Chairman''s Brand Grows on Spending Spree

Date: OCT 4th, 2006

Topic: Franchise News

The parent company of Coffee Time, Chairman''''s Brand Corporation of Toronto Ontario is recently announced its purchase of the Afton Food Group, bringing 128 units of Robin's Donuts, 85 units of 241 Pizza and 11 units of Mrs. Powell's Cinnamon Buns into the organization, alongside 300 Coffee Time locations.

"As a result of this acquisition, Chairman's Brand Corporation is now positioned to double its size in Canada from coast to coast to coast," says company founder Tom Michalopoulos, who established the company from one shop in Bolton, Ontario twenty four years ago. "Our proven expertise in franchising will be applied to all of our brands both domestically and internationally."

"With a combined unit presence of over 525 locations from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, Coffee Time, Robin's Donuts, 241 Pizza and Mrs. Powell's are all poised for synergistic growth in the Canadian market and abroad," adds Executive Vice President, Dan Lepidas. "Coffee Time's commitment to growth and development will create opportunities for dynamic people to share in our future. We hope to give existing and new franchisees an opportunity to develop their own cafes or pizzerias."

About Chairman's Brand

Toronto Ontario based Chairman's Brand Corporation is one of Canada's largest coffee retailers. Starting from a humble beginning in 1982 it has expanded and now offers its great coffees under the Coffee Time, Robin's Donuts and Mrs. Powell's brands in every Canadian province. It also has locations in countries such as Greece, Poland, China, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Coffee Time, Robin's Donuts and Mrs. Powell's product offerings are fast, affordable and tasty. Coffee Time, Robin's Donuts and Mrs. Powell's heritage is, and continues to be, an excellent cup of coffee

241 Pizza is an industry leader in pizza delivery. Its restaurants serve Canadians in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan via pickup or delivery services.