Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge

Let’s Talk Success! Join our team and reap the rewards of working with an accomplished two-time CFA FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR AWARD winner. Start your journey of business success on a solid foundation of over 25 years of restaurant experience; offering you effective direction, guidance and support every step of the way. It’s this level of dedication that has made us the Franchisees’ Choice for 10 Consecutive years. You’re ready to be your own boss. We’re ready to make that happen.

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SYMPOSIUM CAFE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE is the recognized leader in the popular “upscale casual” dining niche.  100% Canadian and founded on the pillars of quality, value and guest focussed service, Symposium is known as a go-to destination for both dining and celebrations:  flavourful made to order meals, beautiful surroundings and superior service make every visit a special one. When guests come into Symposium, we invite them to “Escape the Ordinary” ™

Symposium favourites are also available for Take Out and Delivery.  Using our Online Order app or by ordering through Delivery partners, guests  plan their menu of our signature dishes, desserts and beverages for in-home dining. From Breakfast to Dessert, from Lunch to Late Night our Symposium menu fits every craving and every budget.


We’re honoured to have received the Franchisees’ Choice Award for every one of the last 10 years and invite you to see why your investment works best with a Symposium franchise.  From our first meeting, we look out for your interests:  offering assistance in obtaining financing, holding tradespeople to construction timelines, providing online video training for your team. All the way to the ribbon cutting for your Grand Opening, we work with you to help make the most of your investment dollars. But it doesn’t stop there. The Symposium team continues to provide assistance, support and guidance as you establish your position as the proud owner of a respected business and an active member in your community.  This attention to detail, in every aspect of operations, underlines our commitment to your success and ours.