If you are having trouble viewing this e-mail message, please click here.
 
 
 
Franchise Express
 
 
FRANCHISE BUZZ
 
Mississauga-based café franchisor Second Cup has acquired 17 locations throughout Toronto. The former franchises will go through a redesign process and one will be unveiled before the end of the year in downtown Toronto.
 
Mr. Sub has hired Tag Franchise, a marketing agency to “develop a new look and feel for the brand for 2015.” Tag says it is excited for the challenge of reinventing the iconic brand, which has more than 300 stores across Canada.
 
MTY Food Group agreed to acquire the assets of Manchu Wok, SenseAsian and Wasabi Grill & Noodle restaurants across Canada and the U.S. MTY will purchase the food-service companies for an estimated $7.9 million.
 
The International Franchise Association’s (IFA’s) Bonny LeVine award recipient for 2014 is Yoshino Nakajima, chief development officer for Home Instead Senior Care. The annual award recognizes female role models with professional accomplishments who act as mentors to other women in the franchising industry.
 
Prime Pubs’ 2014 Draught Master Competition crowned its victor, Jeff Taylor from Ottawa’s D’Arcy McGee’s on Sparks Street, after he wowed judges with his Guinness pouring skills. Not only does Taylor win the title of Draught Master, he also receives a four-day trip to Ireland and $2,000 spending cash.
 
A&W Restaurants Canada began serving antibiotic-free chicken, fed a grain-based, vegetarian diet without animal by-products. A&W is reportedly the first quick-service restaurant (QSR) chain in North America to do so.
 
 
ASK THE EXPERTS Free advice can be worth a lot.
 
 
Steven H. Goldman is a partner and franchise litigation lawyer with Goldman Hine LLP, based in Toronto. For more information, contact him via e-mail at s.goldman@goldmanhine.com.
 
What are the most common types of franchise disputes that are mediated by a third party?
 
The most common involve rescission claims by franchisees, disputes over royalties or ad fund contributions and claims by franchisees for the franchisor’s misrepresentation or breach of the statutory duty of good faith and fair dealing, depending on the applicable legislation.
 
Not all franchise disputes are appropriate for mediation, such as when minimal dollar amounts are involved or when an unwavering principle is at stake for the franchisor, such as continued unauthorized use of its trademark. Disputes where one party has extremely strong claims or defences may be better resolved through arbitration or litigation.
 
Also, if one party wants to establish new case precedent or defeat an existing adverse case precedent, then mediation may not be the desired option.
 
 READ MORE
 
 
 
 
 
 
By Peter Snell
 
It is important to understand the various different aspects of the franchise agreement. One of these basic elements that you can expect to find in the agreement, along with related provisions, is territorial protection.
 
 READ MORE
 

 
CHECK IT OUT
The National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show
National Event Management
November 8-9, 2014 • Quebec City
 
The National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show
National Event Management
November 15-16, 2014 • Edmonton
 
The National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show
National Event Management
January 10-11, 2015 • Toronto
 
The National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show
National Event Management
January 24-25, 2015 • Winnipeg
 
 
 
Franchise Express
THE LEGAL CORNER
Q & A with Frank Zaid
 
Q:What have been the most significant changes in franchising during the past 20 years, in both business and legal terms?
 
 
Franchise Express
 
 
Kenilworth Media Inc.
Email: online@franchiseinfo.ca
Website: www.kenilworth.com
15 Wertheim Court, Suite 710, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3H7
Tel: (905)771-7333, Toll Free: (800)409-8688
 
 
 
Twitter Canadian Business FranchiseCanadian Business Franchise