A Day in the Life: Building a Bright Future

August 26, 2019 admin

When Arturo Ortiz first met Hickory Dickory Decks owner Tom Jacques, one of the first things the prospective franchisee mentioned was his lack of building experience. Prior to researching franchise opportunities, Ortiz had spent the eight years working for a hospitality chain in Toronto. With virtually no knowledge on decks [read more…]

Leadership Profile: Brian Leon, Choice Hotels

August 26, 2019 admin

It’s not often that the head of a franchise company can boast the kind of franchise lineage enjoyed by Brian Leon, president of Choice Hotels Canada. Leon’s father, after all, was the man who introduced one of the world’s most legendary franchise brands to Canada – Kentucky Fried Chicken – [read more…]

The First Year: The Power of the Speedpro Network

August 26, 2019 admin

No one can say that Kevin and Kim McKenzie didn’t do their homework before buying their Speedpro Imaging franchise. Back in 2017, the former pharmaceutical sales and marketing consultant and his wife attended a two-day franchise show, researched tons of franchise opportunities, and met with a number of different franchise [read more…]

Diverse Tastes

August 26, 2019 admin

Canada is one of the most diverse nations in the world. There’s perhaps no better measure of a nation’s ethnic diversity than its food offerings. Take a stroll down any major street in the country – from Halifax to Vancouver – and you’re sure to find a wide range of [read more…]

Special Franchise Focus: Kids & Education

August 26, 2019 admin

Kids are our future, and it’s never too early to ensure they’re soaking up all of the knowledgfe and nutrients they need to sprout into successful youngsters. That’s exactly where kids and education franchises come in. Franchies across the country are stepping up to provide the educational, nutritional, and recreational [read more…]

Hitting the Sweet Spot

August 26, 2019 admin

Canadians have always had a sweet tooth, and typically we’ve always wanted our desserts after a meal. But new market research shows that’s changing, as we now increasingly see it as an anytime occasion. No wonder there’s been a boom in dessert-specific franchises that can satisfy our cravings when and [read more…]

Packing a Plant-Based Punch

August 26, 2019 admin

Whether it’s to meet dietary restrictions, as part of a lifestyle change, or due to environmental concerns, more and more Canadians are seeking out vegan-friendly food options. As a result, plant-based proteins are popping up on restaurant menus from coast to coast. Some have been serving plant-based products for years, [read more…]

Expanding One Slice at a Time

August 26, 2019 admin

This June marks the one-year anniversary of FDF Brandz acquiring Famoso Italian Pizzeria + Bar, and the party is just getting started. “Our acquisition of Famoso was done with the intended strategy of acquiring a well-positioned, emerging growth brand that we could strategically revamp, putting it on a course of [read more…]

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