Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge - a unique restaurant franchise opportunity - exciting and rewarding; Redefining the Cafe Experience™

Join our Award-Winning Restaurant Franchise Team

Awarded Canadian FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR for both 2017 and 2018 by the Canadian Franchise Association, Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge is an unique and exciting food concept: an upscale, licensed, full service restaurant chain with a menu which caters to a variety of dining categories (breakfast, brunch, burgers and much more) and includes decadent desserts, specialty coffees and signature cocktails. From early mornings to late nights, Symposium offers both indoor dining and beautifully designed patios for outdoor enjoyment.

Franchise Awards 2020 Special
Franchise choice 2011-2019
CFA Award Excellence
CFA Grand Prize 2017
CFA Award Excellence
CFA Award Excellence
CFA Award Excellence
CFA Grand Prize 2017

Since 1996, Symposium Restaurants have been “Redefining the Cafe Experience” ™ by responding and adapting to consumer dining trends: setting high standards in guest focussed service and providing quality and value for the optimum dining experience.

Our competitive advantage begins with a foundation of successful restaurant franchises, which, along with the corporate infrastructure and support, solid operational systems and enduring supplier partnerships, make the Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge a successful and rewarding restaurant franchise opportunity with continued growth through the Ontario marketplace in both franchise and corporate stores.

Why a Symposium Franchise?
  • Grand Prize Winner – 2017 & 2018! “Best Traditional Franchise” awarded by the Canadian Franchise Association
  • Franchisees’ Choice Award Winner 2011-2018 – 8 Consecutive Years Awarded by the Canadian Franchise Associaiton
  • Leader in expanding “upscale casual” dining with annual “Best of” Awards including: Best Breakfast, Best Patio, Best Atmosphere, Best Server…
Franchise Facts
  • Restaurant Brand established in 1996
  • Number of Franchise
    Locations: 29
  • Sales Range of existing Franchise locations $1,100,000 to $2,100,000
Franchising Investment Details

Purchase of a new Turn Key Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge location ranges from $665-$730K – dependent on location

Current Opportunities

We're expanding & have numerous franchise opportunities in Ontario. With 5-7 openings in the coming year, and repeated growth over the next 3 years, you can be part of our exciting company plan.


The Symposium Cafe attracts a casual dining clientele, that appreciates a well designed restaurant, and good quality food.

Contact us

Our corporate office is located in North York to serve you. Please book your appointment at
1-416-449-3611 or email [email protected]