Restaurant franchising can be a valuable tool in the diversity & inclusion toolkit

Diversity and inclusion can be a tough topic in the restaurant industry and there have been suggestions that operators and employees do not necessarily see eye-to-eye on the important issue. Addressing the historical imbalance is increasingly integral for the industry’s future. While all restaurants and restaurateurs must do their part, the franchising side of the […]

Wendy’s aiming to boost Canadian franchisees

Wendy’s has announced a new franchise recruitment initiative, Own Your Opportunity, that aims to create pathways for Canadian entrepreneurs who want to grow with the Wendy’s System through franchising. The initiative creates expanded restaurant ownership opportunities for all and supports the company’s goal of increasing restaurant ownership among underrepresented populations.  This looks to continue goals set […]

Wendy’s looks to expand Canadian and digital presence

Wendy’s plans to expand its global footprint to 8,000 restaurants by 2025 include focusing on Canadian and digital expansion. Chief Development Officer Abigail Pringle said the restaurant chain is focusing on driving growth through nontraditional locations. Some 30 per cent of the roughly 1,200 new locations will be nontraditional units, including ghost kitchens, delivery-only locations, fuel, […]

Cora Breakfast and Lunch launches new website devoted to franchise development across Canada

Press Release Cora Breakfast and Lunch is proud to announce the launch of a new website,, dedicated solely to franchisee recruitment across Canada. Cora Breakfast and Lunch, which originated in the Greater Montreal area in 1987, today has more than 125 restaurants across Canada and plans on adding over 40 more in the coming […]

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 […]