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Canadian franchisors MTY and Imvescor combine


Montreal – MTY Food Group and Imvescor Restaurant Group have entered into an agreement expected to make them a major Canadian franchisor.

The agreement will create a combined portfolio of over 5,700 stores under 75 brands and approximately $2.9 billion in system sales, Imvescor said in a news release.

MTY Food Group Inc. is a Canadian public company headquartered in Montreal. MTY franchises and operates restaurants worldwide under the following banners: Tiki-Ming, Sukiyaki, La Crémière, Au Vieux Duluth Express, Carrefour Oriental, Panini Pizza Pasta, Franx Supreme, Croissant Plus, Villa Madina, Cultures, Thaï Express, Vanellis, Kim Chi, TCBY, Sushi Shop, Koya Japan, Vie & Nam, Tandori, O’Burger, Tutti Frutti, Taco Time, Country Style, Buns Master, Valentine, Jugo Juice, Mr. Sub, Koryo Korean Barbeque, Mr. Souvlaki, Sushi Go, Mucho Burrito, Extreme Pita, PurBlendz, ThaïZone, Madisons New York Grill & Bar, Café Dépôt, Muffin Plus, Sushi-Man, Fabrika, Van Houtte, Manchu Wok, Wasabi Grill & Noodle and SenseAsian, Tosto, Big Smoke Burger, Cold Stone Creamery, Blimpie, Surf City Squeeze, The Great Steak & Potato Company, NrGize Lifestyle Café, Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill, Frullati Café & Bakery, Rollerz, Johnnie`s New York Pizzeria, Ranch One, America’s Taco Shop, Cereality, Tasti D-Lite, Planet Smoothie, Maui Wowi, Pinkberry, Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill, La Diperie, Steak Frites St-Paul, Giorgio Ristorante, The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro, Houston Avenue Bar & Grill, Industria Pizzeria + Bar, The Counter Custom Bugers, and Built Custom Burgers.

Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc. is an organization that specializes in family and casual dining restaurants. It is a franchise and licensing business that operates restaurants in Eastern Canada under five banners: Bâton Rouge, operating in Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia in the casual dining segment; Pizza Delight, operating primarily in Atlantic Canada in the family and mid-scale segment; Scores; Toujours Mikes, operating primarily in Quebec in the family and casual dining segments and the take-out and delivery segments; and Ben & Florentine, operating primarily in Quebec, with individual stores in Ontario and Manitoba, in the breakfast and lunch industry. Imvescor also licenses to third parties the right to manufacture and sell prepared food products under the Bâton Rouge, Pizza Delight, Scores and Toujours Mikes brands.

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