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|Tim Hortons names industry veteran Marc Caira as new chief.
theglobeandmail.com - Tim Hortons Inc. has named the former head of a global supplier to the food services industry as its new chief executive officer. ... [more] 10 May, 2013
Fatburger chain expanding in Calgary market.
calgaryherald.com - Frank Di Benedetto, the Fatburger franchisor for Canada, and CEO of Frankie’s Burger Enterprises and the Ricky’s All Day Grill chain, said new locations are expected to open in the... [more] 10 May, 2013
Home Instead Senior Care wins national award of excellence.
yourottawaregion.com - Home Instead Senior Care – which has offices based in Kanata and the Glebe, around the country and the world – received a gold medal of excellence in franchising at the 22nd annual Canadian... [more] 7 May, 2013
Valpak Expands in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.
newswire.ca - Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement with Greg Woodsit to bring The Blue Envelope to residents in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... [more] 1 May, 2013
MTY buys Ottawa sushi chain for $1M.
obj.ca - Restaurant franchisor MTY Food Group Inc. said Tuesday it has signed a deal to buy the SushiGo chain of fast food restaurants for $1.05 million in cash. ... [more] 30 Apr, 2013
The Cleaning Authority Selects Canadian Franchise Opportunities.
prweb.com - The Cleaning Authority Joins Canadian Franchise Opportunities for its Innovative, High-Quality Approach to Franchise Development. ... [more] 30 Apr, 2013
Why Menchie’s frozen yogurt chain is expanding rapidly in Canada.
financialpost.com - Menchie’s is a high-growth franchise, and the speed with which it’s spreading across Canada is hard to ignore. ... [more] 29 Apr, 2013
Canadian Mexican Brand Plans to Hit 300 Units in 5 Years.
qsrmagazine.com - Tom O’Neill, president of Quesada Franchising of Canada Corp., announced that Quesada Burritos and Tacos plans to significantly expand the chain after signing three additional Area Developer contracts. ... [more] 25 Apr, 2013
Burger King sells part of Canadian unit to Quebec-based firm.
thestar.com - Burger King Worldwide said Wednesday it has sold part of its Canadian subsidiary, including 94 company-owned restaurants, to Redberry Investments. ... [more] 24 Apr, 2013
Home Instead Senior Care Wins Grand Prize in 2013 CFA Awards.
marketwire.com - The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) is pleased to announce that Home Instead Senior Care is the Grand Prize winner of the 2013 CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising and Gold Winner in the... [more] 16 Apr, 2013
Boomerang Kids goes big with franchise network.
ottawacitizen.com - Ottawa children’s consignment chain Boomerang Kids has plans to rapidly expand to become a national retail franchise. ... [more] 16 Apr, 2013
Acclaimed Canadian Entrepreneur Peter Thomas Featured in April’s FranchisingUSA.
yahoo.com - Thomas Franchise Solutions, a leading private equity investor in growth-oriented franchises, has announced that its founder and Chairman, Peter Thomas, is featured in this month’s cover story of... [more] 16 Apr, 2013
Ottawa's Entrepreneur Businesswoman of the Year.
obj.ca - The Women's Business Network of Ottawa has named nine of the city's top female industry leaders as finalists ahead of its awards gala on April 17. ... [more] 15 Apr, 2013
McDonald's Canada Wants To Hire 6,000 People On National Hiring Day.
huffingtonpost.ca - Canada lost 55,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate jumped to 7.2 per cent, but don’t panic -- McDonald’s is here to save the day. ... [more] 8 Apr, 2013
Restaurant owner hungry for success.
wellandtribune.ca - Welland Boston Pizza franchise owner Deb Zahra began her career in the service industry when she was 16 and she says it's a not a job but something she loves to do. ... [more] 7 Apr, 2013
Canadian Franchise Association Announces Finalists for the 2013 CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising.
marketwire.com - The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) is pleased to announce the 12 finalists for the 2013 CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising. ... [more] 3 Apr, 2013
Sixt Announces its First US Franchise Location and Canada Franchise Initiative.
newswire.ca - Sixt AG and its U.S. Franchise Unit (Sixt Franchise USA LLC) announce the opening of their first U.S. franchise location. ... [more] 3 Apr, 2013
Top Bosses of Canada's Leading Franchise Companies to Convene at the 2013 CFA National Convention.
marketwire.com - Over 500 franchise professionals are expected to attend the Canadian Franchise Association's National Convention, the premier franchise education event in Canada, from April 7-9 in Montreal, Quebec. ... [more] 2 Apr, 2013
Franchise takes aim at not-so-nice lice.
thechronicleherald.ca - It is a lousy job, but someone has to do it. Dartmouth sisters Gracia Miousse and Mary Dort are the first Lice Squad Canada franchisees in Nova Scotia. ... [more] 2 Apr, 2013
How a side operation can win over franchisees to accept change.
financialpost.com - Sometimes franchising a concept makes sense. Other times, having an independent operation on the side can bring some good synergies to the franchise mix. ... [more] 25 Mar, 2013
A&W Celebrates Opening of 100th Restaurant in Québec.
yahoo.com - It is with great pride that A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. announces the official opening of its 100th restaurant in Québec: its fourth urban location in downtown Montréal. ... [more] 20 Mar, 2013
U.S. burger barons look to Canada for fresh opportunities.
vancouversun.com - Popular American restaurant chains such as Carl’s and Famous Dave’s now making forays into Canada can expect to find themselves bumping heads with sturdy local competitors who’ve also... [more] 19 Mar, 2013
Tim Hortons looks to the U.S. for new growth.
thestar.com - As it closes in on 4,000 restaurants across Canada, Tim Hortons is looking to the U.S. to support new growth for the chain, CEO Paul House told a meeting of Wall Street analysts and retailers in New York City... [more] 13 Mar, 2013
Qdoba Expands Its Reach in Canada.
qsrmagazine.com - Canadians can now enjoy the taste of Qdoba Mexican Grill’s wide variety of handcrafted Mexican cuisine, as the brand announced its newest location in London, Ontario. ... [more] 13 Mar, 2013
The Franchise Show Comes to Toronto February 23 & 24, 2013.
marketwire.com - As Canada's premier franchise tradeshow, The Franchise Show provides prospective franchisees with unique opportunities to meet face-to-face with some of the most successful franchise brands, attend... [more] 14 Feb, 2013
easyhome Ltd. Announces the Launch of the Ultimate Franchise Opportunity.
marketwire.com - easyhome Ltd., Canada's largest merchandise leasing company and a growing provider of financial services, is pleased to announce the launch of the Ultimate Franchise Opportunity "Be A Contender IV". ... [more] 13 Feb, 2013
iLoveKickboxing.com Fitness Franchise Now in Canada.
prweb.com - iLoveKickboxing.com, the fitness kickboxing franchise that has opened 70 locations in its first 8 months of franchising, is pleased to announce its expansion into Canada. ... [more] 12 Feb, 2013
Popular Edmonton pizza chain gets boost from Yogen Früz founders.
theglobeandmail.com - Since friends Justin Lussier, Christian Bullock and Jason Allard opened their first Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria in Edmonton in 2007, the chain has grown to 15 restaurants in... [more] 11 Feb, 2013
Canada home to newest Fatburger units.
fastcasual.com - Fatburger has chosen Canada as the spot for its 30th and 31st locations. They are now open in Camrose and Edmonton, Alberta. ... [more] 6 Feb, 2013
Lorraine McLachlan talks franchising on the eve of The Franchise Show.
insidetoronto.com - At the heart of the CFA is Lorraine McLachlan, President and CEO. Toronto Business Times had the opportunity to sit down with her and chat about the significance of franchising in Toronto. ... [more] 5 Feb, 2013
Couche-Tard turns to franchisees as organized labour steps up efforts to unionize Quebec stores.
financialpost.com - Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is quietly moving to franchise an unknown number of its owl-logoed convenience stores in Quebec as it stares down an effort by organized labour to unionize its network in... [more] 31 Jan, 2013
Master Franchisor for Menchie's Frozen Yogurt in Canada Sells Canadian Rights.
marketwire.com - Yogurtworld Franchising Corp, Master Franchisor of Menchie's in Canada, today announced that Yogurtworld has sold its rights to develop and operate Menchie's in Canada. ... [more] 28 Jan, 2013
Papa John's outlines Canadian expansion plan.
pizzamarketplace.com - Papa John's has launched its 2013 Canadian Development Incentive Program, which offers Canadian franchisees opportunities to expand their footprints. ... [more] 25 Jan, 2013
McDonald's Canada named Marketer of the Year for transparency campaign.
qsrweb.com - McDonald's Canada was recognized as the 2012 Marketer of the Year by Marketing magazine at a gala event held earlier this week. ... [more] 24 Jan, 2013
MTY expands its overseas network of franchises.
yahoo.com - MTY Food Group Inc. announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary, MTY Tiki Ming Enterprises Inc., has signed two area master development agreements with a solid and well respected master franchisee to develop... [more] 22 Jan, 2013
GoTire mobile tire shop piques interest of dragons.
financialpost.com - Though its deal with the dragons is on hold, since August GoTire has launched eight franchises across the country. Another seven or eight agreements will likely close in the next month or two. ... [more] 14 Jan, 2013
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Canada welcomes new Director of Franchise Sales.
yahoo.com - Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Canada announced today that Tiago Antonio Pereira has joined the company in the newly created role, Director of Franchise Sales. ... [more] 8 Jan, 2013
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