Giving Back: Smoke’s Poutinerie

February 25, 2020 admin

Growing from a table and a banner in 2009 to a global spectacle involving some of the world’s top competitive eaters and thousands of screaming fans, the annual Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship, known as WPEC, has come a long way. Back in 2009 – in his first year [read more…]

Giving Back: Right at Home

October 21, 2019 admin

Many people contribute to a charitable cause without ever seeing firsthand how the efforts are helping those in need. But last year, Dani DePetrillo, chief operating officer of Right at Home Canada, which provides in-home care and support, got to witness something “tremendous.” DePetrillo was in Costa Rica as part [read more…]

Giving Back: Subway Canada

August 26, 2019 admin

For some people, a sub is just a sandwich, but through Subway® Canada’s partnership with Food Banks Canada, these quick service offerings are helping to fight hunger in communities all across the country. Before 2016, Subway® franchise owners gave locally within their individual communities across the country, and the World [read more…]

Giving Back: Pacini

June 24, 2019 admin

Love the Food, Love the People. It’s a simple slogan, and yet for Pacini, these words are at the heart of everything they do. For nearly 40 years, the franchise has been doing more than serving Canadians authentic Italian cuisine. In fact, taking care of others and giving back to [read more…]

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…]

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…]

Giving Back: Tutor Doctor

January 7, 2019 admin

As a franchisee within the education sector, Jon-Anthony Lui understands the challenges fac­ing the future leaders of tomorrow. When he joined Tutor Doctor as the youngest franchisee in the network in 2009, Lui did so with a staunch belief in the growing franchising system’s mission: to change the tra­jectory of [read more…]

Giving Back: Pet Valu

October 22, 2018 admin

LET YOUR DOG CHEW ON THIS: Pet Valu and their customers have given nearly $22-million worth of cash and donations to benefit the well-being of pets across Canada and the United States. And they’re showing no signs of slowing down. “It’s a really big part of what we do. Every [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…]

Giving Back: Boston Pizza

June 25, 2018 admin

Richard Enright is known for more than just his savvy business skills. The Boston Pizza franchisee has been working with the beloved Canadian brand for nearly 30 years, building a strong restaurant empire that spans across Manitoba with his wife Kim and their children, Jonathan and Karley. Though Enright and [read more…]

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