Punjab Canteen

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    the beginning

    how it all began

    Punjab Canteen opened its doors in 2015 on De Liege Street in Montreal and served great Indian homemade food. Niraj Gautam, who was an international student at the time, always visited the place and always thought it reminds him of the taste of home. In 2020, after his graduation, Niraj and sister Diksha along with fellow student and friend Dinesh Sharma decided to buy the Punjab Canteen restaurant. They made some twists to the existing menu, developed new recipes, and renovated the store. In 2021, Eswar Kosuri joined the team, they further developed the concept and went on to open another location on Queen Mary.

    The new Punjab Canteen restaurant saw great success from day 1 and each location was serving on average 500 customers per day.

    To give back to the community, the management now employs over 50 International students along with local citizens and has embarked on a plan to expand the Punjab Canteen experience and offer franchise opportunities to local entrepreneurs and newcomers looking for a business opportunity all through the franchising model.

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    concept and vision

    The Punjab Canteen concept is the rich and flavourful Indian cuisine in a QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) setting. Authentic home-made fresh Indian food served fast and casually. You don’t need to go to a high-end Indian restaurant to enjoy the great taste of Indian food, Punjab Canteen offers a wide variety of freshly prepared Indian food served quickly at an affordable price.

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    prospect in the marketplace

    Punjab Canteen’s success at both corporate locations is due to the great food we serve and the customer satisfaction. Today, this, and the learning curve we went through in developing our menu recipes, packaging, branding and service techniques, has led us to believe that if a Punjab Canteen location opens in a mid-range location anywhere in Montreal or anywhere in Canada and provides the same customer experience we’re providing, this location will succeed! The business prospect is big as there are many areas where Punjab Canteen can open and be successful!

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    business oppostunities

    To Own a proven restaurant business

    To Grow with a growing franchise brand

    To Invest in a concept growing in popularity

    To Join a well-established franchise company with big goals

    To Be one of the first franchisees in the system which provides big benefits

    To Choose from a wide available area for location development

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    estimated initial investment for a single unit



    (1500 to 2,000 Sqft)

    $400,000 – $675,000

    Construction, Equipment, Décor,
    Signage, POS, Working Capital

    Franchise Fee


    Training, Trademark, Tradename and
    System use and Pre-Opening Assistance

    Royalty Fee


    Post-Opening Ongoing Support and Guidance

    Advertising Fee


    Post-Opening National Advertising Fund

    Small Business loans “SBL” are available with most banks, applicants must invest 30% of the total cost to qualify for a SBL along with guaranteeing 25% of the loan amount.

    additional benefits


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    A comprehensive operational & management training for up to 3 persons

    Assistance in choosing and leasing a location

    Assistance in construction

    Guidance and support in the pre-launch of the business

    Assistance in establishing a strong online presence

    On-site support during opening

    Continuous guidance and support post-opening

    On-going research & development to ensure business growth and sustainability

    Introduction of new and innovative products

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    To qualify as Punjab Canteen Franchisee, applicants should possess the following

    Restaurant Experience

    Business Management skills & Experience

    Willingness to be hands-on in the running of the day-to-day business

    Passion for customer service and product quality

    Ability to work independently but within the Punjab Canteen franchise system

    Adequate financial requirements

    additional benefits

    steps to owning your punjab canteen


    Complete Franchise


    Sign a Confidentiality


    Review Franchise




    Open for


    Meet with
    Franchise Director


    Sign an Application for a
    Franchise and pay deposit


    Sign Franchise




    Complete Franchise Application


    Meet with Franchise Director


    Sign a Confidentiality Agreement


    Sign an Application for a Franchise and pay deposit


    Review Franchise Agreement


    Sign Franchise Agreement


    Undergo Training


    Lease Location


    Open for Business

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    Unlock Your Entrepreneurial Dreams – for more information on our franchise program, contact us!

      Have questions or special requests? Our team is always here to assist you. Feel free to reach out to us through our contact information, and we’ll ensure your experience at Punjab Canteen exceeds expectations.

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