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Franchise Success Stories

Many Canadians dream of becoming small business owners but not everyone has the know-how or the original idea to start a business from scratch. Through a proven business model and the support provided by an established franchisor, franchising has allowed many Canadians to achieve their entrepreneurial goals.

Visit this page often for stories about real Canadians and how they have found success as business owners through franchising.


Jagdish Basran, Ricky’s All Day Grill

Ricky's franchisee recognized for 40-year career

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Saba Tauseef, Homewatch CareGivers

Finding a rewarding career in the home care sector is what this franchise owner always wanted

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Brian Bazely, Driverseat

After experiencing success as a franchisee, Brian Bazely went on to co-found his own franchise

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James Elligson, Ryan Brooks and Robert Bruski, Ctrl V

Trio sets franchise expansion plans for Canada's first virtual reality arcade

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The Tuttles, Boston Pizza

Franchisees find success with one of Canada's top casual dining brands

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Martin Harvey, Pacini

Pacini franchisee celebrates more than 30 years of success

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Jeff Young, La Carnita and Sweet Jesus

What began as a marketing experiment is now a successful restaurant brand

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Toni and Michael Abramson, YamChops

This emerging franchise system is focused on promoting a plant-based diet

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Ruthie Burd, The Lunch Lady

This entrepreneur ensures children get nutritional school lunches from coast to coast

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John DeHart, Nurse Next Door and Live Well Exercise Clinics

With a successful home care franchise under his belt, John DeHart sets his sights on medical fitness franchising

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Justine Levenberg, Sportball

Franchisees are using play as a vehicle to teach children valuable life lessons

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Mathew Heydari, Pizza Pizza

As Pizza Pizza celebrates 50 years of franchising, one of its long-time franchisees reflects on how he achieved the Canadian dream

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Zdenko Juric, A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections

Nova Scotia franchisee feels right at home after immigrating to Canada in 1998

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Ed Kidd, Dairy Queen Canada

Former Wakaw, Saskatchewan mayor finds ice cream opportunity in the middle of nowhere

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Peter Nahas, Mezza Lebanese Kitchen

Taking over the family business was the best decision for this millennial franchisor

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Jasmine Kaur, A&W

Aspiring entrepreneur didn't want to go it alone so she opened an A&W franchise

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Jon-Anthony Lui, Tutor Doctor

Lessons in success from Tutor Doctor's top-performing franchisee

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Arash Bahrami, Druxy’s Famous Deli

Young franchisee has proven himself with thriving Druxy's location

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Paul Robertson, Restoration 1

After completing his MBA, this young grad chose to work for himself

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Nat Bailey, White Spot Hospitality

White Spot Hospitality continues the work Founder started nearly 90 years ago

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Mike and Rosa Vallilee, Booster Juice

Husband-and-wife business duo are eager to grow the Booster Juice brand

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