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Meet the Franchisor: Susan Senecal of A&W Food Services of Canada

By Peter Saunders On Feb. 16, Susan Senecal became the first woman to take on the role of president and CEO of A&W Food Services of Canada, the franchisor for the country’s second-largest burger chain, behind only McDonald’s Canada. She is also the company’s first fully bilingual CEO.
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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

Unusual Franchises: TeamLogic IT

By Peter Saunders When Chuck Lennon was working with Franchise Services, the franchisor behind Sir Speedy and other print shops, the system needed broad-based information technology (IT) support.
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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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White Spot celebrates 90 years with ‘retro’ menu and coins

In anticipation of its 90th birthday on June 16, Vancouver-based restaurant franchisor White Spot has introduced commemorative coins and a limited-edition retro menu that celebrates the burger joint’s roots in BBQ chicken. Executive chef Danny Markowicz has brought back White Spot’s ‘chicken in the straw,’ combining a crispy quarter chicken with creamy coleslaw on a ‘nest’ of Kennebec fries, along with other anniversary items, available until June 15. Then, on June 16, customers at…
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