Franchise OpportunityJoin The Family

When you own an OPA! restaurant, you’re part of one of Canada’s fastest growing restaurant chains, and you get all the support and experience that comes with it. Joining OPA! is like discovering the big Greek family you never knew you had, only this one keeps customers coming back for delicious food, made fast and fresh.

Meet Fatima & Klaus

Franchisees at SmartCentre Kenaston, Winnipeg

From staff members to franchisees, our people are the foundation of the OPA! story. People like Fatima and Klaus have made OPA! a household name in Winnipeg. With an uncompromising commitment to quality and service, Fatima and Klaus help bring smiles to happy customers everyday and are the heart of the OPA! experience

"The word OPA! is used in Greek culture to express JOY."

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About Opa!

When OPA! opened its first restaurant in 1998, the idea was simple: change the “fast food” experience by offering delicious, wholesome Mediterranean cuisine with outstanding customer service. By using high-quality ingredients to make classic Greek dishes, we brought something new to the world of quick-service restaurants.

Nearly 20 years later, OPA! has grown from a single restaurant in Calgary’s Market Mall to a national chain with over 90 locations across Canada. Today OPA! is one of the most highly recognized and widely loved restaurant brands in the country. As we continue to grow, OPA! franchisees deliver on our original promise of great Greek food—and an exceptional experience for our customers.

Franchise Opportunities

Map of Opportunities

Get in on the growth

With nearly 20 years in business and over 90 locations across Canada, OPA! is perfectly positioned for growth. Act now to take advantage of one of these amazing business opportunities.

We currently have high-potential franchise opportunities available in these key territories:

  • Vancouver, BC
  • Edmonton, AB
  • Lloydminister, AB
  • Camrose, AB
  • Calgary, AB
  • Halifax, NS
  • St John's, NL
  • Lethbridge, AB
  • Saskatoon, SK
  • Prince Albert, SK
  • Winnipeg, MB
  • Ottawa, ON
  • Saint John, NB
  • Toronto & Greater Toronto Area, ON

Our Food

OPA! is Canada’s undisputed leader in quick-service Mediterranean food. Our menu is packed full of original recipes that combine simple, high-quality ingredients in unexpectedly delicious ways. And we serve our dishes exactly how our customers want them — fast and fresh, with a variety of tasty options for sides and salads.

Signature Menu Items

Grilled Meat Skewers

Marinated and grilled souvlaki skewers of beef, pork, chicken, lamb, shrimp or gyro (pronounced “year-o,” gyro is a distinctly Greek mix of beef, lamb and spices).

Pita Wraps

Savoury souvlaki or gyro wrapped in warm pita bread, drizzled with our signature tzatziki sauce, and garnished with a choice of red onions, tomatoes, romaine lettuce. fresh jalapeno peppers and feta cheese.

Tzatziki Sauce

An irresistible Mediterranean staple, OPA!’s original tzatziki is a tangy, refreshing dip that blends garlic and cucumbers with a hint of lemon.

Sides

Signature sides for every palate, including pita wedges, roasted Greek potatoes, crispy OPA! fries, spanakopita, hummus and rice pilaf.

Salads

Two signature salads: Greek and Caesar, made fast and fresh with quality veggies and original OPA! dressings.

Baklava

Featuring flaky layers of pastry with a crunchy-sweet filling of honey, almond and walnut, baklava puts a perfectly sweet finish on any OPA! meal.

Why Choose Opa!

OPA! is the fastest-growing quick service Mediterranean franchise in the country and every location is set up for success. Here’s why:

Are you looking for a great business opportunity? Do have a passion for great food with an equal passion for customer service? If so, your future looks bright with OPA!

The Next Local Hotspot

OPA! franchisees are supported by our location experts, who carefully analyze population density, proximity to parking, visibility and pedestrian access to ensure your business is set up in the best possible location. We provide a turnkey operation that includes negotiating a favourable lease agreement on your behalf.

Store types

OPA! has two general store types that share one key feature: they’re in places where people gather. From food court locations in malls and airports to larger street front units in popular districts, OPA! capitalizes on busy areas where our fresh food is sure to stand out.

Food Court

400-500 square foot units located in:

  • Malls
  • Mixed-use and office buildings
  • Airports
  • Universities and colleges
  • Hospitals
  • Recreation centres, arenas and stadiums

Street Front

1,200-1,400 square foot unit that is typically located in:

  • Regional and community shopping centres
  • Big box centres
  • High profile street locations
  • Central business districts

Make it happen

Interested in owning your own OPA! franchise? Your roadmap to a bright future starts here. Here's how the process works:

We're In this Together

When you join the OPA! family, we provide world-class support before you even make your first skewer—and well beyond. Our franchise support system ensures that you’re set up for success.

OPA! is the proud recipient of the Franchisees’ Choice Designation, awarded to outstanding franchisors at the annual Canadian Franchise Association Awards. Under the program, franchisees are surveyed to evaluate the performance of franchisors. The results determine best-in-class franchisors. We work hard to build and maintain great relationships with our franchisees, and we’ve shifted our focus in recent years toward increasing existing restaurant sales and profitability, as opposed to growing via expansion. So while we’re not in this for awards, it’s nice to be recognized!

By The Numbers

Start Up Costs

OPA!’s initial franchise fee is $25,000 and total start-up investment can be as low as $275,000. Lenders generally require a minimum of $125,000 in liquid capital to qualify for bank financing. See below for estimates of your required investment:

Food Court Model

Initial Franchise Fee $25,000
Equipment $85,000-$140,000
Leaseholds $165,000-$210,000
Total Investment $275,000-$375,000
Plus food court capital contribution if applicable.

Street Front Model

Initial Franchise Fee $25,000
Equipment $105,000-$160,000
Leaseholds $240,000-$310,000
Total Investment $370,000-$495,000
Less tenant allowance if applicable.

Ongoing Investment

  • Royalty Fee

    6% of sales, paid monthly

  • Advertising Fund Contribution

    4% of sales, paid monthly

Bank Financing

OPA! has knowledge and experience with The Canadian Small Business Financing Program, developed by Industry Canada. It’s available through financial institutions in Canada. This program was developed specifically to fund small businesses and is ideal for franchises. OPA! will review with you in detail the bank financing process involved and help you prepare to meet with a bank.

Canadian Small Business Financing requirements:

  • equipment, leaseholds and fixtures used as collateral
  • maximum financing of $350,000
  • cannot exceed a 2:1 debt to equity ratio
  • can be amortized for typically a 7-year term
  • can be retired early without penalty
  • limited to a 25% personal guarantee of the original loan amount
  • 2% registration fee of the total loan amount, which can be financed

The amount of financing available is dependent upon the bank’s policies, the applicant's credit rating, net worth, relationship with the bank and other factors. But don’t worry—we’ll help you figure it out.

I Heart Opa!

Think Opa! Might be Right for you?

We’d love to chat.

Simply submit a completed OPA! franchise application for each business partner. Your franchise application is confidential and there’s no obligation if you change your mind.

Contact

Dave Jensen | Director of Development

1-866-672-3566

djensen@opasouvlaki.ca

OPA! Souvlaki Franchise Group
7235 Flint Road SE
Calgary AB T2H 1G2

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