Edo Japan Receives Franchisees’ Choice Designation From the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)


May 26, 2020

(Calgary, Alberta)  May 26, 2020 –  Edo Japan has been announced as a recipient of the CFA Franchisees’ Choice designation. This is the first year award winners have been

announced virtually amidst COVID-19. Now in its tenth year, the annual Franchisees’ Choice Designation Program recognizes Edo Japan for its accomplishment in receiving this designation.

The Franchisees’ Choice designees are CFA member franchise brands who voluntarily took part in an independently-administered survey. This year, more than 70 CFA member franchise brands participated in the survey. Franchisees were asked to assess their franchisor in key areas of the franchise business model, including the franchisee selection process, franchisee information package, leadership, business planning and marketing, training and support, as well as ongoing operations and the relationship between the franchisor and franchisee.

“We are honoured to receive the Franchisees’ Choice Designation for the tenth consecutive year and we thank the Canadian Franchise Association for their continued support and recognition of our dedication to our franchise partners,” says David Minnett, President and CEO, Edo Japan. “Our franchise partners are what set us apart; they are the best in the business, and we are thrilled to continue working together as we expand aggressively throughout Canada.”

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 a solid endorsement through its satisfaction ratings from its franchisees. The 2020 Franchisees’ Choice Designees are representative of the diversity of franchise opportunities and the standard of excellence of CFA members.

“Everyday Canadians sharing success and Growing Together™ is one of franchising’s core principles and what we celebrate year after year when we honor our Franchisees’ Choice Designees,” says Sherry McNeil, CFA President & Chief Executive Officer. “We extend our congratulations to all of this year’s Franchisees’ Choice Designees on receiving this remarkable vote of confidence from their franchisees.”

To learn more about Edo Japan, visit www.edojapan.com

For more information about Franchisees’ Choice designation and a full list of winners, visit https://www.cfa.ca/cfa-awards/.

About Edo Japan

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Edo Japan serves Japanese-inspired teppan-style meals made fresh and by hand with a signature teriyaki sauce. Having grown to more than 140 locations in suburban shopping centres and food courts across Canada, the first Edo Japan opened 41 years ago in Calgary at Southcentre Mall and continues to operate today. Offering the highest quality, freshly prepared food in the quick service restaurant industry, Edo Japan has quickly become a popular option, serving more than 10 million meals annually. For more information please visit www.edojapan.com.


About the Canadian Franchise Association

The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) helps everyday Canadians realize the dream of building their own business. 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 $100 billion per year to the Canadian economy and create jobs for more than 1.9 million people. Learn more at www.cfa.ca or www.FranchiseCanada.online.


Edo Japan Media Contact:

Amanda Upshaw
Brookline Public Relations, Inc.
Tel: 403-538-5641 ext. 125
Cell: 403-389-2291
Email: akemsley@brooklinepr.com


CFA Media Contact:

Laura D’Angelo
Fishman Canada Inc.
Tel: (647) 725-9735
E-mail: laura@fishmancanada.com