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.
Indoor advertising company Newad has signed an agreement to install static and digital ad boards in Cara restaurants across Canada, including Kesley’s, Montana’s and Milestones franchises. The agreement will offer advertisers a potential of 2.5 million new impressions per week.
This year, Canadian franchise system 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is celebrating its 25th anniversary. In 1989, founder and CEO Brian Scudamore dropped out of high school, invested his life savings of $700 in an old pickup truck and went into business hauling away people’s unwanted household junk for a fee.
A new Two Men and A Truck franchise in Peterborough, Ont., is the first moving company in the Kawartha Lakes area to carry Mikey defibrillators on board. As a precautionary measure in case someone experiences Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), Two Men and a Truck’s Canadian franchisees carry defibrillators.
Quick-service restaurant (QSR) franchise system Tim Hortons has added a new crispy chicken sandwich to its lunch menu. Featuring seasoned white meat breaded on the outside, the new sandwich is made fresh-to-order and comes with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on a soft, bakery-style bun.