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”Why are franchises thought of as foolproof when most of them do not, in fact, succeed?…Why have the Canadian banking sector and the federal government helped fuel the abuses in the country's franchise industry?""

Book: franchising
January 1, 1995

Opportunity Knocks
The Truth about Canada's Franchise Industry
John Lorinc

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OPPORUTNITY KNOCKS: The Truth about Canada's Franchise Industry
John Lorinc
Prentice Hall Canada Inc., 1995
ISBN: 0-13-455693-3

This book is very useful in explaining how franchising is practiced across all industries, and around the world.

Trademark, Page
A Buck or Two, 102, 259
A&P, 252
A&W drive-ins, 56, 77, 119, 123
A-Plus, 259
A.L. Van Houtte, 102, 128, 144, 322
Academy of Learning, 235, 236, 321
Afton Group, 167
America’s Favorite Chicken, 117, 118, 122
American Franchisee Association, 90
Baker’s Dozen, 157, 305
Baskin-Robbins, 134
Bateman Foods, 253
Beaver Lumber, 259
Becker’s, 249, 250
Bestsellers, 264
Bonanza Sirloin Pits, 60
Burger King, 73, 131, 132
C-Corp, 41, 251, 252
Cadet Cleaners, 304
Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, 254, 255
Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), 5, 6, 19, 192, 194, 199, 302, 303, 307, 309, 330, 346
Canadian Tire, 29, 64, 135, 259, 265-272, 315, 316
Cara Operations, 33, 44, 104, 117-123, 135, 140, 181, 260, 324
Caveat Emptor, 16
Century 21, 317
CFI Restaurants Inc., 131, 132
Cheers, 168
Church’s Chicken, 117, 118
Churning, 154
Coca-Cola, 54
Coffee Plantation, 320
Coffee Time, 27, 76, 82, 141-145, 147, 154-156, 322
Controlled Foods International, 212
County Style Donuts, 64, 104, 144, 151, 153
Cultures, 65
Cyclepath, 83
Dairy Queen, 133, 290
Doctor’s Associates, 130
Doctor’s Office, The, 240
Dominion, 252
Donut Diner, 132
Dunkin’ Donuts, 56, 128
Dynamic Performance Systems, 327-329
Federal Business Development Bank, 96
Federation of Automobile Dealers Association of Canada, 293, 294
Financial Management Group, 199, 200
Food Corp., 120
Food Court International, 133, 288
Franchise banking, 94-102
Franchisee Association of Alberta, 290
General Motors, 54
Glori-Fried Chicken System, 60
Goliger’s Travel International, 243-245
Grand & Toy, 260
Grange Commission, 278-281
Groupe Jean Coutu, 259, 315
Gulf Canada, 25
Gymboree, 49
H&R Block, 52
Harvey’s, 119-123, 139, 315, 324
Hasty Market, 250, 251
Holey Donuts, 286, 287
Home Hardware, 96, 259, 260
Home Office Centre, 84
IGA, 252, 253, 255, 256
Imasco, 259, 315
International Franchise Association (IFA), 108, 109
International Hospitality Inc. (IHI), 138-140
International Tours, 245
ITP Travel Advantages, 241, 242
Kenny Rogers Roasters, 137-140
Kentucky Fried Chicken, 59, 89, 118, 123, 134, 137-140, 290
Kettle Creek Canvas Bag Co., 262
Kickbacks, 35-37, 161, 211
Kinko’s, 239
Kwik-Kopy, 25
Failure Rates, 107-116
Laurentian Study, 295-297
Le Print Express, 238
Leadley Gunning & Culp, 226-234, 338
Leon’s, 259
Lincoln Capital, 213, 214, 217, 243
Little Caesars, 89, 129
Living Lighting, 263
Loblaw, 255
Long John Silver’s, 127
O’Toole’s Roadhouse, 29, 65, 82, 102, 128, 206-223
Olive Garden, 119
Ontario Franchisee Coalition (OFC), 91, 304
Original, 14, 161, 164, 167
Oshawa Groups, 253
Pat & Mario’s, 65, 208
Peanut Club, The, 48, 49
Pepsico, 103, 133
Pet Valu, 259
Pizza Delight, 203
Pizza Pizza, 169-205
Ponderosa, 119
Price Clubs, 268
Print Three, 236-239
Pro Hardware, 103, 259
Provi-Soir, 250
R.J.A. Medicentres, 240
Radio Shack, 103
Red Barn, The, 119
Red Lobster, 119
Red Rooster, 41, 250-252, 290
Robin’s Donut, 71-74, 92, 93 104, 144, 148, 151, 153, 156
St-Hubert, 128, 322
St. Clair Paint and Wallpaper, 259
Scott’s Hospitality, 118, 123, 124
Second Cup, 1-4, 73, 104, 144, 148, 150-154, 157, 320, 322, 343
Service Inspired Restaurants (S.I.R. Corp), 217-223
Shoppers Drug Mart, 37, 61-64, 102, 103, 259, 315
Silcorp, 250
Southern Ontario Pizza Franchisee Alliance (SOPFA), 184-188, 200-202
Speedy Muffler King, 66, 318
Standard Oil, 54
Starbucks, 152, 158
Stash & Stella’s, 214
Stretch-n-Grow, 47-51, 70
Subway Sandwiches, 130, 131, 139, 301
Swiss Chalet, 119, 120, 137, 139
T.G. Quickly’s, 132
TCBY:The Country’s Best Yogurt, 127, 311, 312, 314
TDL Group, 29, 104, 147
Tea Masters, 145, 157
Tied Selling, 282
Tim Hortons, 29, 64, 67, 73, 75, 135, 144-148, 151-154, 156, 315
Travel Agents International, 242
Treats, 144, 149, 150
Tridont, 66, 102, 240, 241
2-4-1 Pizza, 82, 180, 181
2-4-1 Subs, 132
Uniglobe Travel, 318
Vasire Capital, 131, 132
Walt’s Beanery, 222
Wendy’s, 67, 77, 139
White Spot, 66
Wildwood Travel, 243
Winks, 251
Wilson Stationers, 260
Yogen Fruz, 127, 151, 289, 311-315, 326
Zack’s, 127


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