Retaining the divided attention of post-COVID QSR customers

Quick Service Restaurants face an uncertain future. Here’s how they can win in a digital marketplace with customers staying at home. By Peter Klayman With the pandemic altering the definition of “normal” across industries, Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) have been amongst the fortunate few able to stay afloat. While foot traffic to fast food and […]

Wendy’s introduces new Bacon Maple Chicken Sandwich

Press Release It’s a sandwich that’s three years in the making — because you don’t rush greatness… you just don’t. Introducing Wendy’s newest artisan bread masterpiece: the Bacon Maple Chicken Sandwich. This limited-time sandwich brings completely craveable flavors to the most wonderful time of year. The Bacon Maple Chicken Sandwich is made with all the […]

Introducing Dal Moro’s Fresh Pasta To Go, the Italian franchise bringing fresh Venetian pasta to Canadians

Toronto to become the first North American home to Dal Moro’s Fresh Pasta To Go Press release On March 2, Dal Moro’s Fresh Pasta To Go officially opened the doors of their very first franchise location outside of Europe. Located at 605 Yonge Street in Toronto, the new fast-casual restaurant will offer Canadians a real […]

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 […]

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 […]

All-day breakfast: Is Canada late to the table?

By Rita Negrete A large and vocal cohort of Canadians was disappointed that the McDonald’s experiment with all-day breakfast in its U.S. units won’t be duplicated in Canada—at least not for now. Nor are quick-service competitors rushing into the breach. Canada’s iconic Tim Hortons, for instance, made news when it extended weekday breakfast to noon […]