White Spot Restaurants Recognized for Franchise Excellence by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)

VANCOUVER, BC (June 10, 2021) – White Spot is the Gold winner of the 2021 Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) Awards of Excellence in Franchising in the Category of Traditional 16-29 Franchisees.

This is the second year award winners have been announced virtually amidst COVID-19. 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.

“Receiving any award is special – however, the gold medal for franchising excellence in this pandemic year is extra special. I would like to acknowledge and thank the Canadian Franchise Association for putting on a program that benchmarks critical areas of our business enabling us to continually improve. We are extremely grateful to the CFA and to our franchisees.” says Warren Erhart, President, White Spot Hospitality.

This year, more than 60 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 brands 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 celebrate franchise brands that have demonstrated the strongest relationships with their franchisees, a true representation of the very best of Canadian franchising in 2021 and Growing Together™,” says Sherry McNeil, CFA President & Chief Executive Office. “The honored franchises prove that above all else, the connection and cooperation between a franchisor and their franchisees is vital to a franchise system’s success, and that has been proven more true than ever in the past year.”

Open exclusively to CFA franchise system members, the CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising competition includes seven categories to enable franchise brands 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.

Systems with the highest scores in each category are recognized with Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. The prestigious CFA Award of Excellence in Franchising Grand Prize is given to a Gold winner in the Traditional category and a Gold winner in the Non-Traditional category.

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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 93-year-young chain — prior to the pandemic — served more than 17 million guests annually at 128 White Spot and Triple O’s (their premium quick service restaurants) throughout B.C., Alberta, Asia and now in Ontario. 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, one of Canada’s top 150 iconic brands as awarded by Interbrand Canada, awarded a gold medal for excellence in franchising by the Canadian Franchise Association and as one of BC’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 $100 billion per year to the Canadian economy and create jobs for more than 1.9 million people. Learn more at or


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