KFC Expanding in Atlantic Canada
For the first time in 20 years, KFC is expanding in Atlantic Canada and is looking for franchisees to open new locations in Newfoundland. Yum! Restaurants Canada, franchisor of KFC, currently operates 80 restaurants in the Atlantic provinces, with more than half slated for renovations over the next two years.
“KFC restaurants in Newfoundland are performing very well and our updated franchise models represent an attractive business opportunity for the brand,” says Sabir Sami, President of Yum! Restaurants Canada. “Currently we’re scouting for new locations in the entire province and we hope the local business community and KFC fans will help show us where we should build our next KFC in Newfoundland.”
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THE GROWING DEMAND FOR FRANCHISE MATCHMAKING
2011 capped another whirlwind year in the ever-growing market of franchise matchmaking, lead once again by North America’s #1 franchising matchmaking company – FranNet.
With a focus on affordable B2B and B2C service-based franchises, FranNet Canada led the charge as demand for franchising, especially in Southern Ontario, continued to stay red hot. Gary Prenevost and his office, FranNet of Southern Ontario, once again led the way as FranNet’s top producing office for 2011, helping many people find the ideal franchise and helping them take full control over their careers, through franchise ownership.
FranNet helps individuals make the RIGHT franchise choice and their locally-based consulting services are provided on a NO FEE, NO OBLIGATION basis.
To learn more about how FranNet can help you find the ideal franchise, call 905-405-6300 or visit www.frannet.com/gprenevost
The Mad Italian Comes to Greektown
The Mad Italian Gelato Bar is opening a third location in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood at the intersection of Carlaw and Danforth. Expected to open at the end of July, well in time for the neighbourhood’s popular Taste of the Danforth Festival in August, the new location will feature a retro aesthetic and serve up over 40 flavours of gelato as well as a variety of desserts, beverages and prepared foods, including The Mad Italian's signature Zazzu Hot Cones. The Mad Italian opened its first location in Leaside, followed by a second in Little Italy. The franchise is looking to open additional locations in and around the Greater Toronto Area.
Smoke’s Poutinerie Opens in St. Catharines
Smoke’s Poutinerie continues to expand with a new location in St. Catharines, Ontario. The new location, which opened on June 11, is owned and operated by franchisees William and Cheryl Howlett. “We are very excited and proud to be opening here in The Garden City. We cannot wait to get to know our new town as you get to know us.”
Founded by Ryan Smolkin three years ago, Smoke’s Poutinerie now has over 30 franchise locations across Canada, with new openings planned for St. John’s, Waterloo, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Sault Ste. Marie. “My goal from the beginning has been to spread the love of poutine to the masses by taking the Québec classic to the world,” says Smolkin. “We have found the perfect franchisee couple and great downtown location. It will be a destination for students, locals and visitors alike!
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Concierge Home Services
Your Canadian choice for a flexible lifestyle. Use your management skills to build a home-based business in your community. Our clients are busy homeowners, families, and Boomers who love the simplicity of having one contact to call for a range of household management services. Our service menu includes home cleaning, pet sitting, home checks, carpet cleaning, window washing, and more. Affordable start up. Turn-key, award-wnning operating system.
Franchise Units Canada: 5
Corporate Units Canada: 1
In Business Since: 2001
Franchising Since: 2007
Franchise Fee: $25K
Investment Required: $40K
Training: 1 week + professional coaching + ongoing
Available Territories: ON
CFA Member Since: 2007
Edo Japan has been in the business of providing fresh, delicious Japanese style fast casual food for 30 yrs. Our unique style of cooking made to order food on Teppanyaki grills was a first in Canada. We are now one of the most popular and successful franchise chains in North America. Edo Japan’s restaurants are experiencing explosive growth, high sales productivity and excellent return on investment at both our mall and street front concepts.
Franchise Units Canada: 94 US: 6
Corporate Units Canada: 2
In Business Since: 1979
Franchising Since: 1981
Franchise Fee: $30K-$35K
Investment Required: $250K - $475K
Training: 4 to 5 weeks
Available Territories: AB, MB, SK, BC
CFA Member Since: 1995
Owning a Grade Learning franchise creates futures for you and your students. Offering a diverse learning portfolio, Grade Learning captures the full range of the student sector: from child to adult. With campuses across Ontario, Grade Learning offers Career College Diplomas, Private School Credits, Specialized Training, Individualized Tutoring, ESL and Corporate Training. With a proprietary system and trusted brand backed by over 18 years of excellence in education, we’re what’s next.
Franchise Units Canada: 20
Corporate Units Canada: 6
In Business Since: 1993
Franchising Since: 1993
Franchise Fee: $30K
Investment Required: $85K (includes franchise fee)
Available Territories: All of Canada
CFA Member Since: 2011
CKE Restaurants Continues International Expansion
CKE Restaurants, Inc., franchisor of Carl’s Jr., recently announced the hiring of Jim Sullivan as Senior Vice President of Domestic Franchise Development and the appointment of Ned Lyerly to Executive Vice President of International.
“With our emphasis on franchise growth, the time was right to split the responsibility for our domestic and international franchise networks among two very capable executives,” the company said in a press release, adding that fiscal 2012 was the first year in which CKE’s international development exceeded domestic development.
Sullivan will focus on development within the United States, while Lyerly, previously Executive Vice President of Global Franchise Development, will focus on expanding the company’s international presence. Currently, the company operates locations in 25 international markets including Canada, where Carl's Jr. recently opened in British Columbia.
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