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Canadian Franchise Association Announces 2012 Franchisees? Choice Designees

April 5, 2012

(Toronto, ON) April 5, 2012 - The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) ( announced the recipients of the 2012 Franchisees' Choice designation on April 2, 2012 at a gala awards presentation during the CFA National Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This is the second year for the annual Franchisees' Choice designation program.

The Franchisees' Choice designees are CFA member franchise systems who voluntarily took part in an independently-administered survey. Their franchisees were asked to rate the franchisor in key areas of the franchise business model, including the franchisee selection process; franchisee Information package; leadership; business planning and marketing; training and support; ongoing operations; and the relationship between the franchisor and franchisee. In order to qualify for this designation, a minimum of 10% of a brand's franchisees must participate. In many cases, franchisee responses were significantly higher.

"The true strength of a franchise system lies in the mutually-rewarding relationship between a franchisor and its franchisees," says Lorraine McLachlan, CFA President and Chief Executive Officer. "Being a Franchisees' Choice designee is a high honour because the high rankings in franchisee satisfaction come directly from the franchisees themselves."

In the due diligence process of investigating a franchise opportunity, speaking with existing franchisees about the opportunity being explored is essential. For prospective franchisees, the Franchisees' Choice designation identifies that a franchise brand has received solid endorsement and ratings from its franchisees. The 2012 Franchisees' Choice designees are representative of the spectrum of franchise opportunities and the diversity and excellence of CFA members.

Regardless of any awards or recognitions a franchise system may receive, CFA strongly recommends that prospective franchisees conduct thorough due diligence. CFA offers an array of products and events for prospective franchisees, including FranchiseCanada magazine, the annual FranchiseCanada Directory, the CFA website, and The Franchise Show, Canada's largest franchise-only tradeshow held across Canada.

For more information about the Franchisees' Choice designation, visit

2012 CFA Franchisees' Choice Designees

The 2012 CFA Franchisees' Choice designees are (in alphabetical order):

ActionCOACH Canada (Business Consultants / Services / Training)
Aussie Pet Mobile of Canada (Home Based Businesses)
Boston Pizza International Inc (Food - Restaurants / Dining Rooms)
Budget Blinds (Home - Decorations / Furnishings)
Cap-it International Inc (Automotive & Truck Services / )Products / Rentals)
CertaPro Painters (Home - Improvement / Renovation / Restoration)
COBS Bread (Food - Baked Goods / Coffee / Donuts)
Comfort Keepers (Seniors / Home Care & Services)
Computer Troubleshooters Canada (Computers / Software / Internet)
Concierge Home Services (Home Based Businesses)
Edo Japan (Food - Quick Service Restaurants)
Grade Learning (Educational Products & Services)
Grade Math Programs (Educational Products & Services)
Home Instead Senior Care (Seniors / Home Care & Services) (Commercial/Residential Services)
Lemon Heaven (Food - Quick Service Restaurants)
Liberty Tax (Accounting / Tax Services)
Lice Squad Canada Inc. (Children's Products & Services)
Liquid Capital Canada Corp. (Financial / Cash Services)
Maaco Systems Canada, Inc (Automotive & Truck Services / Products / Rentals)
Mary Brown's Inc. (Food - Quick Service Restaurants)
Massage Addict (Health / Fitness / Nutrition)
Merry Maids of Canada (Home - Maid / Cleaning Services)
Nurse Next Door Home Care Services (Seniors / Home Care & Services)
Pak Mail Centers (Canada) Ltd (Printing / Copying / Shipping)
Pizza Nova (Food - Quick Service Restaurants)
Print Three Franchising Corporation (Printing / Copying / Shipping) Inc. (Real Estate)
PuroClean (Commercial / Residential Services)
Sangster's Health Centres (Health / Fitness / Nutrition)
Sign-A-Rama (Sign Products & Services)
Symposium Cafe (Food - Restaurants / Dining Rooms)
The Grounds Guys (Lawn & Garden Supplies / Services)
Two Men and a Truck (Commercial / Residential Services)
UCMAS Canada Inc. (Educational Products & Services)
WATCH IT! Incorporated (Retail)
Wendy's Restaurants of Canada Inc (Food - Quick Service Restaurants)

About the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)
With over 500 corporate members nation-wide, representing many of Canada?s best-known brands, the Canadian Franchise Association is the national voice for franchising in Canada and works with all levels of government to ensure the development of industry-made solutions. CFA promotes excellence in franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise opportunities and proper due diligence through its many events, programs and publications. For more information, visit

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For more information contact:
Kenny Chan
Senior Manager, Communications
Canadian Franchise Association
Phone: 800-665-4232 ext. 232

John Sacke
Sacke & Associates
Phone: 416-493-5723 ext. 201
Cell: 647-886-0750

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