Ravi Sidhu, Fatburger

For Ravi Sidhu, franchising with Fatburger was one of the easiest decisions she’s ever made. It was also one of her most rewarding. The BC resident has a long history with the west coast brand that extends well beyond her role as a franchisee. Aside from enjoying their delicious burgers as a devoted customer, Sidhu […]

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Cheryl Howlett, Smoke’s Poutinerie

In February 2018, Cheryl Howlett made a visit to the Canadian Franchise Association’s (CFA) Franchise Canada Show in Toronto. You could say this Smoke’s Poutinerie franchisee has a soft spot for the show since attending her first one in 2011. After all, it’s where she initially met Smoke’s Poutinerie Founder Ryan Smolkin. “We kept coming […]

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Q&A with a Booster Juice Franchisee

Franchisees Genevieve Knauff and Bert Hennessey rely on franchisor support to make their Booster Juice store a success Why did you become a franchisee? My business partner, Bert Hennessey, and I own and operate other businesses that have cyclical markets. We were looking to further diversify our portfolio and a second franchise made financial sense. […]

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Q&A with C-Lovers Fish & Chips Franchisees

Franchisees Sean and Argyro Holmes appreciate the support that comes with being part of a reputable franchise Why did you become franchisees? We decided to become franchisees to become self-employed and align ourselves with a reputable franchisor. It was very important to us work with the franchisor to select our site and build out our […]

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Q&A with a Pita Pit Franchisee

Harsha Jagtap is fulfilling her passion for healthy, high-quality food as a Pita Pit franchisee   Why did you become a franchisee? I was always passionate about owning my own business, and wanted to follow a proven system. I have a really strong work ethic and a drive to succeed. I was always thinking that […]

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Q&A with a PropertyGuys.com Franchisee

Tony C. Fritz took charge of his career when he became a PropertyGuys.com franchisee Why did you become a franchisee? After being involved in two major business sectors over the last decade – the financial sector, followed by the energy sector – I was fortunate enough to witness significant market crashes in both industries. After […]

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Q&A with a Global Pet Foods Franchisee

Marco Ariganello loves helping people and their pets as a Global Pet Foods franchisee Why did you become a franchisee? I’ve worked in retail for over 25 years and felt it was time to take on the challenge of owning my own business, as it had always been a goal of mine. I’ve worked for […]

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Q&A with a Restoration 1 Franchisee

Franchisee Chris Hobbs feels like part of a family as a Restoration 1 franchisee Why did you decide to become a franchisee? I decided to become a Restoration 1 franchisee for a few reasons: I felt comfortable with the owner, Eric, and his business sense. I could tell he was an intelligent business person. I […]

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Success Story: Oxford Learning Franchisee

Young franchisee Trisha Dosaj Makarov makes the grade with Oxford Learning Centres Though Trisha Dosaj Makarov had been with Oxford Learning for eight years, she was just 34 years old when she was presented with the opportunity of a lifetime. It was March 2015, and Dosaj Makarov, the then Education Director at the Richmond Hill […]

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Success Story: Kumon Franchisee

Kitty Cho has always been passionate about education. After completing a two-year Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) diploma, she ran her own tutoring centre for over a decade in addition to holding various management positions. While she enjoyed working with students, she didn’t like the atmosphere at her previous tutoring centre, […]

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Success Story: Druxy’s Famous Deli Franchisee

While some FranchiseCanada Show attendees are completely new to the world of franchising, others are industry veterans looking for new opportunities. When he attended the FranchiseCanada Show in 2012, Zafar Ahmad had already operated and worked for several franchises. “When I moved to Canada over 20 years ago, I was interested in opening a business but […]

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