Swiss Chalet Restaurant Franchise, Find the Best of Swiss Chalet | CARA
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At Cara Operations we realize that different markets require different sized restaurants. Depending on the population size of your market we'll work with you to find an opportunity that suits your needs.


Swiss Chalet is one of Canada’s most iconic restaurant brands, our doors first opened in 1954. With over 200 restaurant locations across Canada serving up classic, craveable, wholesome food in our dining rooms, through take-out and delivery. Our rotisserie chicken is made fresh on premise every day; it’s slow roasted to perfection and needless to say, it never sees the inside of a freezer. Our fries are hand-cut in our own kitchen from fresh potatoes. Our famous Chalet dipping sauce is simmered on premise daily so you can always be sure it’ll taste as good as you remembered. And our grilled to order ribs are marinated in-house to make them fall off the bone tender. Truth is, at Swiss Chalet you’ll always know your food was made fresh by real people.



People passionate about Swiss Chalet

People who want to own their own business/control their own destiny

People with strong leadership skills

People who will be actively engaged in delivering the PERFECT GUEST EXPERIENCE and restaurant profitability

People with a proven track record of success in business

People with strong local knowledge and relationships in the community they will do business in

Swiss Chalet is owned by CARA Operations Ltd.

CARA is one of Canada’s most historic and largest full service restaurant companies and owns many of Canada’s most recognizable restaurant concepts including: Swiss Chalet, East Side Mario’s, Milestones, Casey’s, Montana’s, Bier Markt, Kelsey’s, Fionn MacCool's and Harvey’s. CARA has system wide sales of approximately $1.7 billion, over 840 restaurant locations and over 50,000 employees across Canada. CARA’s size and scale provide Swiss Chalet franchisees with a competitive advantage as it relates to: purchasing, real estate, construction, marketing, and information technology. Leveraging these services provides Swiss Chalet franchisees with superior added value and support to help increase the bottom line.

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