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With over 840 locations across Canada and system sales in excess of $1.7 billion, CARA is one of Canada's most successful restaurant companies.

CARA has approximately 50,000 associates from coast to coast, with restaurant presence in every province.

Own one of Canada's strongest brands. Swiss Chalet, Casey's, Montana's, East Side Mario's, Kelsey's, Bier Markt, Harvey's, Fionn MacCool's and Milestones are owned by CARA, one of Canada's largest and fastest growing full service restaurant companies.

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featured opportunities

We are always looking to expand.
Right now we're excited about - but not limited to - opportunities in these exciting locations!

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East Side Mario's
Toronto, ON

East Side Mario's
Regina, SK

East Side Mario's
Newmarket, ON

East Side Mario's
Lloydminster, AB

East Side Mario's
Thunder Bay, ON

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Milestones
Winnipeg, MB

Milestones
Thunder Bay, ON

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Montana's
Grande Prairie, AB

Montana's
Moose Jaw, SK

Montana's
Tsawwassen, BC

Montana's
North Battleford, SK

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Harvey's
LaPrairie, QC

Harvey's
Chateauguay, QC

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Kelsey's
GTA, ON

Kelsey's
Moncton, NB

Kelsey's
Halifax, NS

Kelsey's
Dartmouth, NS

Kelsey's
Belleville, ON

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Fionn MacCool's
Calgary, AB

Fionn MacCool's
Winnipeg, MB

Fionn MacCool's
Belleville, ON

Fionn MacCool's
Grand Prairie, AB

Fionn MacCool's
Edmonton, AB

Fionn MacCool's
Gloucester, ON

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Swiss Harvey`s Combo
Regina, SK

Swiss Harvey`s Combo
Winnipeg, MB

Swiss Harvey`s Combo
Lloydminster, AB

Swiss Harvey`s Combo
Prince Albert, SK

Swiss Harvey`s Combo
Swift Current, SK

Swiss Harvey`s Combo
Petawawa, ON

Swiss Harvey`s Combo
Dartmouth, NS

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Cara Operations Ltd. begins as the Canada Railway News Company, selling newspapers and magazines on trains and planes in Canada
Swiss Chalet opens
its doors in Toronto
at the corner of
Bedford & Bloor
Harvey's was founded
on Yonge Street in
Richmond Hill, ON
The modern CARA
is born through
the merger of
Canada Railway
News Company
and Aero Caterers
CARA began to dabble in branded restaurants
by opening PJ's and the Steak n' Burger chain
CARA acquires Swiss Chalet & Harvey's
Kelsey's opens
its first restaurant in Ontario
Casey's opens its doors in Sudbury
The first East Side Mario's was opened
Milestones opens on
Denman Street in Vancouver, BC
Montana's opens in Ontario
The first Prime Pub opens
CARA acquires Spectra Group (Milestones)
The first Bier Markt opens on the Esplanade in downtown Toronto
CARA acquires Kelsey's Restaurants (Kelsey's & Montana's)
CARA merges with Prime Restaurants
(Casey's, East Side Mario's, Bier Markt, Prime Pubs)

TRULY A CANADIAN ICON

CARA is Canada's most historic and largest full service restaurant company and owns many of Canada's most recognizable and favourite restaurant concepts including: Swiss Chalet, East Side Mario's, Milestones, Casey's, Bier Markt, Kelsey's, Fionn MacCool's, Montana's and Harvey's.

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Testimonials

Before CARA, Kevin travelled the world working for a Fortune 500 company, and was often away from his family and his home. After hearing about some corporate conversions, Kevin immediately got started on the franchising process. He craved the freedom that came from owning a business, and wanted to get out of the corporate environment.

Kevin: Montana's read more

Before Harvey's, Heman had owned a business open 24 hours a day. He was looking to get out of the hectic always open business and into something more practical for him and his family operational wise. He loved the product (and the operating hours!) and decided to inquire.

Heman: Harvey's read more

William had lived his entire adult life alongside his favourite Canadian brand, Swiss Chalet. He had been a part of the Swiss Chalet family for 29 years, spending a quarter of a century as a franchisee! He worked his way through school, and then kept receiving promotions until the only logical step was to own his own restaurant.

William: Swiss Chalet read more

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the latest from our blog

Feb 18, 2016

Montana’s opened its 100th location this month on February 8th in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta!

This non-traditional Montana’s has incredible features such as thirty foot ceilings, a grand entry way, floor to ceiling windows, a second floor mezzanine which is really cool, and wood columns that add a uniqueness and incredible vibe to the space. It is certainly worth checking out!

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Jan 26, 2016

We love how much our brands mean to our guests!

Canada’s favourite rotisserie chicken since 1954 reaches far and wide, and has left nearly every Canadian family with a “Swiss Chalet” story. We here at CARA love that our brands are ingrained into Canadian culture, and that we can even bring out a crowd from the US.  

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