Copper Branch, the Canadian restaurant chain, is to expand into Australia and New Zealand with the first restaurant planned for Melbourne. The first Copper Branch in Australia will open late this month, offering a plant-based cuisine, with plans to expand across the country in the coming years…
Freshii CEO Daniel Haroun says the transaction “recognizes the tremendous value of the Freshii brand. We believe that Freshii’s brand, franchise network and talent will benefit from Foodtastic’s greater scale,” he said.
Peter Mammas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Foodtastic, said, “We have been watching Freshii for some time – it is a great fit for us, and helps Foodtastic expand into a new category. […] We look forward to welcoming the Freshii franchisees into the Foodtastic family.””
A few years ago, Foodtastic Inc. was a minor restaurant franchisor in Montreal. It started with a burger concept, and a line of souvlaki restaurants, and Nickels, the deli brand that Celine Dion co-founded in the early 1990s….
“Quesada is one of the largest Quick Service Restaurant brands in the country, and we are happy to welcome this fast-growing brand into the Foodtastic family,” said Peter Mammas, President and CEO of Foodtastic. “We look forward to working with all our new franchisees and expanding the brand in Canada.”
“Adam Sandler is causing quite the stir in the Royal City, with several people in Guelph, Ont., catching a glimpse of the funny man over the weekend. […] The staff at Milestones Restaurant in Guelph were star struck when Sandler came in for a bite to eat on Sunday night.”