KFC Canada poised for strong, continued growth through 2020

Franchise Management Inc. acquires El-Rancho Food Services Limited Press release KFC Canada has announced that Franchise Management Inc. (FMI), acquired Saskatchewan-based El-Rancho Food Services Limited (El-Rancho). The sale includes all of El-Rancho’s 21 KFC assets throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba and brings FMI’s total Canadian KFC restaurants to 85. FMI also operates KFC restaurants in Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Ontario. In addition to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A&W to award more than 200 franchise locations by 2020

Press release A&W opens first-ever urban franchise associate restaurant and launches new franchise opportunity The start of a New Year marks a time when many Canadians re-evaluate their lives and careers. Goals are set, and many people dream about controlling their own destiny by becoming their own boss. A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.―Canada’s original […]

Do you have what it takes to be a multi-unit franchisee?

By Helen Fotinos More and more franchisors are targeting multi-unit franchisees to realize their development goals and more and more franchisees are joining the cue to invest in multi-unit/multi-brand concepts. If you are an aspiring multi-unit franchisee, here are a few things to consider before you invest: What’s your goal? Understanding your motivation is critical […]

Pita Pit Canada franchisees raise more than $65,000 in donations for motionball partnership

Press release Franchise partners band together at national conference to help support to Special Olympics Canada In early 2016, Pita Pit, the fresh thinking, healthy eating brand founded in Ontario, announced a unique partnership with motionball, the not-for-profit organization that builds awareness and raises funds for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. The benefits of the new […]

Tim Hortons brand to develop and grow in the Philippines

Press release The agreement marks the iconic brand’s first foray into Southeast Asia Restaurant Brands International Inc. has announced the establishment of a master franchise joint venture company, TH Coffee Services Philippines Corporation, with a group of investors in the Philippines. The joint venture company will be the master franchisee of the Tim Hortons brand […]

DRUXY’S Famous Deli awarded CFA Franchisees’ Choice Designation

Press release DRUXY’S Famous Deli is pleased to announce that it received the 2016 Franchisees’ Choice Designation at the 25th annual Canadian Franchise Association national convention in Ottawa, Ontario. This is the fourth year in a row since joining the Franchise Choice designation program in 2013 that DRUXY’S deli owners endorsed the company for its systems and […]