It’s been a while since our last franchising update, but it’s not from lack of activity… it’s been really busy, just not with things we could talk about until now! 

We are so excited and proud to announce that we signed our very first franchisee: Rick Kirkpatrick will be the Owner/Operator of Cheese Curds/Habaneros in Oromocto, New Brunswick. 

Bill Pratt and Melinda Lee of the Chef Inspired Group with Rick and his wife Brenda.

The Chef Inspired Group of Restaurants is 100% family-owned, so we were delighted that our first franchisee had the same thing in mind – Rick’s daughter Jenna will be working alongside him in this new venture. We’ve already been able to spend quite a bit of time with both Rick and Jenna, and we just know they are going to fit into our family perfectly!

Construction is already underway, and we are hoping to be open sometime late Spring. In our last newsletter we shared a photo of what 201 Bliss Street in downtown Oromocto looked like when we bought it – yep, that 1970s KFC look is unmistakable – but of course we aren’t going to leave it that way. Here is a sneak peek at how it’ll look before long. We think it’s going to be awesome!

We are also actively working with franchisee candidates for Bridgewater and Truro, and hope to make some announcements on those locations in the very near future. We are still on the lookout for a suitable candidate for Moncton, NB and we’ve recently begun researching the New Glasgow and New Minas markets. If you are, or if you know anyone, in those areas looking for a new and exciting opportunity, please give us a shout!

Chef Bill Pratt


Cheese Curds
Established 2012
600 Windmill Rd, Dartmouth, NS. B3B 1B5

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