MEET THE FRANCHISOR

Meet the Franchisor: Nelson Lang of Pita Pit

By Peter Saunders When Nelson Lang co-founded Pita Pit in 1995 near Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., he had spotted an opportunity to provide healthier food options to hungry students, rather than the greasy fast food to which they were accustomed.
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FEATURED FRANCHISES

TOP FRANCHISE

A gold standard for window cleaning at Aurum

Michael Morozov is founder and CEO of Aurum, headquartered in Vaughan, Ont., with 250 employees and more than 25,000 clients across North America, which it serves through more than 18 corporate locations.
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FEATURES

Just Beginning: Nothing Bundt Cakes

By Samantha Ashenhurst There are plenty of bakeries where customers can grab a tasty treat, but few offer a bundt cake so delicious it serves as the backbone of the business. Since 1997, Nothing Bundt Cakes has satisfied cake lovers across the U.S. In 2016, the bakeshop opened its first Canadian franchise in Burlington, Ont.
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LEGAL CORNER

Bilingual franchise contracts in Quebec

By Peter Snell As a franchise lawyer operating in a predominantly anglophone province of Canada, I am often asked by franchisors, “If I plan to franchise in Quebec, does my franchise agreement need to be in French?”
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FEATURES

Giving kids a sporting chance with TGA Premier Sports

By Darren Hore With a business that spans Sault Ste. Marie and Greater Sudbury, Ont., I am Canada’s first and currently only franchisee for Teach-Grow-Achieve (TGA) Premier Sports, which takes a unique approach to children’s sports instruction.
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NEWS

College Hunks co-founders named entrepreneurs of the year

Professional services firm Ernst & Young has honoured College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving co-founders Omar Sollman and Nick Friedman (pictured left to right) with an Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the consumer services category. College Hunks is a franchise system that provides moving, junk removal and donation pickup services. It expanded into Canada for the first time in 2016 with the opening of an Edmonton branch. “We are humbled and honoured to…
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