COBS Bread Receives Special 6-Year Franchisees' Choice Award

VANCOUVER, May 5, 2016 /CNW/ - COBS Bread has received the Franchisees' Choice designation at the 2016 Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) Awards of Excellence in Franchising. This is the sixth year for the annual Franchisees' Choice designation program and COBS Bread was recognized for its accomplishment in receiving this designation every year since 2011.

"The Franchisees' Choice award is very special to COBS Bread because it is based on feedback from our own bakeries," said John Gilson, Vice President for COBS Bread. "We are proud to be achieving our franchisees' expectations and proud to be amongst this select group of only eleven other businesses who have won this award six times in a row."

In the due diligence process of investigating a franchise opportunity, speaking with existing franchisees about the opportunity being explored is essential. For prospective franchisees, the Franchisees' Choice designation identifies that a franchise brand has received solid endorsement and ratings from its franchisees. The 2016 Franchisees' Choice designees are representative of the spectrum of franchise opportunities and the diversity and excellence of CFA members.

"The true strength of a franchise system lies in the mutually-rewarding relationship between a franchisor and its franchisees," says Lorraine McLachlan, CFA President and Chief Executive Officer. "Being a Franchisees' Choice designee is an honour and a vote of confidence because the high rankings in franchisee satisfaction come directly from the franchisees themselves."

For more information about Franchisees' Choice designation and a full list of winners, visit www.awardsprogram.ca

About COBS Bread

COBS Bread is part of Bakers Delight Holdings Ltd, establish in 1980 and operating as Bakers Delight in Australia and New Zealand and COBS Bread in Canada.  Together they have grown to become one of the world's most successful bakery franchises with more than 700 bakery locations.  COBS Bread is expanding in North America and currently has more than 85 locations in Canada and one in the USA.  All of COBS Bread's baked goods are made on the same day they are sold, ensuring that everything is fresh and delightful. Any unsold items are donated daily to various local charities and food banks.  For more information about COBS Bread, please visit www.cobsbread.com.

About the Canadian Franchise Association

The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) is the recognized authority on franchising in Canada. With almost 600 corporate members nation-wide, representing many of Canada's best-known brands, CFA is the indispensable resource for the franchise community and advocates on behalf of franchisors and franchisees in Canada to enhance and protect the franchise business model. CFA promotes excellence in franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise opportunities and proper due diligence through its many events, programs, publications, and websites (www.cfa.ca | www.LookforaFranchise.ca).

SOURCE COBS Bread

Video with caption: "VIDEO: Meet one of COBS Bread's newest franchisees Masumi Smith who opened her COBS Bread bakery in Maple Ridge, BC in January 2016". Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-ihkQE9Ulk

Image with caption: "One of COBS Bread's newest francisees Masumi Smith at her Westridge bakery in Maple Ridge, BC (CNW Group/COBS Bread)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160505_C2045_PHOTO_EN_683205.jpg

Image with caption: "COBS Fresh Bread (CNW Group/COBS Bread)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160505_C2045_PHOTO_EN_683207.jpg

For further information: Media Contacts: Tanya Hook, Senior Campaign & Product Development Manager, COBS Bread, Tel: (604) 296-3511, E-mail: tanya.hook@cobsbread.com; Lisa Raffaele, Client Services Director, PUNCH Canada Inc., Tel: (647) 837-1265, E-mail: lisa@punchcanada.com

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