Franchisees’ Choice Designation

Edo Japan awarded 2011 CFA Franchisees’ Choice designation.

Canadian Franchise Association Announces Inaugural Franchisees’ Choice Designees

(Toronto, ON) April 14, 2011… The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) ( announced the recipients of the 2011 Franchisees’ Choice designation on April 4, 2011 at a gala awards presentation during the CFA National Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This is the inaugural year for the annual Franchisees’ Choice designation.

Says Lorraine McLachlan, CFA President and Chief Executive Officer, “CFA is delighted to award the Franchisees’ Choice designations to these exceptional CFA member franchise systems, who have all achieved solid rankings in franchisee satisfaction.”

The Franchisees’ Choice designees are CFA member franchise systems who voluntarily took part in an independently-administered survey. Their franchisees were asked to rate the 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; ongoing operations; and the relationship between the franchisor and franchisee.

“Being a Franchisees’ Choice designee is a high honour,” says Graham Cooke, Chair of the CFA Board of Directors and Vice President of New Restaurant Expansion, A&W Food Services of Canada. “Because the program is voluntary, these franchise systems are to be commended for wanting to further examine the strength of the relationships they have with their franchisees and they are rightfully proud of achieving this designation.”

The Franchisees’ Choice designees are representative of the spectrum of franchise opportunities and the diversity and excellence of all CFA members. Regardless of any awards or recognitions a franchise system may receive, CFA strongly recommends that prospective franchisees conduct thorough due diligence. CFA offers an array of products and events for prospective franchisees, including FranchiseCanada magazine, the annual FranchiseCanada Directory, the CFA website, and The Franchise Show, Canada’s largest franchise-only tradeshow held across Canada.

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2011 CFA Franchisees’ Choice Designees

The 2011 CFA Franchisees’ Choice designees are (in alphabetical order):

Franchise System

ActionCOACH Canada Bark Busters Baskin-Robbins Boston Pizza

Budget Blinds
CertaPro Painters
Choice Hotels Canada Inc.
COBS Bread
Computer Troubleshooters Canada Concierge Home Services
Edo Japan

Industry Category

Business Consultants / Services / Training Pets – Sales / Supplies / Services
Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms

Home – Decorations / Furnishings
Home – Improvement / Renovation / Restoration Hotels / Motels / Campgrounds
Food – Baked Goods / Coffee / Donuts Computer / Internet Sales & Services
Home Based Businesses
Food – Quick Service Restaurants

Expedia CruiseShipCenters FASTSIGNS International Inc. Grade Math Programs
Home Instead Senior Care Liberty Tax Service

Maaco Systems Canada
Mary Brown’s Inc.
Mister Transmission
Mr. Rooter Plumbing
Nurse Next Door Home Healthcare Services Pizza Nova

Premier Homecare Services
Sangster’s Health Centres SIGNARAMA
Snap Fitness
Spirit of Math Schools Inc. Symposium Café
The Grounds Guys
Timothy’s World Coffee
UCMAS Canada Inc.
WATCH IT! Incorporated
Wendy’s Restaurants of Canada Inc.

Sign Products & Services
Educational Products & Services
Seniors / Home Care & Services
Accounting / Tax Services
Automotive & Truck Services / Products / Rentals Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Automotive & Truck Services / Products / Rentals Commercial / Residential Services
Seniors / Home Care & Services
Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Printing / Copying / Shipping
Seniors / Home Care & Services
Real Estate
Health / Fitness / Nutrition
Sign Products & Services
Health / Fitness / Nutrition
Educational Products & Services
Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms
Lawn & Garden Supplies / Services
Food – Baked Goods / Coffee / Donuts Commercial / Residential Services
Educational Products & Services
Food – Quick Service Restaurants

About the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)

With almost 500 corporate members nation-wide, representing many of Canada’s best-known brands, the Canadian Franchise Association is the national voice for franchising in Canada and works with all levels of government to ensure the development of industry-made solutions. CFA promotes excellence in franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise opportunities and proper due diligence through its many events, programs and publications. For more information, visit

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