By Nancy Harris Q: Why is it important for franchisees to plan for the end-of-year holiday business season? Nancy says: One of the most unfortunate situations for any business is not being able to meet demand due to low supply.
By Chad Finkelstein Is it true British Columbia is getting its own provincial franchise legislation? Chad says:
Barring some unforeseen event, yes. Last year, the British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) issued a consultation paper seeking input from franchise-sector stakeholders regarding possible franchise laws for the province.
On May 5, the former driver for Topper’s Pizza in Milton, Ont., reopened the restaurant, this time as a co-franchisee. Noordin Manasia has reopened the franchise, which closed down a year ago, with his brother-in-law Riyaz Maknojia.
Kostuch Media, which publishes Foodservice and Hospitality, a Canadian hospitality business magazine, has named Pizza Pizza ‘company of the year’ for 2013. The food-service franchise system was honoured at a year-end award ceremony with the prestigious Pinnacle Award, recognizing its successful growth.
On August 19, Smoke’s Poutinerie opened its first franchise in Niagara Falls, Ont., bringing traditional Quebec-style poutine to a new part of the country. Smoke’s offers many topping options, a choice of gravies and sauces for the yellow-fleshed fries and Quebec cheese curds.
By the end of the summer, food-service franchisor Pizza Pizza will have six new locations open in the Montreal area to better serve its customers in the community. New franchises opened in late June and early July in the Verdun, Plateau-Mont-Royal, Laval and Ahuntsic-Cartierville communities.