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Largest Alberta-based franchises
Business Edge                                     Vol. 3, No. 27                                              July 10-17, 2003

Ranked by number of franchises globally
 Rank              Com pany/          Franchis        Contact Inform ation              In       Franchise       Capital                         Description
                    (Parent)           e Units                                      Business        Fee         Required
                                      Worldw id                                       Since/
                                          e                                         Franchisi
                                                                                    ng Since
   1         Domino's Pizza of          223           440, 1121 Centre St N,          19831/      $25,000      $197,000 -      Pizza delivery business offering pizza, chicken
             Canada Ltd.                                                                                        $265,000         w ings, soft drinks, Bread Stix, Cinnastix and
             (Comac Food Group                           Calgary T2E 7K6              1983                                      Cheesy Bread. The ow ner of franchise rights
             Inc.)                                                                                                                          for Domino’s in Canada.
                                                          403.230.1151
                                                         w w w .comac.ca
   2         The Forzani Group          169              824 41 Ave NE,               1974/      $20,000 -     $200,000 -       A specialty retailer of general sporting goods
             Ltd.2                                                                                $30,000       $600,000       operating three corporate banners: Sport Chek,
                                                         Calgary T2E 3R3              1994                                          Coast Mountain Sports and Sport Mart.
                                                          403.717.1400                                                         Franchises under the banners Sports Experts,
                                                     w w w .forzanigroup.com                                                   Intersport, RnR, Econosports and Atmosphere.
   3         Fabutan Sun Tan            159               5925 3 St SE,               1979/       $7,500 -     $40,000 -          Tanning franchisor company originating in
             Studios                                                                              $15,000        $45,000                            Alberta.
                                                         Calgary T2H 1K3              1985                        cash +
                                                          403.640.2100                                           $75,000
                                                        w w w .fabutan.com                                      financed
   4         Certigard3                 142               PO Box 2844,                1975/       $25,000      $100,000 -       The automotive division w ithin PetroCanada for
             (PetroCanada Ltd.)                         Calgary T2P 3E3               1987                      $150,000                         franchising.
                                                          403.296.8000
                                                      w w w .certigard.com
   5         Taco Time Canada           120         200, 7500 Macleod Tr SE,          1978/     $20,000 for     $50,000 -       Mexican fast food restaurant chain. Taco Time
             Inc.                                                                                   first       $100,000         Canada Inc. acquired the exclusive rights to
                                                        Calgary T2H 0L9               1978        location,       cash            franchise others and to ow n and operate
                                                          403.543.3490                           $7,500 for                           TacoTime restaurants in Canada.
                                                   w w w .tacotimecanada.com                    subsequent
   6         Travelodge Canada          116         500, 5940 Macleod Tr S,          19965/      $20,000 -     $50,000 per                         Hotel chain.
             4
             (Royal Host Hotels                         Calgary T2H 2G4              1996         $35,000         room,
             Inc.)                                                                                             minimum 40
                                                          403.259.9804                                           rooms
                                                      w w w .travelodge.ca
   7         Edo Japan                   97              4838 32 St SE,               1977/       $20,000      $150,000 -       Retail Japanese food outlet. Offers fresh food
                                                        Calgary T2B 2S6                np                       $250,000                cooked in front of the customer.
                                                          403.215.8800
                                                      w w w .edojapan.com
   8         Booster Juice               90            205, 8915 51 Ave,              1999/       $20,000      $65,000 -       Fresh juice and smoothie bar company that sells
                                                       Edmonton T6E 5J9               2000                    $70,000 and          a health food concept at retail locations.
                                                          780.440.6770                                        $150,000 net
                                                     w w w .boosterjuice.com                                     w orth

   9         Medicine Shoppe             82        1702 Bell Tow er, 10104 103       19926/      $18,000 -      $175,000       Independent retail pharmacy focused on patient
             Canada Inc.                                       Ave,                               $25,000                         care. Also offers a full line of high-margin,
             (Katz Group of                            Edmonton T5J 0H8               1992                                      private-label and over-the-counter medication.
             Companies)
                                                          780.424.3096
                                                  w w w .futureofpharmacy.com
   10        AG Connexions Inc.          76       PO Box 5310, 159 East Lake          1978/      $20,000 -          np         Purchasing service for the agricultural industry.
                                                               Blvd,                             $100,000
                                                         Airdrie T4B 2T9              1998
                                                          403.912.3600
                                                    w w w .agconnexions.com
   11        Action International        75          231 6707 Elbow Dr SW,            1993/       $70,000       franchise        Mentoring, coaching and consulting service
             Canada Inc.                                                                                         fee plus      providers for small & medium business sectors.
             (Action International)                      Calgary T2V 0E4              1997                       $5,000 -
                                                          403.259.5546                                           $10,000
                                                  w w w .action-international.com
   11        Grow er Direct Fresh        75              301, 4220 98 St,             1986/       $25,000       $35,000 -                Retail fresh-cut flow er store.
             Cut Flow ers Inc.                                                                                   $50,000
                                                        Edmonton T6E 6A1              1991
                                                          780.436.7774
                                                        w w w .grow er.com
   13        Practicar Systems           60             204, 7710 5 St SE,            1976/      $10,000 -     $100,000 -      A national franchising system specializing in the
             Inc.                                                                                 $30,000       $150,000         rental, leasing and sale of used vehicles at
             (doing business as                         Calgary T2H 2L9               1977                                                     affordable rates.
             rent-a-w reck)                              403.259.6666
                                                     w w w .rent-a-w reck.ca
   14        MEDIchair Ltd.              59              1410 28 St NE,               1985/      $15,000 -     $140,000 -        Home medical equipment franchisor offering
             (Cormed Holdings                           Calgary T2A 7W6               1988        $35,000       $250,000          sales, rental and service of home medical
             Inc.)                                                                                                              equipment and soft/disposable personal health
                                                         403.204.1419                                                             care products. Products include scooters,
                                                      w w w .medichair.com                                                       w heelchairs, w alkers, stairlifts, arthritic and
                                                                                                                               home diagnostic products, incontinence, urology
   15        Humpty's                    58             2505 Macleod Tr S,            1977/       $25,000       $499,000         Full-service family restaurant open 24 hours.
             Restaurants                                                                                        (includes
             International Inc.                                                                                 franchise
                                                        Calgary T2G 5J4               1986                         fee)
                                                          403.269.4675
                                                       w w w .humptys.com
   16        Cinnzeo                     43            6910 Farrell Rd SE,            1986/       $15,000       $175,000            Open concept bakery featuring upfront
             (Cinnaroll Bakeries                        Calgary T2H 0T1               1997                     (single unit)             preparation in public view .
             Ltd.)
                                                          403.255.4556
                                                       w w w .cinnzeo.com
   17        Jugo Juice                  31        Bay A8, 416 Meridian Rd SE,        1998/       $25,000       $150,000 -       Retail smoothies and juices outlet also offering
             International Inc.                                                                                  $190,000      signature food items such as w raps, paninis and
                                                        Calgary T2A 1X2               2002                       ($75,000                           salads.
                                                          403.207.5850                                         unencumber
                                                       w w w .jugojuice.com                                      ed cash)
   18        Albert's Family             21               10550 115 St,               1980/       $25,000       $280,000 -                  Family-style restaurant.
             Restaurant                                                                                          $400,000
             (Albert's Franchise                        Edmonton T5H 3K6               np                      ($175,000 -
             Inc.)                                                                                               $225,000
                                                           780.429.1259                                            cash)
                                                  w w w .albertsfamilyrestaurants
                                                                .com
   19        Watertow ne Bottling        20           408, 2880 45 Ave SE,            1996/      $60,000 -     $20,000 line      Marketer, producer and distributor of Sears
             Co. Ltd.                                                                            $100,000     of credit plus               Premium bottled w ater.
             (Watertow ne                                Calgary T2B 3M1              1998                      franchise
             International Inc.)                                                                                   fee
                                                          403.723.0360
                                                     w w w .w atertow ne.com
   20        Pastels Café                19           440, 1121 Centre St N,          1980/       $25,000      $174,500 -      Retail food outlet offering fresh and healthy fast
             (Comac Food Group                          Calgary T2E 7K6               1985                      $244,000                              foods.
             Inc.)
                                                          800.361.1151
                                                         w w w .comac.ca


Footnotes:
Sources: Company representatives, Canadian Franchise Association

np=not provided
List includes only those franchises w hich are members of the Canadian Franchise Association

Notes:
1. 1983 in Canada (Winnipeg.) 1960 in Michigan.
2. Forzani head office is in Calgary, but franchise office is in Quebec.
3. Petro-Canada head office is in Calgary, but franchise office is in Ontario.
4. Includes 21 Thriftlodges.
5. Hotels w ent up in Canada under the Travelodge name from 1954-1996, but w ere managed by the U.S. Company.
6. 1992 in Canada. 1970 in the U.S.

Lead Researcher: Nicole Strandlund (nicole@businessedge.ca)

				
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