Throughout May, casual restaurant franchise system Browns Socialhouse opened three new locations in Grande Prairie, Alta., Langford, B.C., and Yorkton, Sask., bringing its tally up to 26 restaurants across the country.
With a desire to help people in their community find the right vacations, local entrepreneurs and new franchisees Vicky Barzey, Marty Fulkerth and Jed Snatic have opened an Expedia CruiseShipCenters location in Chestermere, Alta.
Joseph Thomas, who works at a Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery at Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, has been chosen as the franchise system’s top barista. Thomas was selected for the honour based on nominations from customers.
Dogtopia, a U.S.-based dog daycare and spa franchise system, is expanding into Canada. To support development, the company has partnered with BLJC Orange Retail Real Estate and Environics Analytics to conduct a comprehensive market study to identify the ideal cities for new franchises.