CFA Announces Finalists for the 2015 CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising

Canadian Franchise Association Celebrates Five-Year Franchisees’ Choice Designees

CFA announces 2015 Franchisees’ Choice Designees and honours five-time recipients

(Toronto, ON) April 14, 2015… The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) (www.cfa.ca) announced the recipients of the 2015 Franchisees’ Choice Designation last night at a gala awards presentation during the 24th annual CFA National Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This is the fifth year for the annual awards program and to recognize franchise systems that have been awarded the Franchisees’ Choice Designation five years in a row, CFA has introduced a special logo 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 five years in a row 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% 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 2015 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.

2015 CFA Franchisees’ Choice Designees

The 2015 CFA Franchisees’ Choice designees are (in alphabetical order):

Franchise System Industry Category
A&W Food Services Canada Food – Quick Service Restaurants
BeaverTails Pastry Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Boston Pizza International Inc. Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms
Browns Socialhouse Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms
Canadian Residential Inspection Services Home – Inspection Services
CERTAPRO PAINTERS LTD. Home – Improvement / Renovation / Restoration
COBS Bread Food – Baked Goods / Coffee / Donuts
Comfort Keepers Seniors / Home Care & Services
DRUXY’S Famous Deli Food – Quick Service Restaurants
East Side Mario’s Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms
Edo Japan Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Expedia CruiseShipCenters Travel
Famoso Neapolitn Pizzeria Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms
FASTSIGNS International Inc Sign Products & Services
Fire-Alert Mobile Extinguishers Commercial – Supplies / Equipment & Services
Harvey’s Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Home Instead Senior Care Seniors / Home Care & Services
HouseMaster Canada Home – Inspection Services
Instant Imprints Advertising / Marketing / Promotional Products & Services
JUSTJUNK® Commercial / Residential Services
Kelsey’s Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms
Ledgers Canada Accounting / Tax Services
Liberty Tax Service Accounting / Tax Services
Lice Squad Canada Inc. Children’s Products & Services
Liquid Capital Canada Corp. Financial / Cash Services
Little Kickers Children’s Products & Services
Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Milestones Grill & Bar Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms
Mister Transmission Automotive & Truck Services / Products / Rentals
Montana’s Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms
OPA! Of Greece Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Pak Mail Canada Printing / Copying / Shipping
Panago Pizza Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Par-T-Perfect Children’s Products & Services
Pizza Nova Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Pizza Pizza Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Plan Ahead Events Event Planning
Pop-A-Lock Commercial / Residential Services
Postcard Portables Sign Products & Services
Prime Pubs Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms
Print Three Franchising Corporation Printing / Copying / Shipping
PropertyGuys.com Real Estate
PuroClean Home – Improvement / Renovation / Restoration
Sangster’s Health Centres Health / Fitness / Nutrition
Sign-A-Rama Sign Products & Services
Speedpro Signs and Imaging Advertising / Marketing / Promotional Products & Services
Swiss Chalet Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms
Symposium Cafe Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms
The Garage Door Depot Home – Improvement / Renovation / Restoration
Tutor Doctor Educational Products & Services
Two Men and a Truck Commercial / Residential Services
UCMAS Mental Math Schools Educational Products & Services
WATCH IT! Retail
White Spot Restaurants Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms

 

2015 Five-Year CFA Franchisees’ Choice Designees

The 5 Year Franchisees’ Choice designees are (in alphabetical order):

Franchise System Industry Category
Boston Pizza International Inc. Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms
CERTAPRO PAINTERS LTD. Home – Improvement / Renovation / Restoration
COBS Bread Food – Baked Goods / Coffee / Donuts
Edo Japan Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Home Instead Senior Care Seniors / Home Care & Services
Liberty Tax Service Accounting / Tax Services
Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Pak Mail Canada Printing / Copying / Shipping
Pizza Nova Food – Quick Service Restaurants
PropertyGuys.com Real Estate
Sangster’s Health Centres Health / Fitness / Nutrition
Sign-A-Rama Sign Products & Services
Symposium Cafe 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 nation-wide, representing many of Canada’s best-known brands, 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 and www.LookforaFranchise.ca).

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For media accreditation, more information, and/or to arrange an interview with Lorraine McLachlan, CFA President & CEO, or any of the award winners, please contact:

Christine Elstub
Assistant Manager, Communications
E-mail: celstub@cfa.ca                                                      
Tel: 800-665-4232 ext. 251                                                

Kenny Chan
Director, Communications
E-mail: kchan@cfa.ca
Tel: 800-665-4232 ext. 232