Cultures® Restaurants is a leader in the sandwich and salad quick-service industry in Canada. With over 25 locations across Canada and internationally, we have been serving light and delicious foods to healthy conscious customers for over 30 years.

As part of the MTY Group, Cultures belongs to a network of over 7,000 locations worldwide. MTY Group is a master in quick-service franchising and is among the foremost quick-service companies in Canada. MTY’s core strength lies in brand development, purchasing power, site selection, operational excellence and co-branding synergies. Its multi-banner strategy has allowed it to become a leader in its class.


Becoming a Cultures Franchisee is more than just business – it’s being part of a lifestyle, a health revolution. You will be joining a network containing other passionate entrepreneurs who have also committed themselves to a health revolution.

Our motto “Choices that will LOVE you Back!” is about putting our customers’ well-being first. Our brand name and our reputation are well known across Canada as being the premier destination for a delicious and healthy meal. We are committed to building the Cultures brand and we do it one store at a time, one franchisee at a time.

No matter the level of experience in running your own business, the Cultures team will be with you every step of the way. All you need is a positive attitude, a determination for success and an entrepreneurial spirit.


Cultures restaurants is built on the five (5) “S”- Sandwiches, Salads, Smoothies, Soups and Snacks! The health food market has many players; however the Cultures brand has been strong and has outlasted so many competitors. Our competitive edge comes from the following key aspects:

  • Cutting Edge Recipes

  • Balanced Number of Choices

  • Something for every day part – breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack

  • Strong Catering Program

  • Sophisticated and Trendy


All of our recipes have undergone rigorous nutritional testing and are prepared with our customers in mind- low in fat and wholesome in taste.

Our menu items include:

  • Sandwiches – delicious and healthy wraps, paninis, and gourmet sandwiches

  • Salads – 12-15 varieties of freshly-made salads

  • Cultures Bowls – a variety of toppings served on top of warm brown rice

  • Soups & Hot Entrees – warm hearty meals, including our very popular quiches

  • Smoothies & Smoothie Bowls – healthy frozen yogurt or almond milk treats blended with fresh fruits

  • Baked goods – homemade muffins, scones, croissants and other morning pastries

  • Coffee – freshly-brewed, high quality coffee and various flavours

  • Catering program

  • Snacks


Site selection
The size of a typical Cultures food court location is approximately 400-500 square feet while a street front location is around 1,200-1,600 square feet.

To ensure the Cultures brand is up to our high system standards and consistent throughout every single location, all franchisees are trained to operate their stores as per the Cultures Operations Guidelines and Recipes.

Every Cultures franchisee must go through a 2-week training period with our operations team prior to the store opening. During this period, our operations team will go through all the recipes and provide theoretical and hands-on training. This training along with pre-opening onsite training and post opening onsite training by our experienced operations team will prepare the new Cultures franchisee to open and operate their new store. Our operations team is on site for all pre-opening and opening activities. Post-opening support is provided on an ongoing basis.

Marketing support
The Cultures marketing team will utilize your marketing fund dollars towards national marketing activities, such as maximizing the brand exposure across all markets. This will also contribute towards the research and development of new products, market research and the development of tools and resources to be utilized by the stores to promote their businesses locally and to build their clientele.


We are looking for dedicated and motivated individuals who are eager to promote healthy eating to join our Cultures family! As part of the MTY Group, becoming a Cultures franchise owner means you will benefit from the following:

  • Purchasing power from our volume discounts

  • Site selection expertise from our experienced real estate team

  • Marketing and advertising power as part of a large franchise system

  • Training and support from our highly-skilled operations team

  • Continuous guidance and support from franchisor pre- and post-opening

The estimated initial investment to construct a Cultures restaurant varies on the type and size of the location. A detailed cost breakdown is listed in our disclosure documents and will be made available at the time that you are ready to take the next step of owning a Cultures restaurant.

If you are interested in pursuing a Cultures franchise opportunity, please complete the Franchise Pre-Application Form.