January/February 2020 Special Franchise Focus

Special Franchise Focus: Full Service Restaurants and Dining Rooms

When it comes to a night out on the town or celebrating a special occasion, Canadians spare no expense. Canadians are big on going out to enjoy a meal, with 22 million restaurant visits made every day across the country. Many of these outings are made to a full service restaurant or dining room. Whether they’re looking to dine out with their family for the evening or want to celebrate a birthday, job promotion, or other milestone, full service restaurant and dining room franchises rise to the occasion, providing hospitality and great-tasting fare.

More and more Canadians are dining out, according to Statistics Canada. Food services and drinking places sales are on the rise, with sales in the food services and drinking places over the month of August increasing by 0.3 per cent to $6.2 billion. Unadjusted year-over-year sales in food services and drinking places were also up 3.0 per cent in August 2019 as compared to August 2018, and sales in the full service restaurants category increased by 3.5 per cent in this time frame.

This special section takes a closer look at the full service restaurant and dining room franchise category, highlighting the factors that make these restaurants a popular choice for Canadian consumers.

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