The shift to Fish Shack is growing serious momentum

2021-08-31T13:59:50-06:00August 31st, 2021|Blog Feed|

The growth of Canadas largest seafood restaurant chain has been spurred on by a change in how consumers are eating out. Joey’s Fish Shacks focus on the experience has drawn the attention of restaurateurs nation-wide. “Our restaurant has grown up. It’s less cafeteria and far cozier,” says Joe Klassen, founder and CEO of Joey’s Only [...]

strEATS has opportunities abundant for you to be your own boss

2021-02-26T14:34:43-07:00February 26th, 2021|Blog Feed|

strEATS is powered by 35 years of restaurant franchising. Experienced franchisors with a wealth of restaurant background. We make it easy for you to make money and we are growing like crazy. Give us a call and become a member of the strEATS fam. Michael Klassen is a second-generation fishmonger and a current [...]

Franchise Advice – What to look for in a franchise

2020-05-05T15:23:03-06:00May 20th, 2016|Blog Feed|

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 [...]

Hospitality in Franchising is just SMARTICLE.

2020-05-05T15:23:03-06:00April 28th, 2016|Blog Feed|

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 [...]

ALL IN!

2020-05-05T15:23:03-06:00March 21st, 2016|Blog Feed|

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 [...]

Longevity & Joe Fortes – It’s all in the people

2020-05-05T15:23:04-06:00March 11th, 2016|Blog Feed|

This article from the Georgia Straight, Joe Fortes Golden Plates Winner's Circle - Georgia Straight, came into my Inbox today forwarded from a colleague. He thought I'd enjoy it given my families involvement in Joe Fortes. Reading this short blurb literally brought a tear to my eye as a flood of memories about this Vancouver institution [...]

Attitude

2020-05-05T15:23:04-06:00March 4th, 2016|Blog Feed|

I preface this blog posting this week by saying that I am going to steal a few tidbits from my mentors and from an item/posting I saw on LinkedIn today. All too often our attitudes get in the way of our success. There are many, many reasons are attitudes change our mindsets but I believe [...]

Accountability

2020-05-05T15:23:04-06:00February 24th, 2016|Blog Feed|

In the world of franchising, accountability seems to be used as a catch phrase these days for franchisee's. However, accountability in franchising is a two way street. Both the Franchisee (or in our case Franchise Partners) and the Franchisor need to be accountable to each other. When a franchisee buys into a brand and opens [...]

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