Opening an International Restaurant in Canada
A restaurant chain from Kuwait turned to our Corporate team for help with their first Canadian branch.
We were approached by a Kuwaiti restaurant chain with branches in the Middle East which wanted to enter the Canadian market. The Firm had identified a potential location within Mississauga, and turned to us for assistance. The client wanted to take substantial space to use as their venue.
How we helped
Rise Law ensured that the pre-let agreement that was required met the client’s needs and provided them with sufficient security that they could plan appropriately. We helped them to ensure that they acquired all the necessary licences to run a restaurant in the Canada, checked through the construction warranties so that there were no unpleasant surprises, and went through the lease documentation so that it could provide them with the right terms to underpin this significant business development for them. Amongst other things, it was important to them that they had flexibility since both the location and the market were new to them and they might need to evolve their offering over time.
Our client successfully opened up in one of Canada’s largest cities. The terms on which we helped them to take the space are allowing them to negotiate effectively with the landlord as they develop their venue and their business continues to grow.