Iconic Brand: Dairy Queen

October 21, 2019 admin

When I was a kid, one of my favourite family rituals was going for a Sunday drive. Before we headed home we would stop for ice cream – a vanilla cone with the signature ‘swirl’ (or ‘Q’) on top. Mine is the kind of story that Dairy Queen franchisee Marc [read more…]

The First Year: Dealing with Disaster

October 21, 2019 admin

When disaster strikes – whether it be flooding, fire, or mould – property owners in Calgary, Alberta have Restoration 1 franchisee David Ma to call upon to take care of the situation. Restoration 1 is a remediation and restoration service that sends employees to assess damage and restore the property [read more…]

A Day in the Life: On Top of the World

October 21, 2019 admin

No two days are alike for award-winning Triple O’s franchisee Teresa Troock. Some days, she’s up early at her Surrey, British Columbia restaurant helping employees serve guests. Other days, she’s doing everything from setting big business goals to researching market trends to ensuring that her restaurant is running smoothly. But [read more…]

Honouring Franchisee Excellence

October 21, 2019 admin

Each year, the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) recognizes the achievements and efforts of franchises through the CFA Awards of Excellence, and for the first time this year, the CFA also honoured the achievements of exemplary franchisees. The Franchisee of the Year award was presented to six franchisees who have demonstrated [read more…]

Iconic Brand: Pizza Pizza

August 26, 2019 admin

Canadians love their pizza. It’s a fun food, and a way to come together and enjoy a meal, watch a game or celebrate life’s moments. Pizza is a party! As Pizza Pizza celebrates more than 50 years, find out why this iconic brand is upper crust in the industry. A [read more…]

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…]

Iconic Brand: Hallmark Canada

June 24, 2019 admin

When looking to show a loved one or friend that they truly care – through the good times and the bad – Canadians invariably think of Hallmark Canada’s network of Hallmark Gold Crown® stores, where meaningful gifts of social expression delivered with personalized service is the name of the game. [read more…]

A Day in the Life: The Fine Print

June 24, 2019 admin

For Ryan Nisbet, owner of a Print Three franchise in Burlington, Ontario, the road to franchisee was not a clear cut path. He says that he fell into franchising after working with his father on a business deal that didn’t go through. Afterwards, their accountant approached them with an opportunity [read more…]

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