Food-service franchise system Taco Bell announced plans to grow from US$10 to US$15 billion in annual global system-wide sales by 2022. There are currently more than 6,500 Taco Bell restaurants in 23 countries.
Canadian food-service franchisor Booster Juice recently donated $50,000 to the Mike Weir Foundation, as another successful fundraising campaign wrapped up. Pro golfer Weir established the foundation in 2004 to support children’s wellness through donations to small specialized charities and large children’s hospitals throughout the country.
Ed and Mari Hughes of London, Ont., have been named The Little Gym International’s franchisees of the year. The husband and wife, who joined the franchise system in 2005, were recognized for their outstanding contributions to its overall success.
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.