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…]

Franchise Fun: 3rd Degree Training and Actual Nutrition

April 22, 2019 admin

Staying fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle takes passion, optimism, and of course, energy. Franchising is no different. Backed by these three qualities that are conducive to both physical fitness and success in the franchise industry, 3rd Degree Training and Actual Nutrition Co-Owner and Co-Founder Steve Collette has helped grow [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…]

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…]

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