VANCOUVER, BC (April 18, 2023) – We are so proud to be recognized by the 2023 Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) Awards of Excellence in Franchising for both of our brands. Triple O’s is the Gold winner in the category of Traditional 16-29 Franchisees and White Spot is the Bronze winner in the category of Traditional 30 – 99 Franchisees.  We are honoured to also be recognized with the Franchisees’ Choice designation for both brands again this year further endorsing the high satisfaction ratings received from our franchisee partners.

It takes great people to make great progress. Thank you to all our White Spot & Triple O’s franchisees who have helped shape our brands today. Together, we take tremendous pride in being able to serve millions of guests of all ages our great tasting, quality meals across BC, Alberta and Ontario but we couldn’t do it without our strong franchisee relationships.

“You know everyone at head office by name and they know who you are. It’s a little easier when you’re taking such a big risk, bringing an unknown brand into the market. They really try to help you build that brand, so it feels like a partnership. This is a passion brand. I don’t think there’s a better term for it. You have to be passionate about it and want to tell that story because being passionate about anything goes a long way to success.” says Neil Turkington, Ontario Triple O’s Franchisee.

Considered the pinnacle of franchise achievement in Canada, the CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising are given annually to franchise systems that have demonstrated superior franchise relations, leadership, training and communications.

“We are extremely grateful to the CFA and to our franchisees. We wouldn’t be where we are today without our dedicated franchise community” says Warren Erhart, President, White Spot Hospitality.

This year, more than 66 CFA-member franchise brands participated in the CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising program. Sponsored by the CFA and administered by the Portage Group, a third-party research firm, the winning franchise systems were determined based on the results of a survey completed by participating brands’ franchisees about their experiences and levels of satisfaction with the system.

“The CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising celebrates the very best in Canadian franchising in 2023. The winners have demonstrated the importance of Growing Together® and the symbiotic partnership between franchisor and franchisees,” says Sherry McNeil, CFA President & Chief Executive Officer.

“Regardless of the size or concept, a strong relationship between the franchisor and franchisees is fundamental to a franchise system’s success. We congratulate White Spot and Triple O’s for their achievements.”

Open exclusively to CFA franchise system members, the CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising competition includes seven categories to enable franchise systems to be rated against their peers. Entries are separated into Traditional Franchises (i.e. those with bricks and mortar locations) and Non-Traditional Franchises (i.e. mobile, home-based, etc.), then grouped based on number of franchisees.


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ABOUT WHITE SPOT HOSPITALITY | Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, White Spot is Canada’s longest-running restaurant chain. Founded in 1928, when Nat Bailey launched Canada’s first drive-in restaurant at Granville and 67th, the 95 year-young chain serves more than 17 million guests annually at 130 White Spot and Triple O’s (their premium quick-service restaurants) located throughout B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Asia. They also own and operate five mobile food trucks plus a newly opened R+D Kitchen by White Spot, their test kitchen restaurant concept located at the Amazing Brentwood in Burnaby. Bailey’s original vision was to build a restaurant that served the highest quality, unique tasting food and White Spot remains committed to continuing this tradition in each and every meal. White Spot Hospitality is proud to be recognized with the platinum status designation as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, is one of Canada’s top 150 iconic brands as awarded by Interbrand Canada, and is one of B.C.’s Most Loved Brands as recognized by Ipsos. |

About the Canadian Franchise Association
The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) helps everyday Canadians realize the dream of building their own business. CFA advocates on issues that impact this dream on behalf of more than 700 corporate members and over 40,000 franchisees from many of Canada’s best-known and emerging franchise brands. Beyond its role as the voice of the franchise industry, CFA strengthens and develops franchising by delivering best-practice education and creating rewarding connections between Canadians and the opportunities in franchising. Canadian franchises contribute over $96 billion per year to the Canadian economy and create jobs for more than 1.8 million people. Learn more at or


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For More Information – White Spot Hospitality

Media Contact:

David Comuzzi, Vice President Marketing & Business Development (P) 236.317.6697 (E) 

Franchise Inquiries:

Karen Dosen, Business Development Manager | 604.326.6701 |

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Dylan Toigo, Real Estate | 604.874.5606 |