Franchisees’ Choice Designation

Edo Japan awarded 2012 CFA Franchisees’ Choice designation.

(Toronto, ON) April 5, 2012… The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) ( announced the recipients of the 2012 Franchisees’ Choice designation on April 2, 2012 at a gala awards presentation during the CFA National Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This is the second year for the annual Franchisees’ Choice designation program.

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. In order to qualify for this designation, a minimum of 10% of a brand’s franchisees must participate. In many cases, franchisee responses were significantly higher.

“The true strength of a franchise system lies in the mutually-rewarding relationship between a franchisor and its franchisees,” says Lorraine McLachlan, CFA President and Chief Executive Officer. “Being a Franchisees’ Choice designee is a high honour because the high rankings in franchisee satisfaction come directly from the franchisees themselves.”

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 solid endorsement and ratings from its franchisees. The 2012 Franchisees’ Choice designees are representative of the spectrum of franchise opportunities and the diversity and excellence of 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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2012 CFA Franchisees’ Choice Designees

The 2012 CFA Franchisees’ Choice designees are (in alphabetical order):

Franchise System

ActionCOACH Canada Aussie Pet Mobile of Canada Boston Pizza International Inc Budget Blinds®
Cap-it International Inc CertaPro Painters
COBS Bread
Comfort Keepers

Industry Category

Business Consultants / Services / Training
Home Based Businesses
Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms
Home – Decorations / Furnishings
Automotive & Truck Services / Products / Rentals Home – Improvement / Renovation / Restoration Food – Baked Goods / Coffee / Donuts
Seniors / Home Care & Services

Computers / Software / Internet Home Based Businesses

Edo Japan
Grade Learning
Grade Math Programs
Home Instead Senior Care
Lemon Heaven
Liberty Tax
Lice Squad Canada Inc.
Liquid Capital Canada Corp.
Maaco Systems Canada, Inc
Mary Brown’s Inc.
Massage Addict
Merry Maids of Canada
Nurse Next Door Home Care Services Pak Mail Centers (Canada) Ltd
Pizza Nova
Print Three Franchising Corporation Inc.
Sangster’s Health Centres Sign-A-Rama
Symposium Café
The Grounds Guys
Two Men and a Truck
UCMAS Canada Inc.
Wendy’s Restaurants of Canada Inc

Computers / Software / Internet Home Based Businesses

Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Educational Products & Services
Educational Products & Services
Seniors / Home Care & Services Commercial/Residential Services
Food – Quick Service Restaurants
Accounting / Tax Services
Children’s Products & Services
Financial / Cash Services
Automotive & Truck Services / Products / Rentals Food – Quick Service Restaurants

Health / Fitness / Nutrition
Home – Maid / Cleaning Services Seniors / Home Care & Services Printing / Copying / Shipping
Food – Quick Service Restaurants Printing / Copying / Shipping
Real Estate
Commercial / Residential Services Health / Fitness / Nutrition
Sign Products & Services
Food – Restaurants / Dining Rooms Lawn & Garden Supplies / Services Commercial / Residential Services Educational Products & Services Retail
Food – Quick Service Restaurants

About the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)

With over 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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