In March 1963 Country Style responded to a large customer demand in Toronto by opening its first coffee shop. The concept was simple. We served fresh coffee in a tidy store with friendly service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Now with 45 years of experience and 500 locations across the country, Country Style is Canada’s second largest coffee franchise. We believe that our success lies in the high quality of our fresh ground coffee and baked goods which to this are still made on site. Our lunch offerings and friendly service make sitting down in one of our locations a distinct experience and we aim to make that a memorable one for every customer that walks through our doors.
Country Style is no longer open 24 hours a day, although the core of our business as a purveyor of delicious coffee has not changed. Our focus has shifted towards signature brand gourmet sandwiches and away from donuts. We even have a name and logo to reflect this change: Country Style Bistro Deli.
We have also toned down our lighting, softened our interior look, added comfortable seating, and even added fireplaces. This all makes the customer’s stay at our coffee franchise as enjoyable as possible.
Our new Bistro Deli menu features deli meats on a variety of fresh baked breads. Customers choose from a variety of soups, salads, muffins, and cookies all prepared fresh on site. All our soups, salads, and sandwiches are made to order and provide an experience that stands a cut above the rest.
We may have changed our menu, but our coffee is still the same. We still use the same blend of coffee beans we used in1963, but the one main difference is that we ground our beans fresh with every pot we brew. This sets a high standard of freshness and taste.
Our success is directly linked to the success of our franchisees, and we’ve known this from day one. We continue to provide our partners with the support they need to excel with their coffee franchise and reach our high quality standards.
Country Style is growing rapidly, so we need energetic and motivated franchisees to join our family. If you feel you have what it takes to become a Country Style coffee franchisee, we want to hear from you. Contact us today to learn more about our opportunities.
On May 1, 2009 the MTY Group, one of the fastest growing quick service companies in Canada, purchased Country Style. This opens us up to co-branding opportunities with many of its well-known brands like Thai Express, and TCBY.