Ackroo adds 101 location restaurant franchise to growing list of hospitality clients

U.S.-based fast casual restaurant franchise chooses the Ackroo Anywhere platform Press release Ackroo Inc., a gift card, loyalty and rewards technology and services provider, has been selected by another multi-location restaurant franchise putting the total amount of hospitality merchant locations Ackroo supports at over 750. The company’s continued focus on enhancing their platform to better […]

Hopscotch announces sales of multi-unit franchise deals in two Canadian markets

The contracts will expand the health-conscious concept into Edmonton and open new locations in Toronto Press release Hopscotch, Ontario’s popular health-conscious fast-casual concept, has announced the signing of two multi-unit franchisees in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta. The Toronto deal will bring three additional locations to the Toronto market over the next four years, while the […]

Five common franchisee mistakes to avoid on your road to success

By Rick Villalpando Whether you’re a first-time franchisee or about to open your fifth location, the road to achieving success is never an easy one. If you’re a potential franchisee who is considering entering a franchise system, there are a few common mistakes you can avoid to minimize risk, maximize return on investment and ensure […]

RAMMP Hospitality celebrates milestone with grand opening of first MR MIKES SteakhouseCasual in Ontario

National franchise opens first eastern Canada restaurant in Welland, Ont. Press release RAMMP Hospitality Brands Inc. (RAMMP) the parent company behind Canadian restaurant franchise MR MIKES SteakhouseCasual (MR MIKES), is proud to announce the opening of the franchise’s first location in Ontario. The restaurant will open its doors in Welland on November 21, 2017 and […]

Pasqualino’s restaurant granted franchise for Milton’s Liaison College

Press release Pasqualino’s restaurant in Milton, Ontario has been approved for a franchise location of Liaison College, a private career college focused exclusively on career training in the culinary arts. “We believe that there are great career opportunities for chefs, sous chefs, sommeliers and restaurant managers in Canada, for those who have had professional training,” […]

Pita Pit Canada earns international recognition for eco-friendly food packaging

Global franchise brand’s wrapping paper wins Innovation in Manufacturing Award from QSR & Foodservice Packaging Institute Press release Pita Pit Canada has been honored with a silver trophy award by QSR Magazine and the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) for its new environmentally friendly food packaging materials. The award, presented at the Foodservice Packaging Institute’s Fall Conference […]

New franchisee joins Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Grand opening of Pickering, Ontario location Press release When Nadarajah Premananth “Prem”, an experienced hospitality industry professional and his business partners, Charles Thambithural and Shamini Nimalaranjan began exploring a restaurant franchise opportunity, their goal was to find a family dining concept that appealed to guests of all ages – one that had strong brand awareness […]

King of Donair expanding franchise system across Canada

Press release InnoFran has been engaged to provide franchise development services to leading East Coast restaurant franchise, King of Donair. King of Donair, headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is the creator of the now world-famous Donair and first introduced Canada to it back in 1973 and has been offering this delicious food to a rapidly-growing […]

Building the perfect franchise partnership

By Rick Villalpando The success or failure of a business is contingent on the strength of its partnerships. This is particularly true in the franchise industry and the partnership between franchisor and franchisee, which creates the foundation for the long-term success and profitability of the business. Below are tips, based on more than 25 years […]

Wetzel’s Pretzels expands international presence with eight-store deal in Canada

Press release Wetzel’s Pretzels, the innovator in the fresh-baked pretzel category, has signed an agreement to bring the company’s made-from-scratch pretzels, Bitz and fresh lemonade across Canada through an agreement with franchisee, Cory Reddekopp. Reddekopp will focus on developing locations across the Alberta and British Columbia provinces. Currently, Wetzel’s has two existing Canadian locations in […]