Multinational burger giant Carl's Jr. opened its first Lower Mainland store in mid-January and plans to open another five outlets in Metro Vancouver in each of the next five years, the company's head. . .
Health-conscious Chipotle Mexican Grill opened its first Vancouver restaurant December 13 at Robson Square, a popular downtown plaza and shopping district - but don't expect to buy into the franchise. . .
A recent TD Canada Trust survey found 54 per cent of baby boomers have or are considering starting a business, everything from consulting firms to buying a franchise. An earlier CIBC survey found a. . .
Fast-expanding Tim Hortons has received the 2012 Harris/Decima EquiTrend Brand of the Year award, ranked highest on the measure of equity in the quick-service restaurant (QSR) category. The equity . . .
Montreal-based 360 Vox Corp. is the new parent company of Vancouver-based Sotheby's International Realty Canada and Blueprint Global Marketing Ltd. The deal is a landmark for the two companies, which. . .
The Wendy's Company, owner of the Wendy's restaurant franchise chain, has reported consolidate revenue of $626.3 million for the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 4.1 per cent from the preceeding. . .
Global Pet Foods Inc., based in Brantford, Ontario, is proceeding with a major expansion in Western Canada. The company, which specializes in natural, organic pet foods, has 155 franchises across . . .
As part of an aggressive effort to grab market share from rivals Starbucks Corp. and Tim Hortons Inc., food giant McDonald's Corp. has stepped up a java-fuelled Canadian expansion. "This year we're . . .
A former Vancouver hotel maintenance manager has purchased The Maids franchise for Richmond. U.S-based The Maids is a residential cleaning franchise that specializes in "cleaning for health." New . . .
Fast-growing British Columbia franchisor Core Education & Fine Arts (CEFA) has expanded outside the province for the first time - to Calgary. The junior kindergarten franchisor now has 11 schools and. . .
How do you take a small idea and turn it into the next big thing in digital marketing? Ask Don McQuaid, owner of RTown Communications, and he'll tell you it's all about thinking big. RTown has been . . .
The Quebec-based Cora breakfast and lunch restaurant chain is coming to Saskatchewan, with its first location opening later this month (November) in Saskatoon as it expands westward. The Cora outlet . . .
Vancouver's Executive Hotels & Resorts has announced that it has opened two new franchised hotels, one in Lloydminster and the other in Regina. There are 17 hotels managed or licensed by the company. . .
Ontario-based Cara Operations is bringing a Milestones Grill and Bar restaurant to Manitoba. The casual-dining concept, with nearly 50 restaurants in Canada, will be introduced to the province in . . .
Dark Table has opened in Vancouver's Kitsilano area as the third dining spot from Moe Alameddine and his company, O Noir, where people eat in a totally blacked-out room. The 75-seat establishment has. . .
Alberta will allow more semi-skilled foreign foodservice workers in the province than originally planned under a pilot project aimed to give newcomers a better chance of becoming landed immigrants. . . .
Europe-based GeoWash, a franchise in the ecological car-wash business, is expanding rapidly with business in over 30 countries. Now, Canadian franchisee Ali Dohaini has opened the very first GeoWash . . .
GE Capital Franchise Finance has provided Temple Real Estate Investment Trust (Temple REIT) with $20 million toward its purchase of the Aquire Hotel in West Edmonton. The six-storey, 160-room hotel . . .
U.S.-based Smashburger recently opened its second Canadian location in Calgary's Royal Oak neighbourhood after the successful opening of its first Canadian restaurant in the northeast part of that . . .
McDonald's may be known around the world for its Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets, but we all know that it's not above shaking up its menu for different regions. For example, diners in Asia can feast . . .
Vancouver poutine lovers will soon have another establishment to satisfy their cravings. Smoke's Poutinerie is opening two of its three announced franchise locations on Robson Street and Granville . . .
B.C.-based White Spot Restaurants opened its first Triple O's location in Mainland China July 28 and plans to open another 15 restaurants in the country within the next four years. The move is part . . .
U.S.-based Famous Dave's has inked a deal with a Canadian franchisee, Tribal Council Investment Group of Manitoba Ltd. (TCIG) for a new store opening in Winnipeg. Seven First Nations tribal councils . . .
Canadian franchise chain Mucho Burrito is bringing a new wave of Mexican options to the Muscat Grand Mall in Muscat, Oman. The franchise entered into a master franchisee agreement with the Double . . .
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