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Number of units 35
Investment Level $100,001 ~ $200,000
Franchising Since 2001
Royalty Fee 8%

The Lunch Lady Franchise




The Lunch Lady Franchise Opportunity

Investment Level:  $50,000 – 100,000 (including the franchise fee)
The Lunch Lady is a fun, unique and meaningful business concept. We bring healthy and delicious meals to children at their schools – a dedicated, trusted and fun service, all wrapped into one! 
Our franchise partners have expanded our hot lunch service in three provinces in close to 1,500 schools. Our system is a proven business model that WORKS.

The Franchise Offering

Fun working with kids, parents and the School community
Flexible hours and an attractive work-life balance
Additional income possibilities providing food service to other special interest groups (daycares, workplaces, seniors centres, camps).
Growing trend in market place
A proven tried and true system founded over 20 years ago
A Lunch Lady Franchise is ideal for someone who has good management experience, loves working with kids and parents, has wonderful interpersonal and communication skills and enjoys community involvement. All our Lunch Ladies (and Guys) work and manage a commercial kitchen, creating a fun and friendly workplace!

Contact Us!

There are many communities across Canada where we want to expand. Please complete the Request Info Form so that we can contact you to share more about this amazing franchise business lifestyle opportunity!

Who is The Lunch Lady?

Founded by Ruthie Burd in 1993, the Lunch Lady is a Canadian company, providing fresh and healthy lunches to over 1500 schools across Canada. Our mission is to prepare and deliver healthy and nutritious meals to school children and encourage healthier attitudes towards food. We believe that schools educate by the choices they offer and our goal is to make it easier for schools to offer healthier choices. In addition, to schools, we also service many daycares, summer camps, workplaces and senior care centres.
There are no cafeterias in most elementary schools in Canada. When the Lunch Lady delivers to their child’s school, parents get a welcome break. Our lunches are portion controlled, tasty, good for you, fun, and reasonably priced. We also provide a fully supported allergy management and meal modification program for students with particular food-related issues. We strive to make our program inclusive so no child is left out.
We customize our service to what the school wants.  For our full service program there is no extra work for the schools and we offer monthly contributions aiding them in their fundraising efforts.  Special Spirit Day and event lunches provide extra value to the schools and added revenue for the franchise owner.
We are the largest provider of this service in Canada, serving thousands of children every school day and we are the only franchised system of this kind.
The Lunch Lady is making a difference in the lives of children and parents by providing both a valuable and affordable service.
To find out more about our unique and meaningful franchise opportunity
please click the Request Information button.