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 hugh success, and a strong following pursued. Today, Yogen Früz is a world leader in the frozen snacks category, with over 1,400 locations operating in over 46 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, with over 260 stores in 20 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. From store design, to exceptional customer service, to the irresistible flavour profile, Pinkberry provides a social experience that indulges the senses. The concept’s distinctive flavours are expertly crafted to complement its daily fresh-cut fruit and premium toppings that together offer an incomparably refreshing taste.
Planet Smoothie opened their very first store in 1995 in Atlanta, Georgia. From the start, they focused on smoothies that tasted great, and stores that were fun & unique. They knew their guests would appreciate a store that served delicious, real fruit smoothies, delivered with enthusiasm and a smile.
Planet Smoothie is dedicated to the proposition that all smoothies are not created equal. With over 100 stores across the U.S., the company is focused on delivering great-tasting products in a wide variety of options to fit the unique needs, taste and lifestyle demand of their customers.
Eating right is not a new idea. But sometimes it’s pretty hard to do. For more than 20 years, Tasti D-Lite has been making it easier to eat less and still feel completely satisfied. Tasti D-Lite is a New York-based frozen desert company which sells low fat soft serve frozen deserts. The company operates a system of franchise chain stores which are predominantly located in New York state, although the company’s corporate headquarters are now in Arizona.
Proudly Canadian Yogurty’s® is the largest self-serve frozen yogurt group of stores in Canada. 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 froyo® masterpieces, with no two creations being alike. Each customer gets to choose from over 85 different flavors of fresh frozen yogurt. Yogurty’s® frozen yogurt is a natural source of protein, calcium, and contains probiotics (live and active yogurt cultures) to help support a healthy digestive system and immunity. There is also a choice between low-fat or no-fat, or gluten free or kosher, all with added probiotics. They are calorie-friendly and rich in nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin B2, and potassium. Yogurty’s® frozen yogurt has the richness and creaminess of ice cream, without the fat and fewer calories.
Cold Stone Creamery is an American-based ice cream parlor chain. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, the company is owned and operated by Kahala Brands. If it has anything to do with ice cream, it has everything to do with Cold Stone Creamery. From unique ice cream creations to smoothies, cakes and shakes – nobody serves up the ultimate indulgence like Cold Stone Creamery. It starts with using the highest quality ingredients and ends with a signature process for preparing your custom creation on a frozen granite stone.
For more than 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.
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.
In 1978, long before frozen yogurt became popular, two young college students who happened to be brother and sister, realized that it was only a matter of time before the rest of the country discovered this healthy, lighter alternative dessert. I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt (ICBIY), which was the original inventor of the Fat-Free and Non-Fat Sugar-Free frozen yogurt line, is viewed as a pioneer and leader in the frozen yogurt retail category throughout the U.S. ICBIY was the first frozen yogurt product served on a major airline, overcoming significant technological and logistical barriers.
Jamba Juice Company is a restaurant retailer of better-for-you beverages and food offerings, which include fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices, hot oatmeal made with organic steel cut oats, fruit and veggie smoothies, breakfast wraps, side salads, sandwiches, and a range of baked goods and snacks. While most of SPE’s portfolio composition consists of franchisor relationships, SPE takes on a master franchisor relationship with Jamba Juice.
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 the surroundings while a DJ creates an energetic vibe throughout the entire space.
As anticipated, steak is the main attraction. With a female-friendly mindset, STK offers small, medium and large cuts of meat, as well as naturally raised options and market fresh fish entrees. Aside from steak, signature items include Parmesan Truffle Fries; Lil’ BRGs; Shrimp Rice Krispies; Sweet Corn Pudding; and Jump Lump Crab Salad.
Blimpie® was one of the first sub shops on the block more than 45 years ago. Today they are still just as confident in what they do and the subs they make as they were on opening day in 1964. The heart and soul of the Blimpie concept is great food. Blimpie offers fresh-sliced meats, stacked on oven baked bread topped with real cheeses and an assortment of mouthwatering toppings.
In October of 2008, the first America’s Taco Shop was opened in Phoenix, Arizona, by a young woman named America Corrales, who collected her mother’s authentic Mexican recipes. Before long, the recipes passed down from America’s mom became local legend and America’s Taco Shop was known to have the “best carne asada” in the state. After finding success with their original location, America opened up two more restaurants in the Phoenix area. Today America’s Taco Shop not only has a huge following of loyal customers, but has also received accolades from both local and national media.
Known for their premium coffee, the menu at Kahala Coffee Traders features a variety of specialty espresso & coffee drinks. They also offer delicious Frappes, smoothies and teas as well as an assortment of baked goods. Whether a morning jumpstart or an afternoon pick-me-up, Kahala Coffee Traders offers the perfect refreshment that is ideal for any time of day.
Surf City Squeeze® has been enjoying the radiant sunshine and rippling waves since it was created in 1981 in Phoenix, Arizona. Their fresh smoothie business was founded on two simple principles: quality products and genuine customer satisfaction. Their menu also features a variety of high quality vitamins, nutrients and other special supplements which provide health benefits that promote overall well-being. Today, Surf City Squeeze continues to bring killer smoothies to beach babes and surfer dudes in more than 100 stores from coast to coast and everywhere in between.
As one of Kahala’s fastest growing franchises, NrGize Lifestyle Cafe is rapidly expanding throughout the country with a brand approach focused on the health and fitness lifestyle.
Created to target consumers who desire quick, great-tasting food options that won’t jeopardize their health-conscious lifestyle, NrGize succeeds with nutrient-packed products that fuel and satisfy everyone from the athlete to the novice, and all those in between.
Rollerz is where fast meets fresh, designed to meet the growing demand of on-the-go consumers who care about what they eat. The Rollerz menu offers specialty meats such as fajita-seasoned chicken breast and deli-sliced honey-cured ham, gourmet cheeses and fresh vegetables, topped with specialty sauces all rolled into a tasty tortilla. The menu also includes savory salads, signature soups and healthy snacks that offer nutritious options to support active and healthy lifestyles.
Cereality is more than a place to get cereal. It’s a new way of thinking about cereal. A new choice in fast food. And an idea whose time has come. At Cereality, customers can choose from more than 14 different cereal varieties, 20 different toppings, and choices of hot and cold beverages. Pajama-clad Cereologists™ fill the orders. And customers choose and add their own milk, just the way they like it. The menu also features a wide range of popular signature Cereality blends of cereals, toppings and mix-ins.
Ranch One is a chain of restaurants specializing in grilled, marinated chicken breast sandwiches, which is franchised by Kahala Brands. The chain was founded in New York City in 1990. Through the years, Ranch One has opened a total of over 100 stores Most stores are in the United States. In addition there are several locations in Kuwait.
Frullati Cafe™ set out to introduce a quick service restaurant unlike any fast other food establishment in the market. A cafe & bakery where customers would find a variety of delectable grilled paninis, freshly prepared salads, hand-crafted sandwiches, blended fruit smoothies, bakery-style muffins, soft chewy cookies, and flaky croissants. This dream came to fruition when they opened their doors in 1985 and is still the experience they strive to deliver to this day.
Since 1984, Johnnie’s New York Pizzerias have been serving up New York style pizza in Los Angeles, and guests have been enjoying the tantalizing flavors and atmosphere of some of the best neighborhood restaurants in New York’s Little Italy. From the day it opened, Johnnie’s has been an instant classic, with a friendly neighborhood atmosphere and secret family recipes, Johnnie’s New York Pizzeria is a classic favorite among pizza lovers.
Pizza Fresh Take•N•Bake™ is known for their high-quality take-n-bake pizzas. They serve delicious pizzas all made with our homemade dough and loaded with fresh toppings.
TacoTime is a quick-service restaurant chain offering a tasty variety of freshly-prepared, home style, Mexican fare. No one takes more pride in the food they serve than they do at TacoTime. Their ingredients and the care they take in making their food fresh make TecoTime truly a one-of-a-kind affordable taste experience. Where other fast food Mexican restaurants cut corners, they take the time to do it right. That’s the deliciously real, deliciously fresh difference at TacoTime. TacoTime’s products are made with the freshest, most wholesome ingredients available. Menu items offer guests a real choice, from vegetarian items to a unique Chicken BLT Burrito.
Since 1982, The Great Steak and Potato Company® has been serving the finest cheesesteaks in hundreds of locations across the United States and abroad. Now known simply as Great Steak, their menu has grown from a single cheesesteak to a complete line of specialty sandwiches, fries and baked potatoes.
From its inception, Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill’s philosophy has been simple: provide an experience that is fast, fresh and healthy. Samurai Sam’s serves tasty Japanese dishes at an affordable price, using only the highest quality ingredients. Their menu includes a variety of flavorful items from delicious wraps and crisp salads to tasty sides such as grilled egg rolls. Their rice and yakisoba bowls are served with choices of salmon, shrimp, sirloin steak and chicken that are fresh, grilled to perfection and topped with the famous Samurai Sam’s® Teriyaki Sauce.
Samurai Sam’s core mission is to provide guests with a healthy and satisfying alternative to traditional fast food. It’s this simple philosophy that keeps their guests coming back to Wok the Healthy Path®!
Famoso is a fast casual pizzeria that serves authentic Neapolitan pizza in a warm and lively atmosphere. In 2013, Famoso was ranked as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies by Profit 500. It has been awarded Edmonton’s Golden Fork Award for Best Pizza, Best Restaurant Desserts, and Best Pre Theatre Dining.
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.
Tivoli Audio is an American electronics company based in Boston, Massachusetts, mainly making radios and other sound reproduction equipment. The company was started by Tom DeVesto. Tivoli Audio emphasizes a simple and functional design without redundant switches, knobs or lights.
Tivoli Audio was created for one purpose – to bring beautifully designed, simple-to-use, high quality audio products to consumers at a fair price. Tivoli products range from Clock radios and Hi-Fi systems to portable radios and high quality earphones. Tivoli’s products represent a level of sound quality, fit and finish which is unequaled in their price range.
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. Chip & Pepper is sold through select department and specialty stores in more than 42 countries.
Things Engraved is an established Canadian company with a long history that dates back to the mid 1960’s. They have over 100 stores operating in every Canadian province, employing over 500 people across the country. It currently operates under three well known store names: Personally Yours™, Sears Personalized Gifts™, and of course Things Engraved. Their ability to personalize gifts through engraving, foiling, embroidery, etching, and lasering sets them apart in the Canadian marketplace. In 2001, they launched their first website and since that time, have been offering their wide range of personalized gifts online to Canadians and customers world wide.
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. PAC helps dealers sell more pre-owned vehicles by providing prompt service with flexible subprime lending options, underwriting and pricing. PAC offers reliable, quick to respond support, giving their dealers the tools they need to process and fund applications quickly. PAC is second to none when it comes to servicing its dealers and their customers.
The property at 204 Saint Sacrement consists of a seven-storey office building located on the corner of Saint-Sacrement Street and Saint-François-Xavier Street, in the heart of Old Montréal. It features a well-diversified tenant mix that includes a law firm, a business center as well as the Québec Film Board, and its strategic location is within walking distance of the Central Business District, the International Quarter, Multimedia City, and an abundance of amenities.
With a unique collection of shops, restaurants and bars the Blue Mountain Village comes alive all year long. There’s always something amazing to see and do in Collingwood Ontario. From legendary snow to colorful springs, mild summers and vibrant fall, four distinct seasons means it’s always the perfect time to visit. With numerous parks, breathtaking natural beauty abounds. Whether you’re looking for a golf retreat, a weekend ski getaway or small town boutique shopping, Collingwood and surrounding area offers many unique experiences.
8000 DECARIE is a modern class office tower located in Midtown district of Montréal. The building was designed by BOMA Silver and it was constructed by the highest institutional standards. The building amenities include CIBC Bank, Café Suprême, La Prep restaurant and Proximed pharmacy.
The Templar Hotel is centrally located at 348 Adelaide Street in Toronto’s Entertainment and Fashion District, the Templar is commonly referred to as “Toronto’s Secret Hotel”. Since its opening in 2012, the hotel has hosted numerous celebrity and corporate functions, regarded as a modern sanctuary nestled in Canada’s biggest city.
The Aldred Building (French: Édifice Aldred; also known as Édifice La Prévoyance) is an Art deco building on the historic Place d’Armessquare in the Old Montreal quarter of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Completed in 1931, the building was designed by Ernest Isbell Barott, of the firm Barott and Blackader, with a height of 96 metres (316 ft) or 23 storeys. The Aldred Building stands proud in the historic heart of Montreal where its elegance and originality lend a unique touch to the exceptional heritage value of the Old City.
A model of graceful Canadian elegance, The King Edward Hotel has hosted visitors to Toronto for over 100 years. Nestled in the financial district at the heart of the city, the hotel upholds its regal legacy through a commitment to traditional hospitality with sleek modern sensibility. The 298 spacious guest rooms and suites boast old-world, turn of the century charm combined with sophisticated comforts and elegant décor that pays homage to a proud history as Toronto’s first luxury hotel.
SPE’s portfolio companies own real estate properties within the Wasaga Beach region. The World’s Longest Freshwater Beach (14km or 8.5m), Wasaga Beach offers many attractions and activities to its visitors. The area is perfect for a variety of wind sports and water sports. Personal watercraft rentals and wakeboard lessons are available at the main beach area and offer students a little adventure.
Milestones Restaurants Inc. is a Canadian restaurant chain headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cara Operations. There are currently 38 locations across British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. Milestones invites their guests to celebrate all of their life’s milestones, both big and small. Their team is essential in bringing this to life through their food, inviting atmosphere and genuine service.
The American Apparel factory is the largest sewing facility in North America. Integrating their manufacturing, distribution and creative processes keeps the company more efﬁcient than those who rely on offshore or onshore sub-contracting. By leveraging art, design, and technology at their Downtown LA campus, American Apparel are able to pay garment workers fairly and sell garments proﬁtably so they can sustain their business and grow. Everyone beneﬁts – customers, workers, and shareholders alike.
Fairweather is a leading Canadian specialty retailer offering contemporary women’s fashion apparel and accessories since 1867. It has appealed to generations of Canadian women with an array of trend-right styles with prices to match. With over 100 stores coast to coast, they remain as one of Canada’s leading women’s fashion retailers.
CoolBrands International was a company that marketed and sold a broad range of ice creams, frozen snacks and fresh yogurt products under a variety of brand names before selling its operating business in 2005. It now looks to profit from its financial holdings by investing in enterprises that are expected to provide long-term positive return for its shareholders.
Wind Mobile is a fast growing Canadian wireless telecommunications provider operated by Globalive. It was one of several new mobile carriers launched in Canada after a government initiative to encourage competition in the wireless sector. Wind’s mission is to bring affordable wireless service to Canadians.
Unlike most other brands, Wind isn’t owned by one of Canada’s three large phone companies. They can offer lower prices because they’ve built their network to cover Canada’s cities, suburbs and highways where their customers spend most of their time.
There’s a reason why Sani-Service is the most respected name in the hygiene services industry: they invented it. They started back in 1986 with the conviction that businesses would welcome the opportunity to have their facilities maintained by a true hygiene specialist, and the response has been overwhelming. More than 50,000 businesses across North America have already discovered why Sani-Service is the most trusted name in the industry.