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Good Earth Coffeehouse Announces New Design Team Connie Young Design (Calgary).
cfa.ca - Good Earth Coffeehouse has engaged Connie Young Design to oversee a refresh of the company’s coffeehouse design. ... [more] 17 Mar, 2015


Boardwalk Soon to Open its Third Location in Calgary.
franchising.com - The development momentum continues for Boardwalk in Calgary with the third location slated to open in May 2015. The new location is in the West Springs Village. ... [more] 16 Mar, 2015


tag launches First Choice Haircutters’ #FCHappy promotion.
cfa.ca - In a national campaign developed by tag, First Choice Haircutters is putting the call out to all consumers to capture and share what makes them #FCHappy. ... [more] 12 Mar, 2015


Good Earth Coffeehouse Grand Re-Opening Week Foothills Medical Centre (Calgary).
cfa.ca - Good Earth Coffeehouse opens in a new location in the Foothills Medical Centre. ... [more] 9 Mar, 2015


Second Cup's Losses Top $27 Million In 2014.
huffingtonpost.ca - After another tough quarter, Second Cup hopes coffee drinkers chasing their java fix will also get behind the company's new loyalty card this spring. ... [more] 9 Mar, 2015

Taylor and Colt to open in Calgary Airport.
cfa.ca - Taylor and Colt, Canada’s newest, and most innovative and exciting male grooming and barbershop will be opening the first barbershop ever in the Calgary Airport in March of 2015. ... [more] 2 Mar, 2015


Domino's Canada ends contract with North Vancouver pizza franchise.
cbc.ca - Domino's Canada has terminated its contract with a North Vancouver, B.C. franchise after two of its fired employees claim they were exploited by their bosses. ... [more] 27 Feb, 2015


The Battered Fish Announces First Ontario Franchise in Toronto.
cfa.ca - The Battered Fish is please to announce the sale of their first Ontario location, opening in Toronto in March. The new location will be at 224 Queen Street West. ... [more] 26 Feb, 2015

Chef David Adjey’s The Chickery Announces Franchise Expansion.
cfa.ca - The Chickery, founded in 2012 by celebrity chef David Adjey of Food Network fame, has inked a franchise deal for five new units in Toronto. ... [more] 12 Feb, 2015


Canada's Largest Franchise Show Helps Canadians Achieve Dreams of Business Ownership.
yahoo.com - The Canadian Franchise Association Makes Dreams of Business Ownership Come True Through The Franchise Show, Which Returns to Toronto February 21 and 22, 2015. ... [more] 9 Feb, 2015


Target’s exit leaves suppliers and pharmacists with debts and doubt.
theglobeandmail.com - When Target Corp. this month announced its decision to exit Canada, the shocking news reverberated across the country. Among the first to feel the pinch were Target’s franchised pharmacists... [more] 23 Jan, 2015


Pizza Pizza opens second location in Thunder Bay.
cfa.ca - Pizza Pizza, Canada’s leading pizza chain, has opened a second location in Thunder Bay, 425 Edward Street North. ... [more] 22 Jan, 2015
“Icing on the cake” is just the beginning for Baskin-Robbins’ 70th anniversary celebrations in Canada.
cfa.ca - Baskin-Robbins turns 70 this year and is celebrating the significant milestone with a series of special promotions, community events and a rich assortment of new seasonal and monthly flavours. ... [more] 21 Jan, 2015

Tim Hortons franchisee offers jobs to Target employees.
canoe.ca - It could be just the timely coffee break soon-to-be-jobless Target employees were looking for. One Tim Hortons franchisee in Calgary is putting out the welcome mat to staff at the... [more] 22 Jan, 2015


Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Expansion Into Canada.
marketwired.com - Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza today announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with Five Star Blaze Holdings, Inc. to develop Blaze Pizza restaurants in Canada. ... [more] 14 Jan, 2015


Baskin-Robbins Seeks Franchisees For Existing Ice Cream Shops In The Toronto Area.
newswire.ca - Baskin-Robbins is seeking entrepreneurs in the Toronto area who would like the exclusive scoop on how to own their very own Baskin-Robbins franchise. ... [more] 5 Jan, 2015


Canada's Last Roots Franchise Store Shutting Down.
huffingtonpost.ca - The last Roots franchise store in Canada, in downtown Charlottetown, is closing in January. ... [more] 29 Dec, 2014


CaliBurger Inks Deal for Growth in Canada.
qsrmagazine.com - Earlier this year, CaliBurger signed a deal to launch in Vancouver, British Columbia, and now CaliBurger has announced that its affiliate entered an agreement to develop the rest of Canada. ... [more] 23 Dec, 2014


Popular U.S. franchise Dogtopia comes to Canada.
theglobeandmail.com - When Peter Thomas met Amy Nichols, it was a match made in heaven. Dog heaven, that is. ... [more] 21 Dec, 2014

tag franchise wins Country Style.
cfa.ca - Country Style, the 50 year old Canadian coffee chain, has hired leading franchise marketing agency, tag franchise, formerly the adlib group, to lead its branding initiative. ... [more] 16 Dec, 2014


Choice Hotels Canada Wins 2014 Company of the Year.
cfa.ca - Choice Hotels Canada, Canada’s largest hotel franchisor, has received top industry accolades as the 2014 Hotelier Pinnacle award winner for Company of the Year in the national category. ... [more] 5 Dec, 2014


Tim Hortons shareholders vote in favour of takeover by Burger King.
yahoo.com - Tim Hortons Inc. is ready to pursue its global expansion, chief executive Marc Caira said Tuesday as shareholders voted to approve a takeover of the company by Burger King. ... [more] 9 Dec, 2014


Burger King-Tim Hortons Merger Gets Canadian Approval.
yahoo.com - The long awaited $11.0 billion merger of Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Tim Hortons Inc. has been approved by the Canadian government. ... [more] 5 Dec, 2014


Second Cup Coffee Co. Introduces Innovative Café of the Future.
newswire.ca - On Friday, December 5, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Second Cup Coffee Co. will officially unveil its café of the future at the corner of King and John Streets in Toronto featuring its new branding. ... [more] 4 Dec, 2014
Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters Opens First B.C. Location in Kelowna.
cfa.ca - Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters, the Newfoundland originated Quick Service Restaurant concept, is expanding the popular brand from coast-to-coast. ... [more] 4 Dec, 2014

Sunshine Brands CEO Recipient of 2014 Premier’s Award for Business.
cfa.ca - Sunshine Brands today announced that the CEO, Peter van Stralen, has received the Premier’s Award for Business, presented by Colleges Ontario at the 2014 Premier’s Awards. ... [more] 1 Dec, 2014


Velofix Inks Deal with a Dragon.
cfa.ca - Nearly 8 months ago Chris Guillemet, Boris Martin and fellow shareholder, franchise owner and Canadian Olympic gold medalist Simon Whitfield stepped into the Dragons’ Den to pitch their mobile bike repair business... [more] 1 Dec, 2014

Dogtopia Announces Opening of First Canadian Franchise Location.
cfa.ca - Dogtopia, an award winning North American dog daycare franchise, announces today the opening of its first Canadian franchise, located in Coquitlam, BC. ... [more] 27 Nov, 2014


Days Inn Expands Presence in Atlantic Canada.
cfa.ca - Realstar Hospitality today announced the opening of Days Inn & Conference Centre – Dalhousie, the brand’s fourth property in New Brunswick. ... [more] 19 Nov, 2014


9Round Opens First Canadian Gym in Bolton, Ontario.
cfa.ca - 9Round, America’s fastest-growing kickboxing gym franchise, recently opened its Bolton location in November at 12612 Hwy 50 and will be hosting its Grand Opening on January 3rd. ... [more] 19 Nov, 2014

World’s-First ‘Microgreens’ Franchise Opportunity Sprouts Multi-Million Dollar Success.
cfa.ca - Having secured a $400,000 investment on Dragon’s Den and gaining official endorsements from Martha Stewart and Jamie Oliver, Urban Cultivator knew they were onto a winner with their Living Produce Aisle franchise... [more] 18 Nov, 2014


Pro Fleet Care Expands Into Ottawa.
franchising.com - Pro Fleet Care, a leader in the mobile fleet rust control industry, is pleased to announce Maurino Paradiso as the organization's newest franchisee for Ottawa West. ... [more] 10 Nov, 2014


The Melting Pot Announces Expansion Plans for Vancouver, Canada.
yahoo.com - The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. announced today that it is actively seeking franchisees to bring its interactive dining experience to Vancouver, Canada, naming the city as a target for future franchise development. ... [more] 4 Nov, 2014


Second Cup Announces New Strategic Growth Plan and Plans for a $5 Million Share Offering.
prnewswire.com - The Second Cup Ltd. announces a new three-year strategic plan – the roadmap for the company's transformation and growth. The company's vision is to be the coffee brand most passionately committed to... [more] 3 Nov, 2014

Popular U.S. fitness franchise brings ‘judgment-free’ ethos to Canada.
theglobeandmail.com - Planet Fitness has 10 franchise groups interested in committing to 150 locations in eight provinces across Canada and is hoping for more. ... [more] 31 Oct, 2014


Planet Fitness Announces Company's First International Expansion into Canada.
prnewswire.com - Planet Fitness, the inventor of low-cost, high-value, judgement-free health clubs, is set to open its first international location in December at the Galleria Mall in Toronto, Ontario. ... [more] 22 Oct, 2014


Burger King hunting for B.C. retail sites.
biv.com - Redberry Franchising Corp., the operator of Burger King Canada, has engaged Cushman & Wakefield’s retail and franchise team to help the company find sites for outlet expansion. ... [more] 21 Oct, 2014

Second Cup To Acquire 17 Franchised Cafés and Bring Top Operators In House.
yahoo.com - Today, The Second Cup Ltd. announced the acquisition of 17 Second Cup cafés concentrated in prime Toronto area locations. ... [more] 17 Oct, 2014


Boston Pizza unveils new urban store design in Vancouver.
pizzamarketplace.com - Boston Pizza International Inc. has opened its 61st location in British Columbia at 808 Beatty St. in downtown Vancouver. ... [more] 16 Oct, 2014


Canadian Tween Spa Concept Created by Two Sisters Growing to its 7th Loc.
cfa.ca - Glama Gals Franchising Ltd. is delighted to announce the grand opening of a Glama Gal Tween Spa in the South End of Sudbury in the Oaks Plaza on Sudbury’s well known Regent St. on October 25th, 2014. ... [more] 13 Oct, 2014


McDonald’s And Tim Hortons: Canada’s Favorite Fast Food Restaurants!
foodworldnews.com - According to a new poll, McDonald's and Tim Hortons are the two favorite fast food restaurants for Canadian diners - McD's for burgers, and Hortons when it's time to get some desserts. ... [more] 9 Oct, 2014


British Columbia seeking input on proposed franchising legislation.
lexology.com - On September 10, 2014, the Government of British Columbia announced that it is seeking public consultation in respect of its proposed franchising legislation. ... [more] 9 Oct, 2014

Massage Addict Opens 35th Clinic.
cfa.ca - Massage Addict today announced its 35th therapeutic massage clinic opening in Canada. Located in Windsor, Ontario, the new clinic is the fifth to open in Canada this month alone. ... [more] 23 Sep, 2014


Tim Hortons aims to hire 5,000 Team Members across Canada.
newswire.ca - As Tim Hortons faces a bold and challenging new era in the quick service restaurant industry, the company is launching a new creative campaign to help find more than 5,000 individuals across Canada to join... [more] 23 Sep, 2014

‘Konichiwa!’ Canada Welcomes Popular Japanese Restaurant, ‘Edo Japan’.
franchiseherald.com - Teppanyaki-style restaurant 'Edo Japan' opened Sept. 19 its 30th Calgary restaurant located on the 36th street N.E. Marlborough Mall pad site. ... [more] 19 Sep, 2014


Franchisees fear footing Tim Hortons takeover bill.
theglobeandmail.com - Some of Tim Hortons Inc.’s franchise holders are concerned about Burger King Worldwide Inc.’s $12.5-billion bid for the doughnut chain, fearing the new debt-laden owner will find ways to squeeze them. ... [more] 18 Sep, 2014


FranWorks Strengthens Its Local Social Presence with Reshift Media’s Social Brand Amplifier.
cfa.ca - The FranWorks Group of Companies has teamed up with Reshift Media to power a network of localized Facebook pages for their Elephant & Castle, Original Joe’s, and State & Main locations across Canada and the... [more] 17 Sep, 2014


Ontario Welcomes First Carl’s Jr. Restaurant.
qsrmagazine.com - Carl’s Jr. announced the opening of its first restaurant in Ontario as part of a major expansion into central Canada. ... [more] 16 Sep, 2014


BeTheBoss Releases Top 25 Fast Food Franchises in Canada.
marketwired.com - Fast food franchises are some of the most ubiquitous businesses around and Canadian franchise portal BeTheBoss .ca has released their definitive list of the Top 25 Fast Food Franchises in... [more] 16 Sep, 2014

It took Burger King three offers and nearly six months to finally win over Tim Hortons.
nationalpost.com - Burger King Worldwide Inc. raised its offer price to Tim Hortons’ Inc. executives three times before the coffee chain’s board decided to enter into takeover discussions with the fast food giant. ... [more] 16 Sep, 2014


McDonald’s franchisee calls on Albertans to protest tighter TFW rules.
edmontonjournal.com - A St. Albert McDonald’s franchisee is warning the federal government’s overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program will bring long lines, reduced hours and even business closures across Alberta. ... [more] 10 Sep, 2014


Caliburger expands into Canada.
fastcasual.com - CaliBurger announced today that it has executed a master franchise agreement to develop at least 10 CaliBurger restaurants in British Columbia, Canada. ... [more] 9 Sep, 2014

FASTSIGNS Continues Targeted Franchise Expansion in Canada.
businesswire.com - Recently honored by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) for high franchise partner satisfaction, FASTSIGNS International Inc. is committed to expanding its presence throughout Canada. ... [more] 29 Aug, 2014


Should Tim Hortons brace for job cuts?
globalnews.ca - The mood among thousands of employees at Tim Hortons Inc this week has more than likely undergone a stark transformation, company watchers say, from optimism to uneasiness. ... [more] 28 Aug, 2014


Burger King confirms deal to buy Tim Hortons with help from Warren Buffett.
thestar.com - Miami-based Burger King is buying Canada’s iconic coffee chain Tim Hortons for about $12.5 billion in a deal that will allow the two fast food companies to operate as independent brands. ... [more] 26 Aug, 2014
Investors cheer Burger King-Tim Hortons 'combo deal'.
reuters.com - Investors in Burger King Worldwide Inc and Tim Hortons Inc applauded news of a potential merger between the two fast food chains, seeing both tax savings and strategic rationale for a combination. ... [more] 25 Aug, 2014
B.C. restaurateur Frank Di Benedetto adds 28-location chain to holdings.
vancouversun.com - B.C. restaurateur Frank Di Benedetto, owner of the Ricky’s All Day Grill chain and Fatburger franchisor for Canada, has bought ABC Country Restaurants, a 28-location chain in B.C. and Alberta. ... [more] 18 Aug, 2014
Browns Restaurant Group Recruits Industry Veteran Dale Colbran to Pioneer Eastern Expansion.
marketwired.com - Browns Restaurant Group is pleased to announce another key player to their expanding team: Dale Colbran, Director of Business Development, Eastern Canada. ... [more] 11 Aug, 2014
Wendy’s Has a Plan to Storm Canada.
businessweek.com - Wendy’s hasn’t managed to expand in Canada for about 10 years. The burger chain has 367 restaurants in the country, 137 of which are company-owned. To spur growth, it now plans to sell... [more] 7 Aug, 2014
Second Cup suspends dividend, but promises ‘store of the future’ later in year.
financialpost.com - Second Cup will debut a “store of the future” this year as the Canadian specialty coffee retailer attempts to restructure its operations and turn around a prolonged sales slump. ... [more] 5 Aug, 2014
Quiznos Settles 8-Year Suit with Canadian Franchisees for $275K.
bluemaumau.org - After eight years of litigation, Quiznos Canada Restaurant Corporation is settling its dispute with franchisees. The settlement amount is only C$275,000 for the 600 franchisee members. ... [more] 4 Aug, 2014
Yogurty's First Major Expansion in Western Canada.
marketwired.com - Recently opened in Ottawa and Montreal, the Yogurty's franchise continues to flourish with eight new stores in Alberta. ... [more] 30 Jul, 2014
KFC Canada Toasts KFC Fresh Success.
marketwired.com - KFC Canada is keeping things Fresh with the announcement that its new urban fast casual concept - first piloted in December 2013 as KFC Select - is expanding. ... [more] 25 Jul, 2014
Tint World Franchise Celebrates Inaugural Canada Location.
cfa.ca - Tint World Franchise, the nation’s leading Automotive Styling Center, will be hosting a public grand opening event on July 26 th 2014, from 10AM to 1PM at its newest franchise location in Kingston, Ontario. ... [more] 23 Jul, 2014
Greenville kickboxing franchise goes global.
greenvilleonline.com - 9Round Fitness Center & Kickboxing Gym, headquartered on Butler Road in Greenville, has sold its first two franchises in Canada, said Shannon Hudson, 9Round’s founder and CEO. ... [more] 23 Jul, 2014
Menchie's opens stores in Canada, Connecticut.
fastcasual.com - Menchie's marked the opening of two stores recently, including one in Canada in Georgetown, Ontario - the brand's 100th location in that market. ... [more] 21 Jul, 2014
Pizza franchise plans to be national chain by 2018.
northernontariobusiness.com - Topper's Pizza is about to undergo the biggest expansion in the company's history, with an ambitious plan to open 104 restaurants across Canada by 2018. ... [more] 14 Jul, 2014
Tim Hortons workers’ complaints to be heard by B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.
vancouversun.com - A group of temporary foreign workers from the Philippines got the green light from the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal this week to proceed with a complaint over alleged discrimination at a Fernie Tim Hortons. ... [more] 10 Jul, 2014
Top 50 Franchise Companies in Canada.
marketwired.com - In Canada, franchising is big business with significant growth contributing billions of dollars each year to the economy. Some of the most iconic brands are franchises, and many of them are proud to call... [more] 8 Jul, 2014
Court orders Halifax Body Shop franchisee to pay $171k.
thechronicleherald.ca - The former operator of a Body Shop franchise at the Halifax Shopping Centre has been ordered to pay Body Shop Canada Ltd. $171,028. ... [more] 30 Jun, 2014
Pita Pit Celebrates Milestone – Canadian Brand Marks 500 Stores Worldwide.
cfa.ca - As a reflection of the growing demand for a healthier alternative to fast food, Pita Pit will be celebrating the opening of its 500th store worldwide on Saturday June 28, 2014. ... [more] 28 Jun, 2014
Panera leads staggering fast casual growth in Canadian market.
fastcasual.com - The Top 200 Canadian restaurant chains achieved $29.2 billion in sales last year, accounting for approximately 60 percent of the country’s total restaurant sales. ... [more] 27 Jun, 2014
The kilts got them a leg up. Now they’re franchising.
theglobeandmail.com - The turning point for Men in Kilts, a window cleaning company with headquarters in Surrey, B.C., can be traced to the moment in 2009 when Tressa Wood picked up the phone and... [more] 25 Jun, 2014
Burger King Canada franchisee continues expansion.
qsrweb.com - New Brunswick-based BKR Management Inc. is hosting a grand opening celebration Sunday to mark its eighth Burger King restaurant in Atlantic Canada. ... [more] 20 Jun, 2014
Second Cup Announces Major Restructuring to Enhance Franchisee Profitability.
newswire.ca - Today, The Second Cup Ltd. President and CEO, Ms. Alix Box, announced significant first steps in the Company's revitalization strategy to improve its level of performance, and franchisee satisfaction and... [more] 19 Jun, 2014
Kumon Franchise Expands In Western Canada.
yahoo.com - Kumon, the world's largest after-school enrichment program, has launched expansion plans to meet Western Canada's growing demand for supplemental education services. ... [more] 13 Jun, 2014
With help from mom, Two Men and a Truck becomes global brand.
theglobeandmail.com - With 51 consecutive months of financial growth in the U.S., Two Men and a Truck has become North America’s largest franchised moving company and is banking on further success north of the border... [more] 6 Jun, 2014
London Area Couple Honored as The Little Gym's Top Franchisee.
marketwired.com - Ed and Mari Hughes, owners of The Little Gym of London in Ontario, Canada, have been named The Little Gym International's Franchise Owners of the Year. ... [more] 4 Jun, 2014
U.S. fast-food chain Chick-fil-A opens Canadian franchise.
calgaryherald.com - An American fast-food chain that came under fire for its opposition to same-sex marriage has quietly opened its first Canadian franchise in years at the Calgary airport. ... [more] 28 May, 2014
BeTheBoss.ca Teams Up With Zoracle Profiles to Offer Franchise Matchmaking.
marketwired.com - Canadian franchising portal BeTheBoss.ca has entered a partnership with Zoracle Profiles to give results-driven franchisors a cost-saving profiling system to recruit and qualify prospective franchisees... [more] 28 May, 2014
How will changes to Canada’s trademark laws affect your franchise?
financialpost.com - Big changes may be coming to Canada’s trademark laws. Some of them are really good developments that will put us in step with international intellectual property law norms, others are not so good... [more] 20 May, 2014
Auntie Anne's Pretzels Signs Major International Expansion Deal.
yahoo.com - Auntie Anne's Pretzelsis proud to announce the signing of a Master Franchise Agreement with Canadian Pretzel LLC to open 40 new locations in Canada by 2023. ... [more] 16 May, 2014
Tim Hortons franchise owner gives everyone a chance to work.
thespec.com - Mark Wafer has a message for business owners: everyone deserves a chance. As the owner of seven Tim Hortons franchises in the Scarborough area, he has been hiring employees with physical and cognitive... [more] 14 May, 2014
Menchie's celebrates 400-unit milestone.
fastcasual.com - Menchie's has opened its 400th location in Kitsilano, Vancouver, British Columbia. ... [more] 30 Apr, 2014
BeTheBoss.ca Presents the Top 100 Franchises in Canada.
marketwired.com - Canada's most informative and comprehensive franchise portal BeTheBoss.ca has gone one step further in securing their reputation as the top source of information on all aspects of franchising in Canada. ... [more] 29 Apr, 2014
FASTSIGNS Receives High Honors for Franchisee Satisfaction in Canada.
cnbc.com - FASTSIGNS International, Inc. has been recognized by an industry organization for reflecting that same commitment to its Canadian franchise partners. ... [more] 17 Apr, 2014
CFA Announces 2014 Franchisees' Choice Designees.
marketwired.com - The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) announced the recipients of the 2014 Franchisees' Choice Designation on April 7, 2014 at a gala awards presentation during the 23rd annual CFA National... [more] 14 Apr, 2014
Pizza Pizza sued over franchise deals.
thechronicleherald.ca - Halifax’s Grafton-Connor Group is suing Pizza Pizza Ltd. for misrepresentation and breach of contract. ... [more] 14 Apr, 2014
Browns Socialhouse Wins Gold at Canadian Franchise Association Awards.
marketwired.com - Browns Socialhouse, the fastest growing franchise restaurant chain in Canada, has been awarded gold - the highest prize of excellence - by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA). ... [more] 9 Apr, 2014
McDonald's says it will hire 6,000 young workers Thursday.
yahoo.com - McDonald's Canada says it will hire more than 6,000 young people in a one-day blitz Thursday. Job seekers can apply at participating restaurants or online at... [more] 9 Apr, 2014
Calgary Couple Expands Debt Relief Franchise Throughout Calgary.
prweb.com - 4 Pillars Franchise owners John and Jennifer Croft buy more territories to cover the entire city of Calgary. ... [more] 9 Apr, 2014
B.C. McDonald’s franchise at centre of latest foreign worker case.
theglobeandmail.com - McDonald’s is launching a comprehensive review of its use of temporary foreign workers in Canada after the federal government suspended a franchise owner who operates three locations in Victoria. ... [more] 7 Apr, 2014
Canadian franchise owners unfazed by Quiznos bankruptcy filing.
theglobeandmail.com - Quiznos Corp. franchise owners in Canada claim they’re not worried that the sandwich chain’s parent company has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States. But experts say it’s too early to tell... [more] 4 Apr, 2014
CFA Announces Finalists for the 2014 CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising.
marketwired.com - The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) is pleased to announce the 12 finalists for the 2014 CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising. ... [more] 3 Apr, 2014

Quiznos international units operating as usual, despite bankruptcy.
fastcasual.com - Quiznos announced today that its restaurants across Canada are open and operating as usual, despite the current Chapter 11 proceedings taking place in the U.S. ... [more] 21 Mar, 2014
Head of Couche-Tard stays hands-on as he hands off company.
theglobeandmail.com - To an outsider, it might make sense for Alain Bouchard to step away from the daily operations of his convenience store empire just days after the president of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. celebrated... [more] 18 Mar, 2014
Franchises need to prepare for new healthy eating regulations.
financialpost.com - Potentially big developments are on the horizon for the franchised restaurant sector as political parties line up to propose new laws relating to healthy eating. ... [more] 10 Mar, 2014
Saladworks Expands to Canada, Middle East.
qsrmagazine.com - Saladworks announced plans to duplicate its success in the U.S. in four nations internationally. ... [more] 28 Feb, 2014
Carl’s Jr. Begins Major Expansion into Ontario, Canada.
businesswire.com - Carl’s Jr. announced plans to bring its famous, premium-quality burgers to Ontario, Canada’s “Golden Horseshoe,” a territory that includes... [more] 26 Feb, 2014
Tim Hortons to add 500 Canadian outlets, 300 in U.S. by 2018.
theglobeandmail.com - Tim Hortons Inc., the iconic Canadian coffee chain, will open 800 restaurants in North America and 220 in the Middle East as it targets compounded annual growth of 11 to 13% under its new... [more] 25 Feb, 2014
Fitness on the Go Fitness Franchise Expands to Winnipeg.
prweb.com - Dan Mezheritsky founded Fitness on the Go, an in-home personal training company, in 2005 and which has grown nation-wide with personal trainers in over 30 Canadian cities. ... [more] 24 Feb, 2014
Tim Hortons pulling Cold Stone Creamery from Canadian outlets.
thestar.com - Tim Hortons Inc. is pulling the Cold Stone Creamery brand from its Canadian restaurants, a move that the company says will allow franchise owners to focus on their core business. ... [more] 20 Feb, 2014
Tim Hortons to unveil strategy to improve sales, service.
theglobeandmail.com - Tim Hortons Inc. will unveil its fourth-quarter results Thursday, but more substantial food for thought will arrive five days later, when the coffee chain hosts an investor day at which... [more] 16 Feb, 2014
Spot Coffee has plans to offer franchises.
buffalonews.com - Ever want to open your own Spot Coffee? The Toronto-based coffee chain is finalizing plans to franchise its coffee and sandwich shops. ... [more] 14 Feb, 2014
Made In the Shade Blinds Welcomes New Franchise Partners.
marketwired.com - Made in the Shade Blinds and More, started by interior design veteran Cathy Morse, recently welcomed new franchisees Marlin and Anne Muylaert. ... [more] 11 Feb, 2014
What a sinking loonie means for franchising.
theglobeandmail.com - There are a few major issues that relate to currency, especially for prospective franchisees currently in negotiations to acquire a U.S., or other foreign-based franchise. ... [more] 4 Feb, 2014
Second Nestlé Toll House Café Opens in Ottawa.
qsrmagazine.com - Ottawa’s second Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip opened its doors on Thursday, January 23, at 5373 Fernbank Road in Kanata. ... [more] 29 Jan, 2014
Home Instead looks to home-grown master franchisor for Quebec.
financialpost.com - Home Instead Inc. has been growing its footprint in Canada since it established its first franchise office in Toronto in 2000. Thirty-three franchises later, it is finally tackling the Quebec market. ... [more] 21 Jan, 2014
KFC Canada Joins Franchise Portal BeTheBoss.ca.
marketwired.com - As part of its ongoing plans to expand throughout Canada, KFC has joined the network of companies on Canadian franchise portal BeTheBoss.ca. ... [more] 21 Jan, 2014
Carl’s Jr. Continues Growth in Canada, Opens New Restaurant in Abbotsford.
financialpost.com - Carl’s Jr. brings its big, delicious burgers to another Canadian community – Abbotsford, British Columbia. ... [more] 16 Jan, 2014
Loyalist Group Launches Franchise Program.
marketwired.com - Loyalist Group Limited is pleased to announce that it has launched a program to licence its best-in-class English-as-a-second-language curriculum for overseas schools. ... [more] 8 Jan, 2014
New Certification Program to Showcase Canada's Best Franchised Businesses.
marketwired.com - Canadian franchise directory and knowledge resource, BeTheBoss.ca, today launches an 'approved franchisor' certification program to highlight the professionalism of its listed franchise businesses... [more] 7 Jan, 2014
A New Year Means New Opportunities With Mr. Franchise and the National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show.
marketwired.com - The National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show, being held January 11 & 12, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, is the perfect platform to start exploring the option of self-employment... [more] 7 Jan, 2014
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