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Publisher’s Message: First-Class Franchising

October 27, 2017 admin

When you’re looking for the right franchise fit, why not start with the franchise systems that have demonstrated excellence? That’s where FranchiseCanada comes in. The star-studded Excellence in Franchising issue is filled with the finest in Canadian franchising, including best-in-class systems and flourishing franchisees. The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) Awards [read more…]

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Franchising Gives Back: I’ll Take a Blizzard with That

October 27, 2017 admin

In 1984, when Dairy Queen Canada partnered with Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), franchisees across the country’s 650 plus locations made a commitment to raise funds and awareness for the non-profit organization’s life-saving mission. Founded in 1983, CMN supports 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, using donations to [read more…]

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Franchise Fun: Michael Wong, Bento Sushi

October 27, 2017 admin

As the National Director of Retail Operations for Bento Sushi, Canada’s largest sushi provider, Michael Wong has a lot on his plate. The quick service sushi provider operates nationally in both traditional and non-traditional locations, including grocery stores, universities and colleges, hospitals, and business service settings, and is making its [read more…]

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Emerging System: BioGreen Solutions

October 27, 2017 admin

E. coli outbreaks, salmonella poisoning, staph and MRSA infections, fungus, mould – some days it seems that there is no end to the harm that can be caused by the bacteria, viruses, or germs that surround us. It was the need to deal with the dangers of infections and viruses [read more…]

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Leadership Profile: Warren Erhart, White Spot

October 27, 2017 admin

By most people’s standards, Warren Erhart’s first foray into the world of food service was fairly tame, even formulaic: the young Erhart worked at McDonald’s as a teen. Putting in long hours at the famous Golden Arches to make some extra pocket money was hardly unique. In fact, working at [read more…]

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Day in the Life: Alair Homes

October 27, 2017 admin

Serving the picturesque market of Georgian Bay, Ontario, Justin Thompson and Mike Ribout’s Alair Homes franchise exudes the high-quality standards the franchise is known for across its nearly 100 locations throughout North America. The Alair Homes motto, “Living better starts here,” is as true for the entire company as it [read more…]

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The First Year: Pumpernickel’s

October 27, 2017 admin

Sometimes the problem isn’t finding a passion in life; it’s finding the courage to pursue it. For Ken Preville, who grew up working in restaurants in his native St. Lucia, the food business was always his first love. But it took a layoff from his job working in renewable energy [read more…]

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Millennials in Franchising: Little Kickers

October 27, 2017 admin

Just as there are many ways to kick a ball into a net, there is more than one trajectory to becoming a franchisee for Little Kickers, a pre-school soccer academy. Larissa Gibson was working at a soccer supplies store and meeting franchisees as customers. Crystal Hartog was in marketing when [read more…]

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