MONTREAL, April 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Eggspectation Group, franchiser of the restaurants of the same name, acknowledges the situation revealed in today's edition of Le Journal de Montréal regarding fines for health code violations received by the franchise located on St. Jacques Street, in Montreal.
This topic had been raised last January in Protégez-vous magazine. Eggspectation reiterates its position today:
"This is the case of a rogue franchisee with whom we've had a long legal battle, before we could have the restaurant closed in February 2012," said Mr. Enzo Renda, CEO. "This legal process resulted in our ending the agreement with the former franchisee in question, and we were released from any liability for their actions." Eggspectation Group took all the necessary and legal actions in order to cancel the agreement with the St. Jacques franchise; this agreement and the right to use the name Eggspectation was cancelled at the end of 2008. The case itself was heard in January 2012 and in February 2012, the judgment allowing the franchisor to close the restaurant was accorded.
With the exception of this particular case, no other Eggspectation has ever been fined by MAPAQ for health code violations. Eggspectation would also like to insist that the franchisee of the newly opened restaurant on Notre-Dame Street in Old Montreal has nothing to do with the former operator of the closed location.
Created in 1993, Eggspectation Group today has nine franchises in Ontario and Quebec, five in the U.S., and three international. The group requires that all its franchisees adhere to the highest standards of quality, including HACCP controls, and ensures they comply with these standards in every establishment that bears its name.
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