(Toronto, ON) April 25, 2018… The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) (www.cfa.ca) announced the recipients of the 2018 Franchisees’ Choice Designation last night at a gala awards presentation during the 27th annual CFA National Convention in Ottawa, Ontario. This is the eighth year for the annual awards program and, to recognize franchise systems that have been awarded the Franchisees’ Choice Designation multiple years in a row, CFA has introduced special 5, 6, 7 and 8-year logos that these companies can use to promote their consistent high marks from franchisees.
“The true strength of a franchise system lies in the mutually-rewarding relationship between a franchisor and its franchisees,” says Lorraine McLachlan, CFA President and Chief Executive Officer. “Being a Franchisees’ Choice designee is a high honour because the high rankings in franchisee satisfaction come directly from the franchisees themselves. To earn that honour year over year is especially significant because it shows that these recipients are consistently earning high marks from their franchisees.”
The Franchisees’ Choice designees are CFA member franchise systems who voluntarily took part in an independently-administered survey. Their franchisees were asked to rate the franchisor in key areas of the franchise business model, including leadership; business planning and marketing; training and support; ongoing operations; and the relationship between the franchisor and franchisee.
In the due diligence process of investigating a franchise opportunity, speaking with existing franchisees about the opportunity being explored is essential. For prospective franchisees, the Franchisees’ Choice Designation identifies that a franchise brand has received solid endorsement and ratings from its franchisees. The 2018 Franchisees’ Choice designees are representative of the spectrum of franchise opportunities and the diversity and excellence of CFA members.
Regardless of any awards or recognitions a franchise system may receive, CFA strongly recommends that prospective franchisees conduct thorough due diligence. CFA offers an array of products and events for prospective franchisees, including CFA’s official online franchise directory LookforaFranchise.ca, FranchiseCanada magazine, the annual FranchiseCanada Directory and The Franchise Show, Canada’s largest franchise-only exhibition held across Canada.
For more information about the Franchisees’ Choice Designation program, visit www.awardsprogram.ca.
2018 CFA Franchisees’ Choice Designees
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9Round Franchising LLC
BeaverTails (5-Year Designee)
Bin There Dump That
Boston Pizza (8-Year Designee)
CertaPro Painters (8-Year Designee)
Clintar Landscape Management
COBS Bread (8-Year Designee)
Comfort Keepers Canada (7-Year Designee)
Edo Japan (8-Year Designee)
FASTSIGNS (6-Year Designee)
Fire-Alert Mobile Extinguishers (5-Year Designee)
Heart to Home Meals
Hickory Dickory Decks
Home Instead Senior Care (8-Year Designee)
Inspiration Learning Centre
Instant Imprints (5-Year Designee)
Kumon Math and Reading Centres
Liberty Tax Service (8-Year Designee)
Lice Squad.com (7-Year Designee)
Little Kickers (5-Year Designee)
Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters (8-Year Designee)
Metropolitan Movers Inc.
Oxygen Yoga and Fitness
Par-T-Perfect Party Planners Inc. (5-Year Designee)
Paul Davis Restoration
Pizza Nova (8-Year Designee)
Pizza Pizza (5-Year Designee)
Print Three Franchising (5-Year Designee)
PropertyGuys.com Inc. (8-Year Designee)
PuroClean Canada (7-Year Designee)
Quesada Burritos and Tacos
Ricky’s All Day Grill
Sangster’s Health Centres (8-Year Designee)
Scholars Education Centre
Speedpro Signs (6-Year Designee)
St. Louis Bar and Grill
Symposium Cafe Inc. (8-Year Designee)
Tan on the Run
The Lunch Lady
THE TEN SPOT® beauty bars
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK (8-Year Designee)
UCMAS Mental Math Schools (8-Year Designee)
White Spot Restaurants (5-Year Designee)
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The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) helps everyday Canadians realize the dream of building their own business through the power of franchising. CFA advocates on issues that impact this dream on behalf of more than 700 corporate members and over 40,000 franchisees from many of Canada’s best-known and emerging franchise brands. Beyond its role as the voice of the franchise industry, CFA strengthens and develops franchising by delivering best-practice education and creating rewarding connections between Canadians and the opportunities in franchising. Canadian franchises contribute over $96 billion per year to the Canadian economy and create jobs for more than 1.8 million Canadians. Learn more at www.cfa.ca or www.FranchiseCanada.online.
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