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LookforaFranchise.ca Connects Aspiring Restauranteur with Pumpernickel’s Deli

Although he had an established career working in the renewable energy division for a major corporation, Ken Preville always dreamed of owning his own business. Not wanting to do it alone, he sought to partner with a successful franchise brand. “Franchising provided an easier path to achieving my goal,” he says. He turned to the […]

Franchisee Success Story: Ivy Siu, Ricky’s All Day Grill

  By Roma Ihnatowycz Ivy Siu is not the sort of person to do anything in half measures. So it’s not surprising that when she heard Ricky’s All Day Grill was looking for new franchisees in Red Deer, Alberta, she jumped into her car and drove to one of their existing locations to check it […]

Franchisee Success Story: Javed Mufti and Peter Khatkar

This month, CFA is celebrating Franchise Excellence with a spotlight on award-winning franchises and franchisees. Stay tuned for more inspiring stories and tips for success! By Gina Makkar A great place to meet, eat, and socialize in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, Browns Socialhouse is the place to be, and the company’s Franchisees of the Year […]

Franchisee Success Story: Donnie and Elaine Lysons

This month, CFA is celebrating Franchise Excellence with a spotlight on award-winning franchises and franchisees. Stay tuned for more inspiring stories and tips for success! By Gina Makkar PropertyGuys.com Franchisees of the Year never planned on opening a franchise. “I’ve always been one to walk to my own beat,” says Donnie. “Elaine was more open to […]

Franchisee Success Story: Abe Khalil and Mo Farhat

This month, CFA is celebrating Franchise Excellence with a spotlight on award-winning franchises and franchisees. Stay tuned for more inspiring stories and tips for success! By Gina Makkar Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters delivers a taste of home, with warm, inviting stores and succulent homemade chicken marinated and breaded to perfection. Their secret? Making their […]

Military Veterans Program helps veterans find the right franchise match

In recognition of Canada’s veterans and their brave service to our country, CFA is pleased to work with the Department of National Defence to deliver the CFA Military Veterans Program. This initiative helps honourably released Canadian Armed Forces personnel who want to transition to work outside the Forces through the opportunities in franchising. Participating CFA […]

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 […]

Leadership Profile: Carmelo Marsala, Spray-Net

For Spray-Net founder Carmelo Marsala, you could say the idea to franchise his exterior painting business fell from the sky. “I was on a ladder, thirty feet in the air, taking a sales call when my phone fell to the ground and smashed into a million pieces,” he recalls. “I thought, ‘well, this is no […]

Franchisee Success Story: Kevin Gibson, Midas

Like many young men of his generation, Kevin Gibson earned some of his first paycheques working with cars – starting right at the bottom as a manual car washer. He never imaged that in a few decades he’d still be working with cars, only now as the owner of two Midas franchises. For Gibson these […]