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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...

Technology Company of the Year: SkipTheDishes

A few years ago, SkipTheDishes was a small technology startup with just a handful of restaurant partners. Today, the distinctly Canadian company partners with...

International Franchising Inc. Acquires Sweet Jesus

MARKHAM, Ont. — International Franchising Inc. (IFI) has acquired Sweet Jesus — the Toronto-born ice-cream chain known for its hand-crafted “pimped-out” soft-serve ice cream. The...

Northland Properties to Open New Denny’s Locations

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Denny's Corporation has entered into a multi-year franchise-development agreement with Northland Properties, parent company of long-time franchisee Dencan. Since becoming a franchisee...