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Investment Level $750,001 ~ $1,000,000

The Harvey’s Story

Harvey’s is looking to continue its rapid growth across Canada with the help of new Franchise partners. As a Harvey’s Franchisee you have the opportunity to own one of Canada’s most historic and recognizable restaurant brands.

Harvey’s has been proudly serving Canadian’s since 1959. As home of Canada’s Best Tasting Burger, we pride ourselves on delivering the perfect burger experience. Each burger is made with select cuts of high quality beef that are combined with a unique blend of carefully selected spices and seasonings. Our Harvey’s grill masters charbroil every hamburger to perfection on a flame grill. Then we let you select from 6 bowls of freshly cut garnishes to top your burger just the way you like it. Come in today for your custom experience. At Harvey’s there is a burger and a franchise with your name on it!

Harvey’s is owned by Cara Operations Ltd. Cara is Canada’s most historic and largest full service restaurant company and owns many of Canada’s most recognizable and favorite restaurant concepts including; Swiss Chalet, Kelsey’s, Montana’s, Milestones and Harvey’s. Cara has system wide sales of approximately $1.2 billion and over 700 restaurant locations across Canada. Cara’s size and scale provide Harvey’s franchisees with a competitive advantage as it relates to; purchasing, real estate, construction, marketing, and information technology. Leveraging these services provides Harvey’s franchisees with superior added value and support to help increase the bottom line.

Franchisee Target Profile- What are we looking for?

  • People passionate about Harvey’s and Canada’s Best Tasting Burger
  • People who want to own their own business/control their own destiny
  • People with strong leadership skills
  • People who will be actively engaged in delivering the PERFECT GUEST EXPERIENCE and restaurant profitability
  • People with a proven track record of success in business
  • People with strong local knowledge and relationships in the community they will do business in.

Key Facts/Investment

Established: 1959

Franchising since: 1962

Outlets: 246

Franchise fee: $25,000

Startup capital required: $150,000-$250,000 (unencumbered)

Investment required: $450,000-$650,000

Royalty fee: 5%

Advertising fee: 4%

Training: 10 weeks



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Nova Scotia



Prince Edward Island