Promoted Story: Twisted Indian Wraps

September 5, 2018 admin

In the go-go nine-to-five grind, striking the right balance between eating healthily and conveniently can be quite the challenge. Twisted Indian Wraps is finding that meaty middle with a simple, yet robust menu of Indian cuisine made with the frantic pace of Canadian life in mind. Twisted Indian Wraps was [read more…]

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In This Issue: September/October 2018

August 24, 2018 admin

Editorial: A&W B Espresso Bar Bank of Montreal Big Smoke Burger BioPed Boston Pizza Café Depot/Coffee Depot Café Van Houtte Canada Bread Cinnaholic Clever Cupcakes COBS Bread Coffee Culture Café Coffee Time Country Style Crepe Delicious Edo Japan Express Employment Professionals FranNet Good Earth Coffeehouse Kekuli Café Ledgers Canada Lice [read more…]

Publisher’s Message: Franchises Feed Hungry Canadians

August 24, 2018 admin

Every lunch hour throughout the country, thousands of hungry Canadians wrack their brains over what to eat. Chances are, they will make their way to one of Canada’s more than 75,000 food service franchise units. It’s a fact: Canadians love to dine with the franchise model, which accounts for 38 [read more…]

Giving Back: BioPed

August 24, 2018 admin

It’s not often that a national organization can say their chari­table contributions tie in perfectly with their business goals. So, when BioPed Footcare Centres partnered with Nashville, Tennessee-based Soles4Souls in 2015, it seemed too good to be true. The Canadian franchise was in search of a new, innovative approach to [read more…]

Q: Will a franchisor provide me with earnings projections?

August 24, 2018 admin

Throughout the evolution of franchise disclo­sure legislation and case law in Canada, the disclosure of financial performance representations and earnings pro­jections to franchisees has been an ever-present topic. In considering franchise opportunities, franchisees invari­ably want to know – “how much will I make?” This invites the franchisor to discuss possible [read more…]

Franchise Fun: Bobbi Sullivan, Mr. Rooter

August 24, 2018 admin

Passionate and deliberate is how Bobbi Sullivan describes herself. Sullivan, a Franchise Consultant for Dwyer Group, also describes herself as “saucy” (a nod to her Newfoundland friends). In Newfie speak, “saucy” best describes someone with attitude and tenacity. These attributes have served Sullivan well in her role of Franchise Consultant [read more…]

Iconic Brand: M&M Food Market

August 24, 2018 admin

With a unique offering of easy-to-prepare meals coupled with personalized cus­tomer service, the M&M brand has been a welcome guest at dinner tables across Canada for more than 38 years. M&M Meat Shops was born in 1980 in Kitchener, Ontario when founder Mac Voisin had a vision to pro­vide convenient [read more…]

Day in the Life: Side Order of Poutine

August 23, 2018 admin

At Smoke’s Poutinerie, you could say that being Weird, Wild and Wacky is a prereq­uisite for opening your own franchise. The unique Canadian brand, which was founded in 2008 by Ryan Smolkin, has expanded into a national phenomenon with 150 locations and counting across the country. Still, the growing franchise [read more…]

The First Year: Success on the St. Lawrence

August 23, 2018 admin

Alain Simard doesn’t sugarcoat things when talking about those first few months as a franchisee. It can be tough. “Like a very, very heavy storm,” the French-speaking Simard explains through an interpreter. “You have so many new things to learn and manage.” When he started as an A&W franchisee in [read more…]

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