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Have questions or 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.

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 Restaurant Business with Proven-Success

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)

350,000 – 450,000

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 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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