Company Profiles Franchises Across Canada May/June 2019

Breakfast Restaurant Franchises Across Canada

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It’s considered by many to be the most important meal of the day, so there’s a good reason why most franchise systems operating in the food service sector have placed a heavy focus on their breakfast offerings. From savory pancakes and waffles to classics like eggs and sausage, quick service, fast casual, casual, and full-service restaurants alike are wise to ensure that they’re providing their customers with the right food to fuel their day. Whether they solely focus on this first meal of the day, or offer a strong breakfast menu in conjunction with lunch and/or dinner, these brands offer opportunities for franchisees to get off to a good start in franchising, while their customers get off to a good start with a balanced breakfast.

Cora Breakfast and Lunch

With close to 130 locations coast to coast, Cora Breakfast and Lunch is the largest sit-down breakfast operation in Canada and the chain’s growth continues, with many more openings slated in the coming months. Cora offers customers quality food and service in a warm family atmosphere.

As a Cora franchisee, you will benefit from a successful brand recognized as Canada’s number one breakfast and lunch chain, a proven, innovative business model that serves original, high-quality product, a concept with an established, transferable operating system designed to meet rigorous standards, and a privately owned enterprise operated by a team whose core values are integrity, enthusiasm, and professionalism. Cora is seeking enthusiastic individuals looking for a good work-life balance. If you feel you have the passion and drive to become a Cora franchisee, they’d like to hear from you. To learn more, contact their franchise department at or visit for more details.

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Eggspectation is an innovative upscale-casual dining restaurant concept. Founded in 1993, Eggspectation restaurants are known for their brunches. With extensive all-day menu choices, Eggspectation offers a unique experience. From breakfast to brunch, lunch to coffee and dessert time to happy hour and dinner, Eggspectation is the place to kick back in style with friends, family and business associates, and enjoy good times in this unparalleled environment.

Eggspectation Restaurants is your opportunity to become a strategic franchise partner with one of North America’s most innovative, fast growing, upscale, and casual dining restaurant companies. The franchise would be delighted to begin a dialogue with you about the possibility of joining their team. Visit for more details.

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Smitty’s Canada Inc.

Smitty’s is a full-service family dining restaurant and lounge offering guests wide menu variety, specializing in All your Favourites All Day Long! As a category leader in the family market, Smitty’s franchisees benefit from strong brand awareness and customer loyalty.

The Smitty’s franchising department is continually searching for new locations. Smitty’s Canada insists on approving all proposed sites. The franchise fee includes professional experience in locating and evaluating each potential site. Evaluation includes, but is not limited to, existing competition, traffic patterns, sales generators such as shopping centers or hotel/motels, site accessibility, and demographics. Smitty’s draws on many years of experience in the selection process and knowledge in lease negotiations to provide assistance for you and your lawyer.

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Ben & Florentine Restaurants Inc.

At Ben & Florentine, it’s all about food! From hearty breakfasts to healthy lunches, all Ben & Florentine food is lovingly prepared with the freshest and finest ingredients. The franchise is committed to creating and delivering the finest dining experience in the breakfast and lunch industry with restaurants that are designed to create the perfect atmosphere for spending quality time with friends, family, and a great place for business meetings.

Take charge of your future today! Start your own business by joining the Ben & Florentine family! The franchise is committed to creating and delivering the finest dining experience in the breakfast and lunch industry. By joining the family, you will benefit from a turnkey concept supported by a well-established team. They will assess your objectives, guide you through the franchising process, and support you from start until success! Their goal is to be the premier franchise in the breakfast and lunch industry.

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Crepe Delicious

Crepe Delicious is Canada’s largest and fastest growing mall-based creperie and gelateria, specializing in the creation of world-class sweet and savoury crepes and handcrafted gelato. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, Crepe Delicious offers fresh, nutritious and tasty food for people on-the-go. Their signature crepe batter is only 170 calories and three grams of fat and filled with the finest and freshest ingredients. Their premium gelato is a perfect complement to a specialty crepe.

Crepe Delicious is expanding! Not just a few stores here and there, but a comprehensive expansion plan to develop their national presence throughout the Canada, the U.S., as well as in international markets. Crepe Delicious is confident in their continuing success with a goal to grow the brand and share this achievement with the best owner-operators – like you! For more franchising information, visit

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Eggsmart is more than a place to get breakfast; it’s an excellent place to get together with friends and family before work or on weekends. Eggsmart has a cozy environment that is warm and inviting, offering comfort and convenience while providing great food choices at affordable prices. Although relatively new, Eggsmart currently operates 48 locations in Ontario and is currently developing 2 locations in Calgary, Alberta.

Eggsmart® currently has over 40 locations and continues to focus on growth throughout Canada and internationally. At Eggsmart, we are dedicated to building strong franchise relationships with people who have a passion for the fresh food industry and a drive to succeed. No experience is required! If you are interested in owning an Eggsmart franchise, visit to find out more about what’s required.

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Humpty’s Restaurants International Inc.

A full-service family restaurant with an award-winning breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. Available during all hours of operation, the menu features a wide selection of choices from omelettes and grillcakes to wraps, gourmet burgers, and delicious dinner selections. Special consideration is given to seniors and children under 10 with our Emerald Plus program and Kids Eat Free Fridays.

Humpty’s Restaurants International Inc. (HRII) has developed restaurant concepts and operating systems that require lower levels of franchisee experience, fewer menu changes and less refurbishment to be profitable and competitive. They provide comprehensive training, support, restaurant operations, purchasing, and marketing systems to minimize franchisee risk. Humpty’s places a great deal of importance on system-wide procedures and operating standards to ensure store-level foodservice, food quality and operating efficiencies are maintained and continually improving.

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IHOP opened its first restaurant in Southern California in 1958, and in the ensuing six decades has grown to more than 1,700 locations worldwide by serving their world famous pancakes and a wide variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items with warm hospitality that has become recognized the world over. Ranked “#1 in Family Dining” by ‘Nation’s Restaurant News’ annual Top 100 issue for the past 10 years,  IHOP has brand awareness and appeal to a wide demographic, which makes becoming an IHOP franchisee a unique and exciting experience.

IHOP is currently celebrating its 50th year in Canada, where it opened its first truly International House of Pancakes in 1969 and continues its growth and expansion throughout the country.

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Sunset Grill

Owner-operated Canadian breakfast franchise featuring fresh grilled breakfast and lunch prepared in an open kitchen. California-inspired, serving up fresh ingredients, healthy cooking methods, and sourcing local wherever possible. An attractive one-shift operation (7 a.m. -4 p.m. daily) allows you to spend quality time with your family – without worrying about the business. Enjoy excellent potential income and generous net profits (up to 20 per cent profit on net sales). A proven concept since 1985.

Sunset Grill is focused on growing their franchised units across Ontario, Alberta, and select U.S. and international markets. The chain will concentrate on high traffic and highly visible street locations in addition to freestanding pad sites and end caps with patio (where possible). Street units require 1,000 to 1,500 square feet with basement areas while pad units require approximately 2,200 square feet.

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Tutti Frutti Breakfast & Lunch

Tutti Frutti Breakfast & Lunch is a premium breakfast and lunch restaurant with a complete selection of breakfast plates from traditional to fresh fruit plates. For the past 20 years, Tutti Frutti has been inviting people of all ages to rendez-vous with the delicate pleasures of having breakfast together.

Taking their time to prepare exquisite meals made with the freshest ingredients, combined with a craftsman’s legendary passion, gives Tutti Frutti the chance to witness the power of everything the earth has to bring to our lives. Tutti Frutti Breakfast & Lunch encourages those wishing to learn more about franchising opportunities to contact their franchising department. Visit to learn more.

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Sunny Morning

In 2012 Sergio and Freddy opened their first little restaurant in the Yonge and St. Clair area of Toronto with the idea of serving the best, freshest, made-to-order breakfast and lunch fare, with no processed or pre-cooked ingredients. It was an instant hit. In 2014 they opened their flagship location on The Queensway in Etobicoke and already Sunny Morning is expanding further into different parts of southern Ontario.

So let’s get together for breakfast! Join the brand that serves the freshest food in awesome portions at a great price. Sunny Morning calls it honest food, and it’s one of the many reasons their customers keep coming back for more. Own a business that gives you profitability and quality of life (business hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.). The franchise program covers all aspects of opening and operating your own location at a relatively low cost.

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Ricky’s All Day Grill

Ricky’s All Day Grill is part of The Ricky’s Group of Family-Style Restaurants with more than 85 locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. Ricky’s has three dayparts (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Restaurant sizes are typically from 2,800 to 3,500+ square-feet and usually serve as endcaps in power centres or free-standing buildings.

Outstanding value and a family-friendly atmosphere are hallmarks of all Ricky’s restaurants across Canada, where mouth-watering menu options and welcoming staff have kept customers coming back for generations. The franchise is proud of the supportive, customer-focused culture they’ve built and the corresponding success of the Ricky’s franchise brand. The system offers a variety of franchise options featuring menus that delight, a tried and true system for business success with a nationally supported network and low start-up costs. All of this adds up to an enviable opportunity for any aspiring entrepreneur.

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