Our franchise
Restaurant franchises
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)

Convert Your Restaurant

Looking to take your restaurant to the next level? Want to bring a beloved Canadian brand to your small town? We’re on the hunt for hometown heroes that want to grow their restaurant sales and profitability, decrease their workload and create a better and easier exit strategy. Contact us now and find out just how easy it is to turn your independent restaurant into a branded powerhouse.

Restaurant franchises

MARKETS OF INTEREST

Canadian born and raised since 1883, CARA Operations knows that the best memories are made around the dinner table. We want to be there to help make those memories in every community across Canada – no matter how big or small. Contact us now and find out how quickly and easily you can convert your restaurant to one of our brands.

Restaurant franchises

Imagine the Possibilities

WHAT WE BRING TO THE TABLE

An improved lifestyle with less work and more family time

Your choice of CARA brand and the complete handbook that comes with it

Access to a large support system of franchisees and corporate operations experts

Higher sales and profitability potential alongside decreased expenses due to CARA’s purchasing power

A defined exit strategy and an expert team ready to help you sell your restaurant

The potential to sell your restaurant for a higher multiple than would be possible with an independent restaurant

Contact us - It’s That Easy

Have Questions? The team is always happy to talk about how we can bring one of our iconic Canadian brands to your community! Please fill out our online inquiry form and one of our franchising managers will get back to you as soon as possible.

Cara Operations LIMITED
199 Four Valley Dr.
Vaughan, ON
L4K 0B8

contact info
Phone: 905-760-2244 x 2255
Toll Free: 888-854-4402 x 2255
Fax: 866-230-9355
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