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Join our family of Swiss Chalet Franchisees to become part of our success story.

Swiss Chalet is one of Canada’s most iconic restaurant brands, with over 200 locations across Canada serving up classic, craveable, wholesome food in our dining rooms, through take-out and delivery.

We’re growing rapidly across Canada with the help of our franchise partners. As a Swiss Chalet franchisee, you’ll be joining CARA, one of Canada’s largest and most successful full-service restaurant companies with over 700 locations across Canada and system sales in excess of $1.3 billion.

Are you ready to control your own destiny and grow with Swiss Chalet?

Login to the interactive Swiss Chalet virtual brochure to learn more about Swiss Chalet franchising and how you can take control of your own destiny at Swiss Chalet.  

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We are always looking to expand.

Right now we're excited about - but not limited to - opportunities in these exciting locations!

  • Dartmouth, NS
  • Timmins, ON
  • Winnipeg, MB

Fill out our application form for more information about these exciting opportunities.

5 Great Reasons to Become a Franchisee

5 Great Reasons to Become a Franchisee

1. A Tradition of Great Tasting Food and a History of Success

We have been serving Canadians Great tasting, fresh and wholesome food since opening our doors in 1954. Swiss Chalet's mass appeal and focus on Franchisee profitability has contributed to our over forty years of franchising success and experience. With some of the most loyal Guests in the industry, Swiss Chalet appeals to all ages with its mouth-watering food, great prices, and home-style hospitality.

2. Real Food Made Fresh by Real People

We have become famous for providing quality food at a great value. It starts with our fresh, never frozen Rotisserie Chicken; slow roasted for 90 minutes and cut fresh to order. And who could forget about our smoky BBQ ribs, hand-cut fries, and famous Chalet Dipping sauce? These mouthwatering dishes have become timeless favourites and keep our Guests coming back for more.

3. Power of Cara Operations

Swiss Chalet is owned by CARA Operations Limited. It’s one of Canada's most historic and largest full service restaurant companies, including Milestones, Montana's, Kelsey's, Harvey's, and of course, Swiss Chalet. With over 700 locations across Canada, Cara's size enables Swiss Chalet franchisees with expertise in marketing, product development, purchasing, real estate, information technology, training and more.

4. Multi-channel Uniqueness

The Swiss Chalet experience can be enjoyed beyond our restaurant dining rooms with take-out, drive-thru, and delivery service. Serving our Guests no matter their occasion, location or schedule differentiates us from our full service competitors and ensures Swiss Chalet becomes a dining favourite in any neighbourhood.

5. Our People

Being a favourite restaurant of Canadians gives us a competitive edge when it comes to acquiring talent. We believe in delivering The Perfect Guest Experience by recruiting superior Franchisees and hiring the best Associates that exemplify the Hospitality Gene. This allows us to meet and exceed our Guests expectations, every day.

Who We're Looking For

The Swiss Chalet Franchisees come from all walks of life, but all share a handful of characteristics:

  • Passionate about Swiss Chalet
  • Actively engaged in delivering the Perfect Guest Experience and restaurant profitability
  • Want to own their own business/control their own destiny
  • Strong leadership skills
  • A proven track record of success in business
  • People who understand that developing strong local relationships and knowledge in the community create successful restaurants
Inquire Now

Interested in joining the Swiss Chalet family of franchisees?
Follow the steps below:

  1. Fill out online inquiry (if not already registered for Swiss Chalet Virtual Brochure)
  2. Receive Swiss Chalet Virtual Brochure login, password, and Swiss Chalet Franchise Application
  3. Submit Swiss Chalet Franchising Application to CARA Franchising

All fields are mandatory:

Province

Phone Number

What cities or areas are you interested in?

Would you be willing
to relocate?

Next Steps

Once we receive your application, we’ll follow the process below:

  • On-line application reviewed by Franchising Manager
  • Live conversation with Franchising Manager to review application
  • First meeting (including disclosure where applicable)
  • Due Diligence with existing Swiss Chalet Franchisees
  • Second Meeting with Director of Franchising
  • Approval Meeting with VP, Development and Swiss Chalet Executive Team
  • Deposit received
  • Access to opportunities
  • Awarding of location
  • Construction begins
  • Open for business

Contact Us Today
If you have questions please contact our Franchising Team:
1-888-854-4402 ext. 2533
franchising@cara.com