DCG Franchising experts assisted with the negotiation and the sale of the Canadian Master Franchise for The UPS Store in 1998. At that time the company was called Mail Boxes Etc.(MBE) and was later purchased by UPS. This highly successful master franchise sale has resulted in the growth of nearly 400 franchised UPS locations in Canada.


Master Franchise, UPS

Our franchising Team reached an agreement in 2005 with the Spectra Group of Companies
to “retrofranchise” 20 corporately owned Bread Garden Restaurants. In less than 18 months Our Experts sold
all 20 high profile locations to qualified franchisees raising approximately $14,000,000 cash.


Bread Garden

REMAX is the largest real estate service company in the world. Prior to the name REMAX, the company operated under several brands ( Realty World ) before absorbing them into a singular brand REMAX. Ted was the Franchise Director for Realty World and assisted with selling over 400 franchises throughout Canada.



DCG client RUFFAGE Fresh Foods
Started by Ted van Samang as its co-founder in 1981, Ruffage grew to over 90 fast food locations in regional shopping malls across Canada. Ruffage was an early leader in the natural and healthy quick service food business and garnered an excellent reputation for outstanding fresh quality food and great service. All of the outlets were operated by franchisees. The company went public on the Canadian stock exchange (VSE/TSE venture ) and traded steadily in the $2 to $3 range before being sold to a large US based restaurant chain in 1998.


Master Franchise, Ruffage

Ted van Samang entered into an agreement with Ramada World Wide to convert a number of Western Canadian hotels to the Ramada brand and chain in the late 1990’s. Several Vancouver and Calgary based hotel properties were acquired and converted into the Ramada brand under Ted’s direction. This process greatly increased the business value of these properties.



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