Greg Roberts, CEO of chicken and tater franchise Mary Brown’s, is featured on this week’s episode of Undercover Boss Canada, as he checks if the company can maintain brand consistency in the process of a massive expansion.
Mr. Lube has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2012 by professional services firm Deloitte for its ability to create sustainable growth, expand market share and maintain corporate health in a challenging industry landscape.
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.
Last Thursday, Wild Wing founder and CEO Rick Smiciklas did everything from wiping down tables to making drinks on Undercover Boss Canada. Disguised as ‘Angelo’ from Chicago, Ill., Smiciklas wore a wig and jeans that didn’t fit and had his teeth moulded.
Frank O’Dea, co-founder of the Second Cup franchise system, will be this year’s keynote speaker at PropertyGuys.com’s National Conference. Currently the chair of AGSI Global, a developer of ‘green housing,’ O’Dea has been involved in several business ventures and charitable organizations.
To commemorate Pizza Hut Canada reaching 100,000 Facebook fans, the franchisor has created perfume that reportedly smells like a fresh pizza box being opened. What began as a Facebook postturned into a contest for the first 110 fans to share their desire to use the scent as a perfume.