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…]

Franchise Fun: Fire-Alert

February 20, 2019 admin

When Fire-Alert Franchising Ltd.’s co-owner Sylvain Houle describes himself as a family man, he’s not kidding. Fire-Alert, a mobile fire protection company specializing in professional and efficient inspections, has been fighting fires for more than 35 years. In 2008, Sylvain’s father Yvan Houle franchised the concept in Ottawa and the [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…]

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…]

Leadership Profile: Rio Infantino, Copper Branch

January 7, 2019 admin

What happens when a serial entrepreneur has a mid-life ‘aha’ moment on the merits of healthy eating and lifestyle? If you’re Rio Infantino, that moment’s end result is the launch of Copper Branch, a fast-casual dining con­cept offering tasty plant-based dishes as a healthy alter­native to your typical fast food [read more…]

Big Investment, Big Reward

January 7, 2019 admin

For franchisees wanting to make a major capital investment, becoming a master franchisee might be exactly what they’re looking for. While it takes a large amount of capital to become a master franchisee, the rewards that come with the risk are numerous. Here, three distinct master franchisees share their experiences [read more…]

Canada’s Green Rush

January 7, 2019 admin

When Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, received royal assent in June of 2018, the Canadian government put the wheels in motion for the launch of what is likely to become a multi-billion dollar industry. This historic piece of legislation, which took effect on Oct. 17, enabled Canadians to legally possess, [read more…]

Recognizing Excellence: Meet the 2018 CFA Award Winners

October 26, 2018 admin

Awarded to those who received the highest scores from their franchisees, the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) Awards of Excellence in Franchising are the pinnacle of franchise achievement in Canada. To reflect the wide range of franchise opportunities and to enable franchise systems to be rated against their peers, entries are [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…]

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