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Franchisee Success Story: Ivy Siu, Ricky’s All Day Grill

  By Roma Ihnatowycz Ivy Siu is not the sort of person to do anything in half measures. So it’s not surprising that when she heard Ricky’s All Day Grill was looking for new franchisees in Red Deer, Alberta, she jumped into her car and drove to one of their existing locations to check it out. When Siu reached the restaurant, she was so taken with the Ricky’s All Day Grill concept that she leapt at the chance to join the franchise chain. “It was an immediate decision right then and there,” says Siu, now the owner and operator of two Ricky’s franchises in Red Deer, together with her husband Stephen Siu and brother Michael Tong. Fifteen years later, Siu [read more…]

Celebrate CFA’s 50th Anniversary at The Franchise Show!

When the founders of the Canadian Franchise Association came together in 1967 to create an organization committed to the growth, enhancement, promotion, and development of franchising in Canada their dreams were big and their task was large. Now in 2017, as the CFA celebrates its 50th anniversary, their hard work has paid off! With over 600 corporate members, CFA has become the recognized voice for franchising and the only national trade association representing the industry in the country. As the founding members had always intended, CFA is committed to educating Canadians about franchising and specific franchise opportunities. One of the most effective ways the CFA does this is through The Franchise Show! Beginning in 1996 and organized entirely by the [read more…]

Trend into the new year with the January/February issue of FranchiseCanada

Whether we’re aware of it or not, trends play an important role in our lives. From choosing what restaurant to eat at on Friday night to purchasing the new pair of shoes everyone is wearing, trends help consumers determine what they should invest their time, money, and energy on! The same can be said for the franchising industry, which is why the January/February FranchiseCanada issue is showcasing what franchising in Canada will look like in 2017. Specifically, the issue highlights five emerging sectors that prospective franchisees should keep an eye on in the New Year, including sports, recreation, and entertainment; mobile- and home-based businesses; business consultants; sign services; and food service franchises. FranchiseCanada’s cover story on Franchising Trends will also [read more…]