24 11, 2017

The Fundamentals of How a Franchise Really Works

By | 2017-11-24T17:28:37+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Franchise|0 Comments

Discover the basic elements of how a franchise works and the benefits it brings! Have you ever noticed that there are certain phrases or terms that are thrown around frequently at business meetings or at dinner parties that very few people truly understand. Many of us assume that we are the only ones in the [...]

23 10, 2017

Are You Ready to Own Your Own Franchise?

By | 2017-10-30T11:10:59+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Franchise|0 Comments

Here at Joey’s, we are extremely proud of our business and the franchise model that we have adopted which has allowed our brand to reach millions, while also giving financial freedom to those franchise owners that have succeeded. Many individuals who are unfamiliar with the world of franchises believe that becoming a franchise owner is [...]

2 10, 2017

Selecting the Ideal Location for a Canadian Restaurant Franchise

By | 2017-10-30T10:49:58+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Franchise|0 Comments

 Location, Location, Location: The old real estate adage of “location, location, location” still holds true in today’s market, and is one of the most crucial aspects to focus on when opening any new business, including a franchised restaurant. Finding the perfect location is easier said than done, especially if you don’t have a background in [...]

23 02, 2017

A little extra effort, makes the difference

By | 2017-05-30T14:05:01+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Featured Articles|0 Comments

As the title says- a little extra effort, makes the difference. This statement first came to me from the Penticton Knights. They were a junior hockey club playing in the old BCJHL that used this as their slogan for a few years. In fact, I still have a sticker on my skates from back in [...]

10 08, 2016

Values have to be Verbs – Simon Sinek

By | 2017-05-30T14:05:01+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Featured Articles|0 Comments

For those of you who follow me or this blog, you know how much I love Simon Sinek and his insights. In this quick clip he talks about Verbs being used in measurable goals. Keep it simple! That is how I approach franchising and therefore how we approach franchising at JFG. Values have to be [...]

5 08, 2016

Joey’s Forcing Staff into Muu Muu’s

By | 2017-05-30T14:05:01+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Joey's Restaurants announced a new uniform policy this week forcing staff at their Joey's Urban locations to wear Muu Muu's while at work. Ensuring that there is no confusion between the Calgary based chain and a similarly named chain from Vancouver. At Urban, we are all about happy feet and no skin! Check out the [...]

20 05, 2016

Franchise Advice – What to look for in a franchise

By | 2017-05-30T14:05:01+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Blog Feed|0 Comments

I have written on this topic many times with varying degrees of specific content. This time it is about trust in the franchise system. Not necessarily trust in the business model or trust in the brand although those are also of the utmost importance. Rather, today it is about trust in the Franchisor itself, trust [...]

28 04, 2016

Hospitality in Franchising is just SMARTICLE.

By | 2017-05-24T10:53:26+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Blog Feed|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSMTbF3ZYzY   Yes, Smarticle is a word, another Urban Dictionary find! woot woot! Actually, Smarticle was made famous by Homer Simpson and the irony within is fantastic. Ironic because Homer is a very simple man and the idea of Joy or a.k.a. smarticle is also just so very simple. I recently spoke in one of [...]

7 04, 2016

The trick to successful franchises

By | 2017-05-30T14:05:01+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Blog Feed|0 Comments

One of our franchise partners forwarded me this article. I was ecstatic to have some feedback on the blog and he suggested I use this article as inspiration for my blog this week. I was excited about it for two reasons, one was that our franchise partner engaged with the blog and two was because [...]

21 03, 2016


By | 2017-05-30T14:05:02+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Blog Feed|0 Comments

I have a friend who uses this motto, literally religiously. So when I saw a posting about being ALL IN on Linkedin I thought it would be appropriate to use my friend Michael Chiasson as my inspiration for today's blog. Check out his amazing story here All Access Ministries. Franchising to franchisors is about consistency [...]