B.GOOD announces franchise sales in Toronto area

Press Release B.GOOD, the Boston-based fast-casual pioneer in great tasting, responsibly sourced fare, announced today a new franchisee has purchased three locations in the Toronto area. The locations were purchased by Mani Gidda, a seasoned operator who brings extensive experience in not only the restaurant industry, but also finance and banking. “Being able to provide […]

Hopscotch’s third Toronto location now open on Queen Street

The health-conscious concept donates all opening proceeds to Toronto Foundation for Student Success Press release The Ontario-based health food concept, Hopscotch, has officially opened their newest location at 224 Queen Street West in Toronto. The fast casual restaurant, known for their affordable, chef-inspired menu boasting fresh and locally-sourced ingredients, donated all opening proceeds to Toronto […]

Ontario’s Hopscotch Restaurant Group hires Ward McKay as new chief operating officer

The industry veteran brings 30 years of restaurant franchising experience to the position Press release Hopscotch, the popular health-conscious, fast-casual concept based out of Ontario, has hired Ward McKay to lead and grow the concept’s franchising efforts as Chief Operating Officer. The franchise industry veteran and self-proclaimed ‘foodie’ brings a diverse collection of skills to […]

Q&A: Wyatt and Aiden Booth, founders, Hopscotch

By Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk Hopscotch, an Ontario-based, healthy fast casual concept, is expanding. The company, which currently has two storefronts in Ontario and three opening soon, recently signed two multi-unit franchise deals for the Toronto and Edmonton markets. The company will open three franchise locations in Toronto over the next four years, and will introduce the […]

Chutneys Indian Grill sets sights on national expansion

Fast casual/QSR Indian restaurant concept coming to BC in 2018 Chutneys Indian Grill, Canada’s first fast casual/QSR Indian restaurant concept, will soon be bringing its unique Indian quick serve street eats to South Surrey, British Columbia. The first location was opened in Edmonton, Alberta in 2016, with the restaurant winning multiple Golden Fork Awards including […]

Why food quality trumps service in driving business growth

By Tyler Baks Any restaurant owner knows there is a lot to think about when it comes to driving growth and staying relevant in today’s increasingly competitive foodservice landscape. In order to increase traffic and build loyalty, operators need to deliver on excellent service, value for money and great-tasting food, while ensuring the atmosphere is […]

Lunch and growth opportunities in the foodservice industry

By Tyler Baks The Canadian commercial foodservice industry has experienced many changes over the past 10 years. Today’s successful restaurant chains have had to adapt to changing consumer behaviour, enhanced menu offerings, technology influences and shifting preference on the time of day consumers are visiting restaurants. Most consumers consider restaurants as a dinner destination as […]

Blaze Pizza announces grand opening of second Calgary location

Press release Free pizzas for Blaze Pizza fans in the Mission District on Friday, December 16 Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, the fast-casual artisanal pizza concept known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, has announced that it will open its second Calgary location, in the Mission District, on Thursday, December 15th. To celebrate the grand opening, […]