada: 45 USA: 650 Other: 15
Corporate Units Canada: 1
In Business Since: 1998
Franchising Since: 1999
Franchise Fee: $39.5
Investment Required: $88K-$110K
Available Territories: All of Canada
CFA Member Since: 2004
MAACO SYSTEMS CANADA, INC.
Is Maaco for you? Do you have the desire to own your own business? Have you missed birthdays and anniversaries while away on business? Have you stayed in one too many hotels or caught one too many flights? Do you have $85,000 in unencumbered cash? Do you have a net worth of at least $350,000? Are you motivated and want to control your own destiny? Our owners come from every profession: engineers, accountants, bankers...do you share what they have in common? If so, call now.
Franchise Units Canada: 34 USA: 500
In Business Since: 1972
Franchising Since: 1974
Franchise Fee: $30K
Investment Required: $299K-$330K
Training: 4 weeks in US + 3 man weeks on site
Available Territories: All of Canada
CFA Member Since: 1979
The Melting Pot Opens in Richmond Hill
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Fionn MacCool’s, with its true Irish tradition, is fast becoming a consumer’s top choice. We are looking for self-motivated entrepreneurs with a passion for hands-on management who are looking for an opportunity to operate their own business. Known for its combination of great food, quality drinks and enjoyable atmosphere Fionn MacCool’s is a premium restaurant and pub that delivers a terrific all around experience. Fionn MacCool’s premium Restaurant Pub provides its guests with both classic pub fare and seasonally inspired dishes. The tasty food is complemented by a selection of premium wines, cocktails and pints from Ireland and beyond.
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Fondue restaurant franchise The Melting Pot has opened its second Canadian location in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
“Our brand has done well in Canada, since the first Melting Pot in the country opened in 2010,” says Mike Lester, President of The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. “We’re looking forward to introducing the Toronto community to our unique fondue dining experience as we open our second Melting Pot location in Canada in Richmond Hill.”
The new location is owned and operated by Jonathon Fischer and celebrity chef Corbin Tomaszeski. “What I love about The Melting Pot is that it emulates what food and dining is all about – people connecting through food,” says Tomaszeski. “The fondue experience creates the perfect night out with memorable and delicious food, communal dining and an environment that is like no other.” Tomaszeski says he and Fischer plan to develop two additional locations in the Greater Toronto Area.
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