In 1987, two young brothers opened a revolutionary frozen yogurt retail concept in Toronto, Canada. It was a modest effort: a small store with an extraordinary product and a great design. A new concept was developed that provided consumers a healthy experience unlike any they had tasted before. It was a huge success, and a strong following pursued. Today, Yogen Früz® is a world leader in the frozen snacks category, with 1,400 locations operating in over 47 countries around the world.


Pinkberry® opened its first location in West Hollywood, California in 2005 and since then has become the most talked about, best-tasting frozen yogurt around. Pinkberry International was purchased in 2015 and presently have over 280 stores in over 22 countries. Made with high-quality and fresh ingredients, Pinkberry® is the original tart frozen yogurt with a one-of-a-kind taste that is truly unique to the brand.


For over 60 years, more than 180 flavours of ice cream have been created by Swensen’s® and enjoyed by both young and old Ice cream lovers. Today, there are over 480 Swensen’s® ice cream outlets worldwide, including Asia, the Middle East, USA and South America. The business was built and continues to be built on three founding principles that have never changed: Quality, Quantity and Value for Money. From full service, old-fashioned food stores to modern kiosks, they offer franchisees a range of sweet opportunities.


Proudly Canadian, Yogurty’s® currently has over 45 locations opened or in development across Ontario, Mexico, Costa Rica and the United Arab Emirates. The Yogurty’s® concept allows consumers to create their own Yogurty’s Froyo® frozen yogurt masterpieces, with no two creations being alike.


With over 300 cafés across the country, Second Cup Coffee Co.™ is Canada’s largest specialty coffee retailer, proudly serving premium coffee and great opportunities since 1975. Second Cup® currently sells 1 million beverages every week, representing over 7,100 pounds of fairly traded coffee each day.


STK® artfully blends two concepts into one—the modern steakhouse and a chic lounge. The restaurant’s signature DNA includes plaster cast horns, curvilinear black platform seats and a palette of black gloss and cream. Theatrical lights illuminate each table, while smoky mirrors allow patrons to catch a glimpse of their surroundings, while a DJ creates an energetic vibe throughout the entire space.


The Dirty Bird® dishes out fried chicken and waffles in an urban counter serve environment. Voted repeatedly best fried chicken, the Dirty Bird® offers a unique menu of comfort food options available in gluten-free options.


Hydrofarm® is the nation’s leading wholesaler and manufacturer of hydroponics equipment and horticultural products, including high intensity grow lights, climate control solutions and growing media. With more than 39 years in business, the company is committed to being the number one wholesaler of horticultural products. Hydrofarm® has seven nationwide distribution centers across the country to best serve its customers on a national scale.


Things Engraved® is an established Canadian company with a long history that dates back to the mid 1960’s. With over 100 stores operating across every Canadian province, Things Engraved®’s ability to personalize gifts through engraving, foiling, embroidery, etching, and lasering sets it apart in the Canadian marketplace. Things Engraved® is also a pioneer and leader in personalized gifts sold directly to consumer online.


Laredo Hospitality® is a leading operator of gaming venues in the State of Illinois, under the brands Stella’s and Shelby’s. The gaming venues feature five Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs), hosted in a café environment.


The Canadian National Institute of Health Inc. is a conglomeration of many minds currently working in the education, dental, and sonography fields. The CNIH management team is comprised of licensed dentists, educators, registered dental hygienists and other subject matter experts. These individuals have many years of experience in their particular field of study.


Persian Acceptance Corporation® is an auto finance company that specializes in serving the subprime financing needs of franchised and independent car dealers. Persian Acceptance Corporation® helps dealers sell more pre-owned vehicles, by providing prompt service with flexible subprime lending options, underwriting and pricing.


From clothing lines and music videos, to barbecue sauce and cartoons, identical twin brothers, Chip and Pepper® Foster have done it all with energy that makes most heads spin. In 2003, the identical twins, originally from Canada, launched the premium vintage denim line called Chip & Pepper®. The line’s popularity expanded to include maternity, kids, knitwear, hats, leather goods, and sportswear. The brand also included Chip & Pepper® University, a high-end T-shirt line incorporating vintage and original logos from more than 75 universities around the nation.