Franworks Group

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Franworks Group
Restaurant franchise
IndustryFood service
GenreEnglish pub
Founded1977 in Vancouver, British Columbia
HeadquartersCalgary, Alberta
Number of locations
99 (2016)
Areas served
United States
ProductsFood and drink
DivisionsOriginal Joe's
Elephant & Castle
State & Main

Franworks Group is a Calgary based company which franchises restaurant concepts.[1] As of 2016, the company has 99 restaurants operating under three banners in two countries.[2]

Elephant & Castle[edit]

Elephant and Castle Pub and Restaurant (also called "E&C") is an English pub concept[3] that combines British classics with North American favorites. It was founded in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1977. Franworks Group acquired the brand in 2012, thus joining it to an established roster of restaurants including Original Joe's and State & Main.[4] Elephant & Castle currently operates several establishments across Canada and the United States. It takes its name from the eponymous area in London.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Toneguzzi, Mario. "New deal will help Calgary-based restaurant group FranWorks speed up expansion". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2017-05-14.
  2. ^ "Cara and Original Joe's Franchise Group Inc. enter into partnership to reacquire Original Joe's trademarks and royalty rights from Diversified Royalty Corp". Cara Operations Limited. Retrieved 2017-05-14.
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  4. ^ "Franworks Group of Companies Takes Ownership of Elephant & Castle Pubs" (PDF).

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