FMI acquires 25 KFC and Taco Bell Restaurants in the United States

On October 1st, FMI completed the acquisition of 23 KFC and our first two free standing Taco Bell restaurants in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Nebraska. This brings our total store count to over 350, almost 7000 employees and presence in 18 different provinces and states.  Welcome to our 650 new family members!

EIGHT KFC US EMPLOYEES NAMED AS RECIPIENTS OF THE KFC REACH EDUCATIONAL GRANT PROGRAM

We are proud to announce that eight of our KFC US employees were recently named as recipients of the KFC Reach Educational Grant Winners for the Fall of 2018 and Spring of 2019!  The Reach Educational Grand Program provides winning employees with college tuition assistance, reimbursement for qualifying educational expenses and access to discounted textbooks.

Fall 2018 – Amber Dalton, Ryan Dow, Tabitha Tharp and Miranda Byers

Spring 2019 – Dakota Simon, Jamel Myles, James Christie and Selena Arciga-Copeland

Collectively they have received $17,500 to go towards pursuing their post-secondary education!

Congratulations Everyone!!!

For more information on the program please visit:

http://programs.applyists.com/reach/

FMI CONTINUES TO GROW IN THE UNITED STATES WITH KFC

On June 11th, FMI completed an acquisition of 8 KFC locations in the United States with six in Vermont (Essex Junction, Barre, Saint Albans, Saint Johnsbury, Rutland and Bennington), one in New Hampshire (Tilton), and one in Massachusetts (Greenfield). This brings our KFC US restaurant count up to 41 and added three new states to the FMI family! Welcome to the team!

 

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FMI CONTINUES TO GROW WITH KFC CANADA

FMI is proud to announce the successful acquisition of 33 KFC restaurants located throughout Quebec, Canada. The new restaurants were acquired June 17th and are heavily concentrated within the Greater Montreal Area. This acquisition brings the total number of FMI’s Canadian KFC restaurants to 120! Welcome to the team!

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FMI CONTINUE DE GRANDIR AVEC PFK

FMI est fier d’annoncer le succès de l’acquisition de 33 restaurants PFK situés partout au Québec, Canada. Les nouveaux restaurants ont été acquis le 17 juin et sont concentrés dans la région métropolitaine de Montréal. Cette acquisition porte à 120 le nombre total de restaurants PFK canadiens FMI. Bienvenue à l’équipe!

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FUNDRAISING EFFORTS OFF TO A GREAT START

In 2018, FMI created an initiative to give back to the communities that we serve.  Each of our locations partnered with a local food bank or school breakfast program to raise money for that organization.  With the help of our guests and employees we were able to raise $250,000.  In 2019, we are building on that success! As a company we have raised $176,133 after our first fundraising campaign with every dollar going towards these worthwhile causes!

 

FMI NAMED ONE OF CANADA’S BEST MANAGED COMPANIES IN 2019

Franchise Management Inc. has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2019.  The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and Mackay CEO Forums.

I’m so proud of our people for earning this national recognition and am humbled with the talented team members and leaders that we continue to attract and develop.  We share a vision that FMI brands will remain relevant and grow creating endless opportunities for talented people for many years to come – Dwight Fraser, Founding Partner

http://www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca

https://www.canadianbusiness.com/lists-and-rankings/best-managed-companies/franchise-management-inc-canadas-best-managed-companies-2019/

For more information please contact:  Matthew.Leech@fmigroup.ca

FMI NAMED AS A TOP 10 FINALIST FOR PRIVATE BUSINESS GROWTH AWARD

Franchise Management Inc. was recently recognized for their outstanding achievements in strategic, sustainable and holistic growth by being named as a top 10 finalist for the Private Business Growth Award.

“We’re honoured to be nominated for the Private Business Growth Award. It is exciting to be included in this thriving group of Canadian companies. Congratulations to all the nominees.” Said Dwight Fraser, Founding Partner at Franchise Management Inc.

The first place winner will be announced at the Gala Ceremony on November 28th 2018.

For more information please visit:

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/top-10-finalists-announced-for-6th-annual-private-business-growth-award-698885761.html

FMI CONTINUES TO GROW WITH KFC ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

On June 30th FMI completed an acquisition of the 5 KFC locations on Prince Edward Island. The restaurants are located in Charlottetown, Bloomfield, East Royalty, Montague and Summerside. Welcome to the team!

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FMI CONTINUES TO GROW AS LARGEST PIZZA HUT FRANCHISE OPERATOR IN CANADA

FMI group continues to grow as the largest Pizza Hut Franchise Operator in Canada by acquiring 38 Pizza Hut restaurants in Quebec and the Greater Ottawa/Kingston region.  Currently FMI owns and operates more than 175 Pizza Hut locations in Canada and the United States.

http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/pizza-hut-canada-enters-into-development-agreement-with-franchise-management-inc-unlocks-growth-potential-in-eastern-canada-622945983.html

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FMI Grows KFC Canada Business

On August 15, 2015 FMI Group added additional Canadian KFC units to its portfolio. FMI purchased 5 restaurants in the Province of Quebec (Rouyn-Noranda, Val d’Or, Amos, Chibougamau and La Sarre) and 2 locations in the Province of Ontario (New Liskeard and Kirkland Lake).

With the acquisition FMI Group grows to 55 KFCs in Canada. FMI owns and operates KFCs and Pizza Huts in both Canada and United States, among other brands.

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FMI Converting KFCs to Green Power

Since it took over Atlantic franchise rights for KFC just two short years ago, New-Brunswick –based Franchise Management Inc (FMI) has been aggressively renovating and refurbishing Atlantic Canada’s KFC restaurants.

Now that over 50 KFC restaurants are successfully operating in the Atlantic Provinces, FMI is innovating again with a green-energy project that has already attracted royal attention and industry acclaim. The program, now underway fully at over 20 KFCs, aims to reduce energy use by 70% to make it possible for FMI’s KFC restaurants to eventually transition to renewable solar and wind power by 2018.

Simple Steps = Substantial Environmental Impact Reductions

“It’s been truly remarkable,” sums up Dak Conklin, BEDS; Development Manager, FMI. “We’ve been able to take a series of small, meaningful steps that have dramatically lightened our environmental impact and we’re just getting started”, Dak adds. “Buying the franchise for KFC restaurants in Atlantic Canada is one of the best and most exciting business decisions we’ve ever made. Because a lot of the restaurant locations needed substantial updates, we were able to make simple, sweeping energy cuts simultaneously. That vision is paying back for the planet and for FMI”, notes Mr. Conklin.

Dak Conklin says that simple steps like switching to low-flow water technologies, replacing lighting with LED lights, controlling/reducing peak demand charges, and making better use of natural daylight have added up to a 50% reduction in water usage and a 30% reduction in energy consumption. And that’s all without making substantial construction or structural changes at the restaurant.

FMI’s Energy Savings Coordinator, Ernie Tracey, ESET; credits his education and involvement with Charlottetown, PEI’s Holland College, Diploma in Energy Systems Engineering Technology for FMI development team’s success in greening KFCs. That along with his 25 years of working in sustainable energy in Africa, Central America, and Asia allows him to incorporate his education and experiences to maximize energy savings while minimizing investments.

The FMI Energy Savings Team bases the success, to date, on not just tackling one area or item at a time but taking the holistic approach and grouping or phasing related items together. This creates an exponential savings and lowers the overall investment of separately implemented items. Additionally, FMI’s Energy Savings Team gets involved with their suppliers and work with them to ensure the product available fits their need and if not then they assist the suppliers in developing the correct energy conscience products for their purpose in the KFC restaurants.

Wind and Solar-Powered Atlantic Canada KFCs by 2018

“We’re on a 4-phased program that will take about 3 to 4 years to green all of FMI’s 50 Atlantic Canada KFC restaurants,” confirms Dak Conklin, who says the company has already begun to roll out the program, at some stage, to over 100 restaurants of its 200+ restaurants across Canada and the USA.

The present focus on the KFC restaurants is on modifying the refrigeration systems to reduce energy consumption plus reducing maintenance costs all while adding many more years to the unit’s life expectancy. Also, FMI is still working on getting all the stores completed with the Phase 1 quick and easy items. Ernie anticipates that will be completed by end of 2015 – by which time, KFC’s energy savings for the 50 stores will be equivalent to 1 of the following equally related items:

– taking 730 cars off the road

– eliminating 1,250 tons of waste being sent to landfill

– planting 2,850 acres of forest

– eliminating 480 homes annual electric consumption

– burning 3,732,900 lbs. of coal

The next focus for the program is installing low-energy letter/menu boards in restaurants, making exterior signage with dimmable LEDs, replacing more parking lights with solar powered LED units, making efficiencies in the HVAC systems, and making energy-friendly changes to the kitchen cooking and refrigeration systems, some of which are already being implemented and generating more great results.

“Our goal is to embark on the final solar and wind-power transition starting in 2018, maybe as early as 2017,” says Dak Conklin, adding that local KFCs will begin sharing their progress in restaurants, so that KFC fans can keep updated on the chain’s environmental progress.

Dak notes, “It’s a win-win-win scenario in what we are doing with our energy savings; a win for the environment, a win for cost reduction, and a win for maintenance and replacement reduction.”