Food-service franchise system Freshii has been sued by Vancouver franchisee Three Fresh Guys (TFG) for signing franchise agreements with other franchisees within TFG’s territory. Negotiations for a master franchise agreement for the territory, which includes British Columbia’s Greater Vancouver Area, Lower Mainland and Whistler Corridor, began in June 2010.
Vancouver-based pizzeria franchisor Freshslice Pizza is now offering a gluten-free crust option for all of its pizzas. The food-service chain, which specializes in all-baked, low-calorie pizzas, has recently committed to serving only multigrain or gluten-free crust.
SSP Canada Food Services has partnered with CKE Restaurants to open a new Carl’s Jr. franchise at Vancouver International Airport. The burger chain now has eight locations within British Columbia and a total of 13 across Canada.
Signal 88 Security has opened its first Canadian franchise in Vancouver. The company provides trained security officers and monitoring services to businesses, apartment complexes, government buildings, shopping centres, hotels, hospitals and special events.
By Peter Saunders When your first franchisee is an Olympic champion, you’re going to get noticed—but Velofix, a mobile bicycle-repair business, had already built a high profile in Vancouver when gold-medal triathlete Simon Whitfield opened the first franchise in Victoria earlier this year.
By Peter Snell Over the next several issues of Canadian Business Franchise, this column will continue to explore different aspects of the franchise agreement, to give you a better understanding of its basic elements.
By Jacquie De Almeida Mike Cordoba has fond memories of visiting Mr. Mikes Steakhouse as a child. Growing up in North Vancouver, his family regularly visited the eatery known for its bottomless salad bar and cafeteria-style service. When the cook called out an order number, the customer picked up their steak on a tray. No-frills dining, for sure, but unpretentious was in.
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