Franchise opportunities available!
Join the brand that serves the freshest food in awesome portions at a great price! We call it honest food, and it's one of the many reasons customers keep coming back. Come see why we're the next big thing in the breakfast & lunch restaurant category.
In 2012 Sergio & Freddy opened their first little restaurant in the Yonge & St. Clair area of Toronto with the idea of serving the best, freshest, made-to-order breakfast & lunch fare, with no processed or pre-cooked ingredients. It was an instant hit.
In 2014 they opened their second location on The Queensway in Etobicoke under their new design format. It proved to be a success and already Sunny Morning is expanding further.
Freddy’s background is kitchen operations and menu development. Over the last 12 years he has worked as kitchen manager in different high-volume foodservice brands.
Sergio has worked in the foodservice industry for 14 years in the areas of marketing, franchising and front-of-the-house operations within several restaurant brands in Canada.
Why Sunny Morning?
Unique Canadian brand with origins in Toronto
Traditional but contemporary: a “modern-day diner”
Great hours! 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Honest food: real food in awesome portions at the right price
Restaurant design, simple menu and order management system allow for a much faster-than-average speed of service
Healthy cooking: no deep fryers + everything fresh
We use local ingredients and support local businesses whenever possible
Innovation: we continuously update our menu with new and exciting offerings within our product lines
Fully integrated brand, from print materials to uniforms to digital/social media to restaurant decor
Sunny Morning Program
We work with you in the site selection process and provide preliminary design drawings, furniture, fixture and equipment lists and approved contractors, services and equipment suppliers.
We provide a comprehensive training program for owners and key staff held both in our training centre (three to four weeks) and on-site (two weeks).
Operations and management manuals
We provide all necessary proprietary manuals to support your franchise investment: operations procedures, kitchen, staff and server manuals, plus recipe and plate presentation.
We offer support in the areas of local store marketing, graphic design, merchandising, pricing, social media and advertising.
We are constantly working on making improvements to our menu and testing new processes and equipment to make our restaurants more efficient, effective and successful.
Point of sale
Cash flow, reporting and gift card programs.
We source the right products and ingredients for the best food experience at the best cost.
Your success is our success! We offer ongoing support and training as required throughout the term of the franchise.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need previous restaurant experience?
Prior restaurant experience is helpful, but not necessary. In fact, a lot of very accomplished restaurant franchisees across varied categories come from other industries. Nonetheless, we do require prior significant business experience.
As a franchisee, do I have to manage the restaurant myself?
Yes, our typical single-unit franchisee will manage the restaurant him/herself. It is our experience that the franchisee’s direct involvement is necessary to achieve the best results. Under special circumstances we will consider a designated operator to run the business. The designated operator must undergo full training and must be part of the franchise application process.
Who pays for this training?
Training and all course material is provided to you as part of your franchise purchase.
Will Sunny Morning® assist with financing?
Of course! We have a standing relationship with a business banking representative at a major financial institution where Sunny Morning® is a registered franchise, who may be able to facilitate the Canada Small Business Finance Loan (CSBFL) approval process.
Am I able to choose my own location?
It is our desire to match each applicant with the most appropriate location. We are constantly seeking real estate that matches our business criteria, and when a site becomes available, franchisees will be offered the location primarily on a “first come first serve basis”, but also depending on their investment level and other factors. However, we encourage our franchisees to also seek their own real estate and submit it to us for approval.
What geographical areas are you offering franchises for?
Primarily the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding communities. However, if you're interested in another market, let's talk!
How long does it take for an application to be pre-approved?
Usually two weeks.
How long does the full process take?
It is our experience that from the time of application to the time the restaurant opens for business, it is a six to twelve month process. However, the time could vary significantly (less or more) depending on the availability of the real estate and other factors.
Will I be able to choose my own suppliers and/or products?
What is the average size of a Sunny Morning® restaurant?
Our restaurant model ranges between 2,200 and 2,600 square feet.
How much money do I need?
Depending on the size of the restaurant, between $175,000 and $250,000 in unencumbered cash or liquidity. The rest of the investment to be financed through a Canada Small Business Finance Loan (CSBFL) upon approval from the bank.
Can I purchase multiple Sunny Morning® locations?
For now, only single unit franchises are being offered. We will consider granting additional restaurants following the franchisee’s first year of successful operation, ensuring that the restaurant has met all operations standards, an accomplished team in place and the franchisee is financially capable.
Fees & Financials
Let us know you’re interested! Complete the inquiry form below.
Compatibility review. We will discuss the requirements to be a franchisee, your background and investment needs, and will share our plans for growing the Sunny Morning concept.
Program review. We will discuss our business model and how we will support your investment.
Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) review. We will provide you with our FDD for your full review.
Final approval and franchise agreement execution.
Royalties (on gross revenues)
Estimated Unencumbered Cash Investment
$175k - $250k
(Leaseholds & Equipment)
$350k - $425k
We have an established relationship with a major financial institution. Talk to us for more information. All figures subject to change.