United PurchasingUnified Purchasing Group of Canada supports the franchisees of the Yum! Brands with an ongoing focus on quality and costs.

By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Based in Vaughan, Ontario, Unified Purchasing Group of Canada (UPGC) Inc. was established in April 1999 to unify volume purchases of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell (Yum! Brands) restaurants in Canada into one purchasing co-op, allowing them to leverage their scale toward achieving lowest sustainable cost of goods, services and distribution with uninterrupted supply. UPGC is a privately held company owned by the franchisees and operates as a nonprofit company.

FeesersFeesers upgrades its facilities to accommodate a growing demand for fresh produce and meats.  

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

As Americans become increasingly dissatisfied with processed foods, the farm-to-table movement is growing in popularity. 


GoGoGoGosqueeZ sets itself apart with products that promote healthy eating.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

The desire to eat healthy is stronger than ever among consumers, which has driven many to enter the market with nutritious products. But GoGosqueeZ has set itself apart by offering a higher level of quality, Vice President of Supply Chain Debra Lin says. 


Five GuysFive Guys thrives by being proactive and staying true to its culture of quality.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing 

For Five Guys, there has been no greater form of advertising than the word-of-mouth generated by its satisfied customers. “We have proven that when you provide the best quality products and service, the customers will find us,” Jason Lee says, adding that this unique approach sets it apart from other restaurants. “We don’t do any advertising, promotions, limited-time offers or traditional marketing. We have total faith that the product markets itself.”


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