Franchise Fun: Lawrence Eade, Wok Box Fresh Asian Kitchen

January 7, 2019 admin

Lawrence Eade is the Chief Executive Officer of Wok Box Fresh Asian Kitchen, one of the fastest growing, diverse Asian-style cuisine franchises in North America. While also being quick-witted and engaging, Lawrence describes himself as “tall”, which is a good attribute for the CEO of any company to have. His [read more…]

Franchise Fun: Don Fox, Firehouse Subs

October 22, 2018 admin

Firehouse Subs CEO Don Fox is a 44-year veteran of the food service industry. Describing himself as curious, empathetic, and committed, he and the Firehouse Subs brand saw fertile ground in Canada and the nation’s lucrative and growing QSR sector. That’s why in 2015, Firehouse Subs opened their first series [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…]

Franchise Fun: Jeff Cooke, Bark Busters

June 25, 2018 admin

Bark Busters is the franchise for dog lovers, and makes having a dog more enjoyable, says Owner, President, and Master Trainer Jeff Cooke. According to Cooke, the fetching franchise solves behavioural issues that cause stress and frustration in our relationships with our dogs, using an in-home, customized, and highly-effective approach. [read more…]

Franchise Fun illustration featuring George Raios of MR. GREEK

Franchise Fun: George Raios, MR. GREEK

April 26, 2018 admin

At MR. GREEK, the experience is key, and the franchise’s motto, “Because Life has to be Enjoyed,” certainly backs that up. George Raios, President & CEO, says MR. GREEK offers a comfortable, family-friendly space that provides healthy cooked-to-order meals, with a generous dose of classic Greek hospitality. Raios is big [read more…]

Caricature illustration of Susan Senecal of A&W with a frosty mug of A&W root beer

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…]

Caricature and franchise fun article featuring Hifa Maleki of Orangetheory Fitness

Franchise Fun: Orangetheory Fitness

December 19, 2017 admin

With more than 60 locations in Canada, and the #11 spot on’s 2017 Fastest Growing Franchises list, Orangetheory Fitness is taking the fitness world by storm. As the Vice President of Franchise Development & Operations, Hifa Maleki plays an active role in the success of the privately-owned fitness franchise, [read more…]

Caricature illustration of Michael Wong from Bento Sushi eating sushi while riding a wave

Franchise Fun: Michael Wong, Bento Sushi

October 27, 2017 admin

As the National Director of Retail Operations for Bento Sushi, Canada’s largest sushi provider, Michael Wong has a lot on his plate. The quick service sushi provider operates nationally in both traditional and non-traditional locations, including grocery stores, universities and colleges, hospitals, and business service settings, and is making its [read more…]

Caricature illustration of Zane Caplansky on top of Caplansky's Deli food truck

Franchise Fun: Zane Caplansky, Caplansky’s Deli

August 16, 2017 admin

For Zane Caplansky, Owner of Caplansky’s Deli, franchising is all about authenticity. He says the goal of his franchise concept, which got its start at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in 2014, is “serving the best-quality, most authentic deli experience possible.” More and more customers are getting a taste of [read more…]

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