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Joey’s Restaurants, the parent company of Joey’s Urban, opened its first restaurant in Calgary, AB in 1985. Joey’s Restaurants has grown to become Canada’s largest Seafood restaurant chain with over 70 locations across North America. With the addition of Joey’s Urban, Joey’s continues to dominate the Seafood restaurant industry.
Joey’s Urban is the only chain in Canada catering to the fast casual market. Providing the high quality of food, service and atmosphere you would expect in a full service casual restaurant but with the convenience of quick-fresh eats.
Joey’s first restaurant was opened by Joe Klassen (our namesake) and his wife Theresa. By 1992, there were ten Joey’s in operations throughout southern Alberta. In 1992, the Klassens started franchising the business with their new partner David Mossey. They worked tirelessly at building a brand and a concept that their Franchise Partners could be proud of and could duplicate efficiently.
Joe is a charismatic leader who works consistently with his development team to grow and expand the Joey’s Restaurant franchise business. With more than 25 years of experience, Joe continues to work hands-on in developing the Joey’s menu and overseeing the company’s operations and marketing. Joe also believes strongly in giving back to the community in which he has achieved success and is involved in many philanthropic endeavors reaching far beyond Joey’s.
Our operations, development and marketing teams have over 150 years of combined experience in their fields and strongly believe in building the foundations for success for our Franchise Partners. Our Franchise Partners are the reason for our existence. Our teams understand that our number one priority is our Partners’ success. We take the time to identify our partners’ needs, not ours. Listening is our key to creating powerful partnerships in business and community.
At Joey’s we embrace the philosophy that ‘charity begins at home’. We believe that through teamwork and partnerships, we can help our communities become better places to work, and play. That is why we actively participate in various charity initiatives in the communities in which we operate.
At Joey’s Urban, we believe in building a business through great foundations. our development team is with our partners right from the beginning, building the first relationship in our franchise family. Opening a new business is stressful and difficult, so our team works hand in hand on site selection, lease negotiation, and construction to help you feel comfortable at every step.