ORIGINAL JOE'S Franchising


Hi, we’re Original Joe’s, also known as OJ's! Since 1998, we’ve been serving up craveable classics to a social crowd that trusts us to deliver on comfort food and warm hospitality. That part hasn’t changed. We still use house-made ingredients where possible and serve most of our entrées with two sides. Here’s where guests will find a table for two or a spot for the gang, and where they can count on a perfectly chilled pint or handcrafted cocktail waiting for them. We encourage our guests to come as they are and raise a glass to the good times to come. We’re the original gathering place, down to earth and down the street.

Current Opportunities


That means franchisees get a competitive advantage in purchasing, real estate, construction, marketing, information technology and more.

The Original gathering place
Proudly western Canadian
Craveable classics you can count on
3.5 billion in system sales


No matter what you’re looking for, Original Joe’s offers a variety of franchise partnership opportunities for both new restaurants as well as existing restaurant sales.

If you’re looking to:

  • Own and operate your own restaurant
  • Operate with partners
  • Grow into multi-unit operations
  • Convert your current restaurant
  • Become an investor

Let’s connect and we’ll share our application process and provide you more information about available and upcoming opportunities.

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Mission, BC
Winnipeg, MB


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Let us help you unlock the value in your independent restaurant.

  • Your choice of multiple banners to best suit your style and market conditions
  • Being your own boss
  • Access to a large support system of franchisees and corporate operations experts
  • Higher sales and profitability potential alongside decreased expenses due to Recipe’s purchasing power
  • The potential to sell your restaurant for a higher multiple
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Since Original Joe’s is a part of the Recipe family of brands, that means you as an owner get a competitive advantage when opening a restaurant with us. Recipe supports over 1,200 restaurants which ensures an owner will benefit from our economies of scale, exclusive partnerships and robust support system.

There are always ownership opportunities if you’re interested in opening an Original Joe’s. click here to see the current restaurant opportunities. You can also connect with our franchising team to learn if there are any existing franchises for sale. Don’t see any ownership opportunities in your market? Let’s talk, we’re always exploring new markets.

The total investment to open an Original Joe’s is $1,500,000 - $1,700,000 with $600K-$680K cash required. Our franchising team can walk you through specifics to ensure you’re equipped with the right information to get started and on your way to opening a restaurant.

The first step in getting your restaurant franchise started would be to speak to a member of our team. When we connect, we’ll share what restaurant franchises are currently available and also get to learn more about you so that we can match you to the right franchise opportunity. We’re always on the lookout for franchise partners that demonstrate passion for the hospitality industry, are dedicated to providing the perfect guest experience, have strong leadership skills, excellent business acumen and someone who is motivated to be hands-on with the operations side of their restaurant. Restaurant experience is an asset, but not a prerequisite, our franchisees come from all walks of life. We like to talk to anybody who is interested in learning more about franchising, regardless of whether your inquiries are more exploratory or immediate. You can get in touch by clicking here.

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