A&W Canada and Country Style Donuts twinning a first for Canadian food industry

The Board of Directors of Country Style Food Services Inc. are pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick W. Gibbons to the position of President.

Country Style Donuts
November 8, 2000

A&W Canada and Country Style Donuts twinning a first for Canadian food industry
Country Style Food Services Inc.

Attention Business Editors/See CP Wire Photo:

TORONTO, Nov. 8 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Country Style Food Services Inc. are pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick W. Gibbons to the position of President.

Mr. Gibbons is a seasoned executive with over 20 years experience in the Retail Industry. Most recently he held the position of Chief Marketing Officer with one of Canada's leading Quick Service Restaurants. Previously, Mr. Gibbons has held several senior management positions in procurement, merchandising and marketing with major retailers including Boots Drug Stores Canada Ltd., Oshawa Foods Limited and Blockbuster Canada Co.

Mr. Gibbons' passion for retail combined with his previous franchise experience is well suited to reposition the Country Style Brand for significant growth in the near future.

Founded in March of 1963 in Toronto, Country Style has grown to 350 franchises across Canada, concentrated in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta. The company has also established 100 outlets in countries as far a field as Malta, Guatemala, Brazil, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand, and opening soon in Turkey. Employing more than 4,000 Canadians, Country Style is a recipient of the prestigious Hall of Fame Award by the Canadian Franchise Association recognizing the company's outstanding performance, leadership and dedication to franchising. Country Style also operates the Buns Master
Franchise System, which began franchising in 1977 to satisfy the growing demand for its unique offering of quality bakery products at inexpensive prices. Buns Master has grown to become Canada's leading bakery franchise, with over 60 locations across the nation. Country Style was recently sold by Maple Leaf Foods to a private investment consortium.

/NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying release is available on the Canadian Press Photo Network/

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The Board of Directors of Country Style Food Services Inc. are pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick W. Gibbons to the position of President. (CANADA NEWSWIRE PHOTO/Country Style Food Services Inc.)

For further information: Patrick W. Gibbons (905) 764-7066 ext 258;
Archived images on this organization are available through CNW E-Pix at
http://www.newswire.ca. Images are free to members of The Canadian Press.


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