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Top tips for franchise success

Ask a Legal Expert: What do you need to know about your Franchise Agreement?

By John Yiokaris and Faye Lucas   Deciding to purchase a franchise is a complex process. After researching the business side of the investment, prospective franchisees should carefully review the franchise agreement with their legal advisors before signing it. Many franchisors will tell you that their franchise agreement is standard and non-negotiable, and that may […]

Leadership Profile: Ken Otto, CARA Operations

By Karen Stevens Ken Otto, President of the Family & Premium Dining Division and the Chief Development Officer of CARA Operations Limited, is a food service veteran. Over the years, he’s taken on a variety of roles within the 133-year-old company that includes brands like Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, Milestones, Montana’s, Kelsey’s, East Side Mario’s, Casey’s, […]

Success Story: Amy and Jimmy Melo, Little Caesars

By Kym Wolfe Amy and Jimmy Melo are multiple franchise owners who opened their first Little Caesars store in 2009, and expect to own 10 stores by the end of 2016. Amy is a bookkeeper by trade, and one of her former clients in Kitchener-Waterloo was a Little Caesars franchisee. Jimmy grew up surrounded by […]

Success Story: Alex Gerzon, George Heos and Richard Jodoin, Firehouse Subs

Alex Gerzon, George Heos, and Richard Jodoin banded together to launch a U.S.-based sub-style sandwich chain called Firehouse Subs in Canada. “When you put the three of us together in terms of the expertise we bring to the table and our knowledge of the Canadian marketplace, it was a perfect fit for everybody,” says Gerzon, […]

The September/October Issue of FranchiseCanada will make your mouth water!

The September/October issue of FranchiseCanada is here and it’s all about food! From our cover story on Little Caesars to features on Mediterranean cuisine and pizza across the country, this issue will make you hungry for franchise success (and perhaps a slice of pizza!). Take a break from salivating to learn more about the franchise […]