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George Heos

Vice President Development | Cara Operations Limited

George Heos has been in the restaurant business for over 20 years in franchising, real estate, construction, strategic planning and finance. He started his career with Scott’s Restaurants in 1989 as a Real Estate Analyst and held several positions including Director of Development. Scott’s owned 400 restaurants including KFC, Manchu Wok, Wendy's and Tim Hortons.

In 1997 he joined Burger King Canada where he was responsible for franchising in Canada. During 1999 to 2003 he was Vice President, Development at Priszm Brandz which owned 770 KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell restaurants in Canada. He joined Boston Pizza International in 2004 as Vice President, Franchise Development and led the opening of over 80 restaurants in 5 years in Eastern Canada.

In 2009 he joined Cara Operations Limited as Vice President Development and is currently responsible for Franchising, Real Estate and Construction. Cara is a privately held, Canadian owned company founded by the Phelan family in 1883. Cara owns many of Canada’s favourite restaurant concepts including Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, Montana’s, Kelsey’s, Coza and Milestones. There are over 700 locations in Canada with over $1.5 billion in sales.