Founded in 2009, The Chopped Leaf is an emerging fresh casual lifestyle concept that provides delicious, handcrafted meals served fresh & quick for a healthy, better-for-you food experience. With operating and committed locations in Canada & the USA, The Chopped leaf is positioned for positive growth. The Chopped Leaf is managed by Innovative Food Brands.
Franchise Opportunities with The Chopped Leaf start with the roots to ensure franchises GROW. Every element counts, from operations to marketing and design.
If you are interested in becoming a Franchisee, please fill out our Inquiry Form.
Training Program for 2
Step By Step Support
From application to grand opening & beyond
Equipment & Store Design Packages
Real Estate & Landlord Connections
Dedicated to the build of your restaurant
Frequently Asked Questions
While restaurant experience may be helpful, The Chopped Leaf seeks franchisees that have a drive for success and a willingness to learn and follow out operational manuals. Previous restaurant experience is not required to be able to run a successful Chopped Leaf franchise.
The projected development cost is dependent on multiple variables and can have a wide range of development costs. We typically land between $350,000 – $550,000 for an all-in cost. For a general breakdown of costs, please fill out an application and join us for a Webinar session.
The range of development cost is due primarily to the varying site conditions and square footage (can range from a 500 square foot space to a 1,800 square foot space full size location, optimum square footage is 1100 – 1500). Many locations available have previously been used as restaurant sites and have necessary infrastructure in place such as plumbing, electrical service, drop ceilings, etc. This existing infrastructure reduces development costs.
Our site criteria is specific to the ingredients that make up a successful location, if you have a site that you think might work we will review it to see if it matches our requirements. We have over 30 years of leasing and real estate experience in our parent company (IFB) and have extremely knowledgeable contacts in the industry thus are able to acquire sites prior to construction and public release.
The initial franchise fee is $30,000 plus applicable taxes, with an ongoing 6% royalty fee & 3% co-operative advertising fund.
The Franchise Fee includes the rights granted by the franchisor to the Franchisee pursuant to the Franchise Agreement. This fee covers the initial term of the Franchise Agreement.
The Chopped Leaf provides a training program for you and your manager/partner to include all aspects of running a Chopped Leaf. You will be provided with manuals and receive extensive training both in person and online to operate your business. As follows it includes:
- Food Preparation
- ‘Back of the House’ Management
- ‘Front of the House’ Management
- Food Safety
- Customer Services
- Point of Sale Software
- Financial Management
- Online Training Course
- Marketing and Advertising
- In addition, we provide ongoing support through support staff. And of course, we are available at our World Support Centre to answer any questions that may arise during your busy day.
Yes, The Chopped Leaf offers both single and multi-unit franchises.
The Chopped Leaf has a design and layout specifications package which is constantly changing to keep up with new finishes and better economies. We have 30+ years of experience in store design and construction; our in house team of design and construction professionals will assist you in coordinating and executing the build out in a timely manner to meet deadlines.
The minimum cash requirement to support the opening of a Chopped Leaf restaurant is $120,000 – $150,000.
While we don’t offer financing directly from the company, we do have a preferred agreement with TD Canada Trust as part of their small business banking program, however you may finance with any financial institution you feel most comfortable with.
The timeline of the process is dependent on the applicant. We take the process at your pace, so if you would like to get it done as quickly as possible we can support that, and if you want to take your time with each step that is perfectly fine with us as well. We want you to feel comfortable at every step.
Words From Our Partners
“We were very interested in opening a business, but had no experience in the food industry before in any capacity. After we started investigating different franchises we came across the Chopped Leaf. After trying the food, we knew this concept was of interest because of its healthy menu. We then spoke with Blair Stevens and were impressed by his vision and forward thinking. We quickly proceeded forward with our venture and Blair and his team has been the exact support we have needed to have a successful year in business!”
The Chopped Leaf University Heights Saskatoon, SK
“We have been franchise owners since 2013. The brand is very well supported and is leading the trend towards healthy eating. We are opening our second franchise location in April 2015 and expect further customer appreciation of the products and service we provide. We would not have even have joined the Chopped Leaf family if not for the amazing passion and support of Blair Stevens and our Field Manager, Preston Pandos.”
David & Danielle Musey
The Chopped Leaf Spruce Grove, Spruce Grove, AB
“It’s a great healthy concept, the menu is diverse enough you can eat it a few times a week and never get tired of it. We have huge customer base of regulars who have been doing that since we opened the doors 3 years ago!”
The Chopped Leaf Sherwood Park, AB