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Foodtastic Acquires Chocolato

MONTREAL — Foodtastic Inc. has acquired leading Quebec dessert chain, Chocolato, Chocolate and Ice Cream Bar. Founded in Quebec City...

Popeyes to Open 1,500 Restaurants in China

SHANGHAI — Popeyes Louisana Kitchen Inc. has announced plans to open more than 1,500 Popeyes restaurants in China over the next 10 years.

RBI Highlights Success of New Initiatives in Q1 Earnings Call

TORONTO — Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI) has reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. “Overall, we had...

New York Fries Expanding in India

VAUGHAN, Ont. — New York Fries will open its first franchise in New Delhi, India this summer as part of a multi-franchise deal with Naveen...

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...

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...

Haidilao Coming to Canada

RICHMOND, B.C. — Popular Chinese hot-pot chain, Haidilao Hot Pot, is set to open its first Canadian location next month, according to the Georgia...

Chick-Fil-A Selects Toronto for First International Expansion

TORONTO — Chick-fil-A will open its doors in Toronto in 2019, marking the company’s first franchisee-owned restaurant outside of the U.S. “Toronto is a great...

Why Franchisors are Looking Beyond North America for their Next Big...

When a restaurant concept becomes a runaway success, international expansion is likely the next action item on the operator’s agenda. The natural go-to destination...