Giving Back: Ctrl V

April 22, 2019 admin

The three founders of Can­ada’s first virtual reality arcade, Ctrl V, couldn’t be more different. Ryan Brooks is a former elementary school teacher, James Elligson prac­ticed geology, and Robert Bruski is an investment specialist. But what drew them together, aside from their love of realistic virtual (VR) reality technology, is [read more…]

Iconic Brand: McDonald’s® Canada

April 22, 2019 admin

As a kid, going to McDonald’s was an experience. The sight of the golden arches and the anticipation of a burger stirred excitement. Whether it was a birthday party, a happy meal with family, or an outing with friends, going to McDonald’s was all about good fun, great food, and wonderful [read more…]

Following the Franchise Play Book

April 22, 2019 admin

Franchising is a vital, dynamic business model, so it’s no surprise that retired pro-athletes are getting increasingly involved. The franchisors profiled here have found gold-medal success in fitness and food franchise systems. Eat the Frog Fitness The co-founder of Eat the Frog Fitness, Bryan Clay, is an Olympic Decathlon Gold [read more…]

The Homemakers

April 22, 2019 admin

According to Stats Canada, there were over 14 million households in Canada at last count (2016). That’s up from around 12 million in 2006. That means a lot more people needing their homes cleaned, fixed, renovated, organized, and serviced than ever before. Couple this with an aging population requiring more [read more…]

Breakfast Restaurant Franchises Across Canada

April 22, 2019 admin

It’s considered by many to be the most important meal of the day, so there’s a good reason why most franchise systems operating in the food service sector have placed a heavy focus on their breakfast offerings. From savory pancakes and waffles to classics like eggs and sausage, quick service, [read more…]

Women in Franchising: Trio of Franchising Trailblazers

March 8, 2019 admin

Today is International Women’s Day and in honour of that, we’re recognizing three outstanding women, who are leading successful businesses while controlling their own destiny. Yvonne Barker, STOR-X Organizing Systems Can you tell us why you decided to invest in your franchise? I had been searching for a business opportunity [read more…]

Giving Back: Baskin-Robbins

February 20, 2019 admin

A couple of years ago, Baskin-Robbins was looking for a great charity partner that aligned with its brand values. For an ice cream franchisor with a focus on family and fun, what better match than an organization providing ser­vices to children? In September, this relationship was made concrete with a [read more…]

Iconic Brand: Pizza Nova

February 20, 2019 admin

For many Canadians, “Four-three-nine-oh-oh-oh-oh Pizza Nova!” is an iconic jingle they know by heart. Beyond the catchy marketing, Pizza Nova is a successful and growing franchise sys­tem with 154 locations across Southern Ontario. It got its start 55 years ago, in 1963, with a single location in Toronto. “My father [read more…]

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