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									Cara Operations Limited: Foodservice - Company
             Profile & SWOT Report




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 4
    1.1      Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................4
    1.2      Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................4
    1.3      Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................5
2     Recent Developments ............................................................................................................................. 6
3     Key Competitors ...................................................................................................................................... 7
4     SWOT Analysis ........................................................................................................................................ 8
    4.1      SWOT Analysis - Overview ....................................................................................................................................8
    4.2      Strengths ................................................................................................................................................................8
    4.3      Weaknesses ...........................................................................................................................................................8
    4.4      Opportunities ..........................................................................................................................................................9
    4.5      Threats ...................................................................................................................................................................9
5     History .................................................................................................................................................... 10
6     Key Employees ...................................................................................................................................... 11
7     Key Employee Biographies................................................................................................................... 12
8     Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 13
    8.1      Head Office ..........................................................................................................................................................13
    8.2      Other Locations and Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................13
9     Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 15
    9.1      Methodology .........................................................................................................................................................15
    9.2      Disclaimer.............................................................................................................................................................15




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List of Tables

Table 1: Major Products and Services....................................................................................................................................5
Table 2: History.....................................................................................................................................................................10
Table 3: Key Employees .......................................................................................................................................................11
Table 4: Key Employee Biographies ....................................................................................................................................12
Table 5: Locations ................................................................................................................................................................13




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Cara Operations Limited - SWOT Profile                                                                                                                                     Page 3
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1 Business Analysis

1.1   Company Overview

Cara operations Limited (Cara) is one of the largest foodservice company that owns and franchises restaurants in
Canada. The company was founded in 1883 by T.P. Phelan as The Canada Railway News Company. The company
conducts business operations under six principal brands: Swiss Chalet, Milestones, Montana’s, Kelsey’s, Harvey’s and
Coza! Tuscan Grill. The restaurant chains embody different dining formats principally focused on franchisee business
model for expansion. The company’s restaurants offer a wide range of food items including starters, grill, chicken, entree
salads, sandwiches, sides, desserts and beverages. Currently, the company operates more than 700 locations and nine
flight centers spread across Canada. The company is headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.

1.2   Business Description

Cara is a multi brand foodservice restaurant operator based in Canada. The company was founded in 1883 by T.P.
Phelan as a steamship company operating on the Niagara River in Ontario as The Canada Railway News Company
selling newspapers and magazines to the travelling public. Later, it shifted its focus towards the food business and
renamed as Cara Operations Limited in 1961. Cara currently operates more than 700 outlets and nine flight c
								
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