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In This Issue: March/April 2018

March 1, 2018 admin

Editorial: 30 Minute Hit A&W Bento Sushi Browns Socialhouse Chin Chin Street Side Kitchen Concrete Genius Coyote Ugly Dairy Queen Canada The Dwyer Group Edo Japan Element Fresh Fairway Divorce Solutions Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria Fatburger Goldfish Swim School Habaneros Modern Taco Bar Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa Humpty’s [read more…]

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Franchising Gives Back: 30 Minute Hit

February 22, 2018 admin

When Jackson and Deanna Loychuk founded 30 Minute Hit in 2004, their goal was simple yet inspiring. The husband-and-wife power duo aimed to establish a fitness centre devoted to empowering women both physically and in their daily lives, using a unique workout regime. The result was a 30-minute circuit combining [read more…]

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Leadership Profile: Mary Kennedy Thompson, The Dwyer Group

February 22, 2018 admin

Successfully managing 12 different franchise brands at The Dwyer Group likely requires military-like precision and coordination. So it comes as no surprise that the company’s Chief Operating Officer has these skills in spades: prior to her transformation into a highly successful business executive, Mary Kennedy Thompson was a logistics officer [read more…]

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Franchise Fun: Susan Senecal, A&W

February 22, 2018 admin

Susan Senecal has recently taken over at the helm of A&W, the quick service food franchise that’s known as the Home of the Burger Family, as its President and CEO, but that won’t change the company’s goal of delivering the joyful experience of a great tasting burger, made with quality [read more…]

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Iconic Brand: McDonald’s Canada

February 22, 2018 admin

When Ray Kroc franchised the first McDonald’s restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois, on April 15, 1955, he had no way of knowing that that day would mark the birth of one of the most iconic franchise brands in the world. But what he did know was that if McDonald’s was [read more…]

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Day in the Life: Browns Socialhouse

February 22, 2018 admin

Scott Rumpel has a lot to be excited about. It was 2009 when he was first introduced to casual dining brand Browns Socialhouse on a whim, after going to the restaurant for dinner one night. One meal, and he was hooked. “I was living in Langley, British Columbia at the [read more…]

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Millennials in Franchising: Pita Pit

February 22, 2018 admin

Something that often sets millennials apart in business is their personal connection to their work and their 24-hour commitment to the job. Young couple Matthew Brown and Stephanie Ervin are no exception. “We had been eating at Pita Pit for years prior to applying for our own franchise, so it [read more…]

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