Sunny Street Cafe, one of the fast-growing breakfast-lunch chains, has signed a 40-store development agreement for western Canada, marking the chain’s first growth initiative outside the United States.
“Sunny Street Cafe has tremendous growth potential in Canada,” said Scott Moffitt, president of Sunny Street Cafe.
He continued, “The Canadian breakfast and lunch segment is evolving quickly, and we see a tremendous opportunity to capture a significant portion of the niche. Access to growth capital and the availability of excellent real estate sites have never been better.”
The development territory includes the four western Canadian provinces and three northern territories. The first location is set to open in late summer or early autumn in the Edmonton, Alberta area under the management of area developer and franchisee Percy Johnson.
Johnson plans to open a minimum of 40 locations across western Canada over the next 10 years. The developer has extensive franchise experience, having owned and operated multiple units throughout his career in the bakery/cafe, pizza and flower categories.
"We are delighted to have someone of Percy Johnson’s calibre aboard," said Moffitt.
He further said, “His experience across multiple brands in operations, construction and real estate will be invaluable as we grow the brand in Canada. Johnson also is currently recruiting single-unit franchisees and multi-unit developers to further expand the concept.”
Sunny Street Cafe operates 14 franchised locations in Ohio, Texas, Kansas and Missouri.