Automotive repair shop franchisor Anthony A. Martino Company (AAMCO) has opened its own ‘university’ to act as a training facility for franchisees and their staff. Located in Newnan, Ga., AAMCO University will train prospective, new and current franchisees, along with technicians and managers.
Canadian food-service franchisor MTY Food Group has opened its first fast-premium dining concept, Tosto Quickfire Pizza Pasta, in downtown Toronto. Located near the intersection of Bay and College Streets, the restaurant is intended to balance fine dining with a quick-service setting.
Hair salon franchise system First Choice Haircutters (FCH) has launched a promotional campaign with the hashtage #FCHappy to tie in with its slogan, “Happy Looks Good on You.” Customers are encouraged to share photos taken inside FCH salons through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Food-service franchisor New York Fries, including sister brand South St. Burger, has again been named among Canada’s best-managed companies. Professional services firm Deloitte compiled the latest list based on data from 2014.
Vancouver-based pizzeria franchisor Freshslice Pizza is now offering a gluten-free crust option for all of its pizzas. The food-service chain, which specializes in all-baked, low-calorie pizzas, has recently committed to serving only multigrain or gluten-free crust.
A&W Food Services of Canada has become the first quick-service restaurant (QSR) chain in the country to add organic, fair trade coffee to its menu. The 100 per cent Arabica coffee is brewed by Montréal-based roaster Van Houtte.
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