Exploring franchise brands that have recently joined the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)
Investing in a business is a big step for any inspiring entrepreneur to take, and franchising can offer opportunities of established support and guidance throughout the daunting process. With hundreds of successful and well-known franchises to choose from in Canada, one might not know where to start on their journey.
That’s why it’s important to look out for Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) member brands. As members of the Association, CFA member franchises voluntarily pledge to uphold the CFA’s core values of excellence in franchising through the CFA’s Code of Ethics, which ensures that members are dedicated to helping everyday Canadians realize the dream of building their own business through leadership, opportunity, trust, and credibility.
In this resource article, Franchise Canada introduces you to new CFA member franchises that are making a mark across a variety of categories from cafes, bakeries, and juice bars to hotels and motels, cannabis shops, senior support centres, skincare clinics, and more!
Ami Tea Canada
The Ami Tea Canada concept provides family-oriented casual dining and takeaway outlets to customers in an atmosphere and manner that has been carefully developed by the franchisor using the Ami Tea system. Ami is a symbol of friendship. Drink Ami bubble milk tea, have fun, enhance collaboration, and enjoy the delicious taste. Explore a variety of beverages using Ami teas, fruit drinks, smoothies, pearl toppings, and crystal boba and be well on the way to making customized awesome desserts. Ami Tea provides a diversified bubble milk tea combination and authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
AMITEA: Accessible, Mutual benefits, Inspiring, Trustworthy, Excellent, Amicable culture.
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More!
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More® is a franchise concept specializing in custom decorated apparel with more than 88 locations opened or in development in the U.S. Big Frog’s goal is to become the world leader in the $20 billion garment decorating industry. Using high-tech direct-to-garment printing, it is the only chain or franchise of its kind. Big Frog has a strong history of success and wonderful validation from its franchise owners. This exciting opportunity is now available to Canadian franchisees.
Benefits of investing with Big Frog include high margins, low capital investment, new technology, green process, no receivables, low overhead and operating costs, and B-to-B as well as B-to-C markets.
Caffe Artigiano was founded in Vancouver in 1999 and is one of the most well-known brands to ever come out of the west coast. Through its focus on experience, art, and community, the business has developed a very loyal customer following for its coffee. In 2017, Caffe Artigiano was acquired by Knightsbridge Capital Group with a focus to modernize Artigiano’s product offering and café spaces, as well as to prioritize the importance of sustainable business practices and ongoing collaborations/support with the community.
Caffe Artigiano literally translates from Italian to “artisan coffee” which it has been known for since inception. Caffe Artigiano has expanded to 19 locations in Western Canada, and is supported by its own roastery in Burnaby, British Columbia.
An importer and distributor of ceramic tiles, natural stones, high-end bathware, and high-performance technical products, Ceragres has been an indispensable reference in the field of design and architecture for the last 30 years. Ceragres has expert advisors located in eight boutique workspaces and over 100 stores distributing products throughout Quebec, Ontario, and the Atlantic Provinces.
Ceragres now offers design enthusiasts with an entrepreneurial spirit the opportunity to become the owner of a Ceragres Boutique. Through a franchise concept, they can benefit from the expertise and reputation of Ceragres while relying on the brand’s know-how for their business start-up.
Chatime Canada is one of the largest and fastest-growing bubble tea brands in the world. The brand was introduced in Canada in 2011 and was the first to bring authentic Taiwanese tea beverages to the market. Since then, Chatime has reached over 60 locations in Ontario and British Columbia.
The Chatime concept is flexible and can be adapted for locations from 250 sq. ft. to over 2,500 sq. ft., with proven success in traditional and non-traditional locations. The large head office team provides full training and operational and marketing support. With its sister brands, Bake Code and Atealier, Chatime is uniquely positioned to offer Asian-European pastries and innovative offerings tailored to Canadian customers.
Custodia Seniors Support is changing the seniors support industry forever and is looking for franchise partners who dream of owning a business, but don’t want to do it alone, and who want to build a great business to help seniors in the community.
Custodia is Canada’s premier aging-in-place franchise network. No special skills or licences are required, and Custodia provides: a winning combination of local professional expertise and the latest technology; world-class support and training; and a business system that grew revenues by 10 times in 2019.
Custodia has more than 100 markets approved for development across Canada and is also seeking Master or Area Developer expansion in markets worldwide.
DermaEnvy Skincare is a medical aesthetics, laser, and skincare clinic specializing in non-invasive cosmetic treatments. Its unique micro-clinic concept offers a private, clinical environment setting, creating a more inviting and comfortable setting for men and women. Quality results and affordable laser and skincare is the core of the DermaEnvy business.
The top eight reasons to join DermaEnvy include: 100 per cent Canadian-owned brand, flat fee franchise fee, booming laser and aesthetics industry, low initial investment, refined business model, market-leading partnerships, ongoing support and training, and a high return/high margin on investment.
Conversion, multi-unit, and master franchise opportunities are available.
Fast Leaf Inc. is the first and only craft cannabis micro-cultivation franchise in the world. Fast Leaf understands the cannabis industry, and with that understanding, has created a cannabis-growing franchise model that is extremely lucrative.
Fast Leaf has developed a proprietary and repeatable system of creating high-yield, high-quality cannabis within 200m2 of canopy space. Its proprietary growing system and turnkey solution allow anyone (no experience needed) entry into the lucrative Canadian craft cannabis industry.
Fast Leaf also offers a complete absentee owner program that allows you to be a passive investor in the franchise while Fast Leaf’s professional staff manages your franchise for you.
Five Star Holiday Décor
Five Star Holiday Décor is a seasonal franchise system that provides premier holiday season lighting and decorating services. It offers customers a professional full-service package which includes a comprehensive design consultation, state-of-the art-customized LED lighting, professional installation, on-site in-season maintenance, scheduled efficient take down, and secure year-round storage services.
Five Star Holiday Décor is looking for standalone franchisees and seasonal business owners who are actively looking for an opportunity to generate significant revenues during a time that is traditionally slow for many seasonal businesses. Five Star Holiday Décor is a turnkey franchise system that provides all the products, training, tools, and support needed to establish a thriving home-based holiday lighting business.
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality Canada has been conducting indoor air quality assessments since 2003. It is qualified to test for asbestos, lead, silica, mercury, smoke, mould, and to perform infrared thermal imaging.
With a franchise purchase, learn how to conduct residential and light commercial air quality inspections. In-house training includes sampling methods, equipment usage, pump calibrations, data logging, and sample storage. Franchisees have shared use of a successful corporate website, advertising, Google word ads, flyers, logos, clothing, and promotional materials, including 25 years of experience, peer review of reports, and on-site help with investigations.
There is a low franchise territory fee, low monthly royalties, and a very short return on investment. Can be full or part-time and can include multi-person shared territories.
Keeping the Books Inc.
Keeping the Books Inc. provides bookkeeping, payroll, and tax services, specializing in small business and start-up entrepreneurs. Its 100 per cent cloud-based technology, combined with one-stop-shop services, makes Keeping the Books a leading choice for business accounting needs.
Keeping the Books is looking for franchisees to join its growing, energetic, and innovative team of entrepreneurs. Becoming a franchisee makes you not only an integral team member, but part of a growing family who is fully invested in your success.
The benefits of investing with Keeping the Books include low overhead, higher profit margins, recession-proof, exceptional client retention, recurring monthly revenue, able to work from anywhere, and prime territories available now.
Konz Pizza…in a Cone®
Konz Pizza in a Cone® proudly stands as one of the most diverse and interesting QSR franchise opportunities in Canada. The company is uniquely positioned as a fresh new concept that is taking advantage of the busy ‘on the go’ lifestyle of today’s Canadian families.
Konz is the future of pizza and its products offer comfort, convenience, no mess, no spills, and they are kid approved.
Konz Pizza…in a Cone® provides a proven system that combines flexibility, ease of operation, full training, a turnkey business, and great profit margins. The brand is working to become the top of the express sector by dominating three key trends: innovation, fresh/healthy options, and convenience.
As a Modern PURAIR franchise partner, you would be hired by schools, builders, property managers, restoration contractors, and commercial and residential clients for indoor air quality services.
Demand for Modern PURAIR services continues to grow through 2020. People are more concerned about indoor air quality now than ever before. There is limited competition from professional companies and consumers love and trust the Modern PURAIR brand. Modern PURAIR provides a recession-resistant model serving many markets, with recurring revenue streams. Modern PURAIR is looking for great people who want to build their own business following a proven system and help the brand continue its reputation of quality and trust.
ONESource Moving Solutions for Seniors, Professionals and Families
ONESource Moving Solutions for Seniors, Professionals and Families are professional move managers who can plan, coordinate, and organize every detail of the moving process. ONESource move managers have experiences and resources that save you time and reduce stress. ONESource offers a menu of services customized to meet your needs and budget. It is a one-stop solution that ensures everything is done to ensure a positive experience.
ONESource is looking for progressive entrepreneurs with business experience and strong people skills to join the franchise system. Franchisees receive one week of intensive training, access to the ONESource marketing program, and ongoing support.
Born from a love of bread and a passion for quality, Paris Baguette is an international fast casual bakery franchise founded in 1988, specializing in French-inspired goods. In addition to chef-inspired cakes, pastries, sandwiches, salads, and signature coffee and tea, Paris Baguette offers a unique experience to thousands of guests daily. Today, Paris Baguette has over 4,000 locations worldwide.
Paris Baguette offers franchise owners a compelling and rewarding business opportunity. With proprietary recipes, an impressive product line, and a proven track record, Paris Baguette is seeking individuals with the passion and motivation to partner with the brand to bring it to the Canadian market, starting with the Toronto area.
Disasters happen, and they require expertise and know-how to clean up and restore. By acquiring a Qualiclean franchise, you become an active partner in Qualiclean’s successful cleanup and restoration network.
Since 1994, one client at a time, Qualinet has become the benchmark in Québec for disaster cleanup operations. With a network of 40-plus franchises built over the years, the Qualiclean brand now shines in every region. When flooding, fire and smoke damage, or oil spills happen; for hazardous material recovery, blocked drains and pipes; for eco-friendly disaster renovation, clothing and fabric dry cleaning; or for residential and commercial cleaning, there is a Qualiclean team ready to answer your call.
Quality Care Cleaners
Quality Care Cleaners provides quality dry cleaning services in the Greater Toronto Area. Voted Mississauga & Oakville top dry cleaner and alterations service provider, Quality Care Cleaners has developed an enviable reputation for incomparable reliability and outstanding quality of dry cleaning services.
The dry cleaning process is very complex and includes many different stages that require professional training and expertise. Quality Care Cleaners’ staff are trained and educated in all these areas and will provide garments with the high-quality dry cleaning treatment they deserve. Services offered include dry cleaning, alterations and repairs, wash and fold, suede and leather cleaning, shoe shine and repairs, carpet and rug cleaning, uniform dry cleaning, and more.
Realstar Hospitality is a privately owned, Toronto-based company with an ever-increasing portfolio of award-winning brands. As a full-service franchisor of the Days Inn, Motel 6, and Studio 6 brands in Canada, the company’s main focus is fully aligned with its franchise community: building top line revenues, maximizing efficiencies, and minimizing operating expenses.
Realstar Hospitality delivers an extensive range of efficient support services to its more than 140 franchised hotels across the country. Franchisees benefit from having full access to a dynamic team of hospitality professionals that provide guidance and assistance with training, quality assurance, procurement expertise, global and national sales, marketing and advertising, operations support, and more.
Days Inn Canada
One of Canada’s leading hotel brands, Days Inn Canada is perfectly suited for urban, suburban, and rural markets. With an established footprint of more than 115 hotels in Canada, Days Inn boasts a Canadian-based team of service-focused hospitality professionals and is an integral member of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, able to take full advantage of Wyndham’s global reach.
As the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts unites its brands with the loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards®. Franchisees have access to a new construction designed-in-Canada prototype and interior design packages along with a range of support services including procurement, sales, marketing, revenue management, and conversion assistance.
An iconic brand, Motel 6 is known for providing quality and comfortable lodging, at an affordable rate. Growth in Canada has been compelling, with both new build and conversion locations. Reinventing economy lodging, the award-winning Motel 6 prototype features modern styling and functionality. Named the “Best Budget-Friendly Hotel Brand” by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, the brand’s “no frills attitude” means lower operating costs and greater flow-through to owners.
Franchisees have full access to a dynamic team of hospitality professionals that provide guidance and assistance in all areas including national sales and marketing, operations support and purchasing, revenue management, and construction and renovation.
Focused on the extended-stay segment in the market, Studio 6 is uniquely positioned in the upper economy segment, offering guests all the comforts of home while enjoying an inclusive rate, competitive to the economy long-term tier. The Studio 6 prototype features a contemporary, simple, and functional design – studios include living areas and fully furnished kitchens, along with linens and cookware.
Franchisees have full access to a dynamic team of hospitality professionals that provide guidance and assistance in all areas including national sales and marketing, operations support and purchasing, revenue management, and construction and renovation.
Realty ONE Group
Realty ONE Group is an “Unbrokerage” real estate franchise that combines a dynamic brand with technology and innovative marketing to help professionals achieve greater success, faster. The business model was shaped with a YOU-first focus that allows you to create your own success while helping real estate professionals do the same.
Realty ONE Group lets franchisees leverage its tools, industry-leading systems, and dynamic brand while allowing them the freedom to run their own business. The comprehensive platform and offerings include the proprietary zONE back-end system, ONE University and learning management system, agent recruiting program, brand marketing and dynamic Coolture, extensive support, and much more.
Red Lion Hotels Canada Franchising Inc.
Red Lion Hotels Canada Franchising Inc. is a subsidiary of Red Lion Hotels Corporation dba RLH Corporation. RLH Corporation is an innovative hotel company focused on the franchising, marketing, and integrated back office systems for upscale, midscale, and economy hotels. The company focuses on maximizing return on invested capital for hotel owners across North America through relevant brands, industry-leading technology, and forward-thinking services.
Canada’s Best Value Inn
Canada’s Best Value Inn delivers great value with Canadian ideals. This is a place where honesty, kindness, and value are embraced and honoured, where guests are proud to stay and they always get the best bang for their buck.
Canada’s Best Value Inn is hotel owners’ choice for sensible brand standards designed to drive return guests and improve margins. RLH Corporation provides its franchisees with affordable fees, reasonable agreements, flexible services and amenities, and strong revenue contribution. See listing for Red Lion Hotels Canada Franchising, Inc.
GuestHouse is an upper economy/lower mid-scale brand ideal for conversions and new builds in secondary and tertiary markets near business or revitalization districts, points of interest, and mass transit hubs. Focus on comfort essentials; crisp, clean stay and warm, welcoming atmosphere. Flat franchise fees and sensible PIPs. See listing for Red Lion Hotels Canada Franchising, Inc.
Knights Inn Canada Franchise Systems Ltd.
Knights Inn Canada Franchise Systems Ltd. is an economy brand ideal for conversions and new builds in primary, secondary, and tertiary markets. It focuses on convenience and simplicity, and includes flat franchise fees and sensible PIPs (percentage in point). See listing for Red Lion Hotels Canada Franchising, Inc.
Hotel RL (Canada)
Hotel RL is an upscale brand ideal for conversions and new builds in primary and secondary markets. Hotel RL avoids the unnecessary brand requirements and PIPs that encroach on your return on invested capital (ROIC). At the heart of Hotel RL is The Living Stage, its platform for sparking conversation, spreading ideas, and gaining a deeper understanding of the world around us. Hotel RL offers flat franchise fees and sensible PIPs. See listing for Red Lion Hotels Canada Franchising, Inc.
Red Lion Hotel (Canada)
Red Lion Hotel is an upper midscale brand ideal for conversions and new builds in all markets, especially in the top 300 MSAs (metropolitan statistical areas) and surrounding tertiary markets. Red Lion Hotels offer a chance to be different – no limiting rate ceilings, no competing hotels within the same system, and no PIPs without upside potential. Encourages local adventure; focus on comfort essentials; family oriented; and business driven. See listing for Red Lion Hotels Canada Franchising, Inc.
Red Lion Inn & Suites (Canada)
Red Lion Inn & Suites is a midscale brand ideal for conversions and new builds in all markets, especially in the top 300 MSAs (metropolitan statistical areas) and surrounding tertiary markets. Red Lion Inn & Suites offer a chance to be different – no limiting rate ceilings, no competing hotels within the same system, and no PIPs without upside potential. Encourages local adventure; focus on comfort essentials; family oriented; and business driven. See listing for Red Lion Hotels Canada Franchising, Inc.
Signature Inn is a cheap-chic and eye-catching brand ideal for conversions and new builds in primary and secondary markets. Signature Inn brings to life the golden age of travel and gives a retro-modern twist for an experience that is just as unique as it is comfortable. It offers flat franchise fees and sensible PIPs. A midscale brand extension is available. See listing for Red Lion Hotels Canada Franchising, Inc.
Silver Cross stores sell, install, and service mobility and accessibility equipment. The target customer is the senior population – a growing market across the country. This is a hands-on business for franchise owners who will engage in business development activities in their local market to build relationships with referral sources such as occupational therapists and nursing homes.
The franchisor’s parent company, Savaria Corporation, is the largest accessibility manufacturer and there is a strong portfolio of products available to franchisees, along with marketing support for the Silver Cross brand. Stores also supply products such as wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, home care beds, and various other mobility aids.
Smith & Sons Remodeling Experts
Smith & Sons Remodeling Experts are local, quality general contractors specializing in home renovations, additions, and custom homes, from concept to completion.
Smith & Sons turns good general contractors into great businesspeople. If you’re a general contractor who’s working 60+ hours a week, quoting using spreadsheets, facing cash flow challenges, lacks systems to track and control costs, has difficulty recruiting and managing a team, is confused about branding and marketing, and feel like you’re not making progress, Smith & Sons could be just what you’re looking for. Smith & Sons general contractors are driven, exciting people, passionate about quality and about the Smith & Sons brand.
Starks Barber Company
Starks Barber Company was founded in 2013 with the goal of setting a new standard in men’s grooming. With an innovative approach that included things like memberships, a lounge with free coffee and WiFi, and online booking, Starks quickly rose to prominence. Today, Starks has locations across the Greater Toronto Area and is expanding in other cities such as Peterborough, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Starks Barber Company provides franchisees with marketing and advertising support, as well as a detailed operations and training manual. They also provide ongoing, on-site store evaluations and training for the franchisee and their staff.
QWENCH Juice Bar
Do you want to help QWENCH Juice Bar on its mission to make the world a healthier place? QWENCH Juice Bar is an innovative and evolutionary response to an emergent food trend focused on fresh ingredients, natural flavours, and elevated nutrition. Offering a wide selection of raw squeezed juices, smoothie blends, and handmade acai bowls, QWENCH Juice Bar units are where genuine health and incredible taste live in perfect balance.
QWENCH Juice Bar provides a forward-thinking mindset with a major focus on future trends; is committed to serving the perfect balance between health and taste; provides hands-on training and support, along with actionable and impactful marketing support; and is obsessed with customer experience and store design.
DRNK coffee + tea
DRNK coffee + tea offers a diverse selection of hot and cold organic coffees and teas, along with world-class, handcrafted organic espresso beverages and freshly made breakfast items, paninis, wraps, and salads.
DRNK coffee + tea is a growing franchise built for long-term growth. It invests great efforts into research and development: the DRNK Coffee + Tea team is consistently in the lab testing new products, forecasting the next big hit! This culture carries to the marketing strategies and operations support. The latest technologies are always tested at a corporate level, ensuring added value to be implemented across the system.
Teriyaki Madness is a fast casual restaurant concept serving up quality, fresh, healthy, and flavourful Asian food in a high-vibe atmosphere. Through years of mastering marinating, grilling, and wok-ing, Teriyaki Madness was able to make bowls that are as hearty and delicious as they are healthy. Food is made when customers order and the marinated and grilled meats and customizable bowls are meant for delicious and healthier eating.
The top five reasons to invest with Teriyaki Madness are: low risk, high reward; Teriyaki is leading the category; comprehensive training and support is provided; simple and scalable concept; and consecutive years of growth.
The Shutter Professionals
The Shutter Professionals is the Durham, Ontario region’s number one choice for blinds, shades, and shutters. It provides sales and installation on shutters, blinds, shades, garages, windows, and doors, as well as full-service business interiors.
The Warrior Factory
The Warrior Factory™ is a 6,000+ sq. ft. obstacle park where fun meets fitness. As a Ninja Warrior training facility, it offers a safe and challenging environment for kids and adults alike to let loose and play on the most popular obstacles seen on the hit TV show, American Ninja Warrior. All ages, fitness levels, and skill sets are welcome! The Warrior Factory offers birthday parties, open play, ninja nights, camp, ninja competitions, and curriculum-based ninja classes.
Wikane International is the first holistic approach to drive a B2B SME (small to medium enterprise) business to its growth potential. Its strategic approach has enabled a large number of family enterprises to become leaders in their markets. Wikane has significantly increased their value, often involving an excellent exit strategy for their owners. Wikane intervenes at four stages in the life of a company: creation, growth, expansion, and sale.
From the start, Wikane consultants benefit from a programme of updating their knowledge base, boosted by experts at the highest level, and from one-to-one coaching aimed at bringing them to take-off point.