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iQ Opens Second iQx Outpost

TORONTO — Toronto-based healthy fast-casual chain, iQ has opened a second location of its iQx concept at the Toronto outpost of Equinox — a...

Pita Pit Continues Major Expansion in India

KINGSTON, Ont. — Pita Pit has opened its first restaurant in Southern India, according to APN News. Located in Ascendas Park...

China’s Luckin Coffee Planning U.S. IPO

HONG KONG — Chinese startup Luckin Coffee has tapped three banks to work on a U.S. IPO in 2019, according to Reuters.

How Jollibee Has Grown Into One of the World’s Most-Beloved Restaurant...

Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, caused a frenzy when he visited a Jollibee location in Manila in 2017. Then, when the popular...

Chaska Bringing Indian Food Eatery to Toronto

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Building on the popularity of its first location in Mississauga, Ont., Chaska — an Indian street-food chain — will open its...

Franchise Profile: La Prep

When Naveen Seth took over as CEO of La Prep in 2017, “the first thing I wanted to do was freshen up the entire...

Franchise Profile: Copper Branch

One might think Rio Infantino’s launch of a plant-based-food franchise concept in 2014 was serendipity. But that doesn’t mean Dorval, Que.-based Copper Branch’s exponential...

Hot Concept: Meat & Bread

Never discourage a 20-something from travelling abroad: it might just inspire an empire. That’s what happened when Meat & Bread co-founders Cord Jarvie and...

Paramount Fine Foods Announce Global Expansion Plans

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Following a year of unprecedented growth in 2018, Paramount Fine Foods has announced global-expansion plans for 2019. The Middle-Eastern restaurant chain plans...

Fresh Thinking: A Look at Ruth Tal’s Fresh Restaurant Empire

Inspired by her first taste of fresh carrot juice, Fresh founder Ruth Tal embarked on an entrepreneurial journey that ultimately led her to become...