Canadian Franchise Association

Canadian Franchise Association

April 14, 2014 15:00 ET

Canadian Franchise Association Announces 2014 Franchisees' Choice Designees

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 14, 2014) - The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) (www.cfa.ca) announced the recipients of the 2014 Franchisees' Choice Designation on April 7, 2014 at a gala awards presentation during the 23rd annual CFA National Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This is the fourth 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 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 2014

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 CFA's official online franchise directory LookforaFranchise.ca, FranchiseCanada magazine, the annual FranchiseCanada Directory and The Franchise Show, Canada's largest franchise-only exhibition held across Canada.

For more information about the Franchisees' Choice designation, visit www.awardsprogram.ca.

2014 CFA Franchisees' Choice Designees
The 2014 CFA Franchisees' Choice designees are (in alphabetical order):
Franchise System Industry Category
ActionCOACH Business Consultants / Services / Training
Aussie Pet Mobile Pets - Sales / Supplies / Services
BeaverTails Pastry Food - Quick Service Restaurants
Boston Pizza International Inc. Food - Restaurants / Dining Rooms
Budget Blinds® Home - Decorations / Furnishings
CERTAPRO PAINTERS LTD. Home - Improvement / Renovation / Restoration
Choice Hotels Hotels / Motels / Campgrounds
COBS Bread Food - Baked Goods / Coffee / Donuts
Comfort Keepers Seniors / Home Care & Services
Computer Troubleshooters Canada Computer / Software / Internet
Decorating Den Interiors Home - Decorations / Furnishings
DRUXY'S Inc. Food - Quick Service Restaurants
Edo Japan Food - Quick Service Restaurants
FASTSIGNS International Inc Sign Products & Services
Fire-Alert Mobile Extinguishers Commercial - Supplies / Equipment & Services
Home Instead Senior Care Seniors / Home Care & Services
HouseMaster Canada Home - Inspection Services
Instant Imprints Advertising / Marketing / Promotional Products & Services
JUSTJUNK® Commercial / Residential Services
Ledgers Canada Accounting / Tax Services
Liberty Tax Service Accounting / Tax Services
Lice Squad Canada Inc. Children's Products & Services
Liquid Capital Canada Corp. Financial / Cash Services
Little Kickers Children's Products & Services
Mary Brown's Food - Quick Service Restaurants
Pak Mail Canada Printing / Copying / Shipping
Par-T-Perfect Children's Products & Services
Pizza Nova Food - Quick Service Restaurants
Pizza Pizza Food - Quick Service Restaurants
Print Three Franchising Corporation Printing / Copying / Shipping
PropertyGuys.com Real Estate
PuroClean Home - Improvement / Renovation / Restoration
Sangster's Health Centres Health / Fitness / Nutrition
Sign-A-Rama Sign Products & Services
SPEEDPRO SYSTEMS Advertising / Marketing / Promotional Products & Services
Symposium Café Food - Restaurants / Dining Rooms
Tailored Living Home - Improvement / Renovation / Restoration
The Garage Door Depot Home - Improvement / Renovation / Restoration
The Grounds Guys™ Lawn & Garden Supplies / Services
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK CANADA Commercial / Residential Services
UCMAS Canada Educational Products & Services
White Spot Restaurants Food - Restaurants / Dining Rooms

About the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)

The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) is the recognized authority on franchising in Canada. With almost 600 corporate members nation-wide, representing many of Canada's best-known brands, CFA is the indispensable resource for the franchise community and advocates on behalf of franchisors and franchisees in Canada to enhance and protect the franchise business model. CFA promotes excellence in franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise opportunities and proper due diligence through its many events, programs, publications, and websites (www.cfa.ca and www.LookforaFranchise.ca).

Contact Information

  • Canadian Franchise Association
    Kenny Chan
    Director, Communications
    800-665-4232 ext. 232
    kchan@cfa.ca