The Mezza Brand – “Story of Success”

Welcome to Mezza Lebanese Kitchen, the culinary creation of two brothers who live and breathe the exotic world of Lebanese cuisine. Mezza is owned and operated by Tony and Peter Nahas. Both have established themselves as entrepreneurs in the quick-service food industry by currently owning and operating several successful food service businesses in Nova Scotia. Tony, an expert chef and construction guru and Peter, a finance and marketing maven have built an incredible brand that shows no signs of slowing.

For over 25 years, their restaurants have provided a fast, healthy, and affordable middle-eastern experience for its customers. Mezza Lebanese Kitchen accommodates dine-in, take-out, delivery, late-night, corporate and party catering in a fast-casual environment.

There are currently 10 locations in Nova Scotia: in the Halifax Shopping Centre, Burnside Business Park, Downtown Halifax, Scotia Square, Clayton Park, Sydney, Upper Tantallon, Lower Sackville, Cole Harbour and the Dalhousie Student Union. Additionally, there is also one location in Dubai.

Mezza’s brand has become recognized as one of the largest and fastest growing Lebanese restaurant chains in Canada, with food, décor and an overall welcoming atmosphere that underlines their brand motto:

“Eat Like You’re Family”

WHY MEZZA?

First and foremost, we are a Canadian brand that supports Canadian farmers and producers. Our chicken is grain-fed, contains no steroids, hormones, or preservatives. Our chicken is marinated in house using our secret, generations-old family recipe transforming it into Our Signature! Chicken Shawarma and Chicken Souvlaki. We cook our irresistible Chicken Shawarma on a rotisserie and shave thinly sliced pieces of chicken and use immediately for our wraps, bowls, plates, and poutines. Our mouth-watering Chicken Souvlaki is cubed and skewered then cooked to perfection on a fire-grill.

Our Donairs are made of 100% ground beef from Prince Edward Island. They’re spiced using our perfected spice-blend maintaining their authenticity to their roots. We cook them on our rotisserie and the meat is thinly sliced and served hot with tomatoes, onions and sweet Donair sauce.

Mezza’s reputation has a lot to do with our focus- or obsession- with freshness. Our produce, when possible is sourced locally and our secret blend of spices are sourced directly from Lebanon to give us the most authentic taste.

It is with great pride that we support the local industries and make our own products that are loved by many.

MISSION & VISION

Mezza’s mission is to provide a system of high standards, superior customer service and effective cost controls in order to maximize franchise owner profitability. The importance of attention to detail cannot be overemphasized. It is a way of life.

AWARDS

To date, the Mezza Lebanese Restaurant Group has been awarded a series of awards and acknowledgements from several local food magazines and business groups:

Mezza Provides
Franchisees With The
Following…

Training

Volume Buying Power

Marketing & Advertising Support

Ongoing Support

Royalty Fee
6% of Gross Sales

Franchise Fee
$35,000

Marketing Fee
2% of Gross Sales

Family Focused Store Design

STREET-FRONT MODEL

Our street-front Model ranges from 1600-2500 sq. ft. with seating for upwards of 40-50 people. Our Storefront Models are suitable for downtown cores and commercial strip malls in suburban communities.

FOOD COURT MODEL

Our Food Court Model which ranges from 400-500 sq. ft. which are tailored for shopping malls, recreation centres, universities, hospitals, and airports.

Franchise Location Opportunities

Moncton, NB, Canada

Fredericton, NB, Canada

Saint John, NB, Canada

Truro, NS, Canada

New Minas, NS, Canada

Charlottetown, PE, Canada

Hear from our Franchisees!

THE EASY 7 STEP PROCESS TO OWNING YOUR OWN MEZZA

1. APPLY

Complete the application form and return to franchise@mezzarestaurant.com.

2. CONNECT

Once your application form is received, a member of the franchise team will reach out to discuss your application and chat about your options.

3. ACKNOWLEDGE

You will be sent the franchise non-disclosure document. Read, sign and submit within two weeks and pay the initial deposit.

4. DO YOUR HOMEWORK

You should visit the locations, enjoy delicious food and imagine what it would be like to join Mezza’s growing team. Do your due diligence and obtain legal and financial advice regarding the Mezza franchise.

5. MEET

Mezza will arrange an in-depth meeting to ensure this is a right fit for both parties. Come prepared with any and all questions. This is the time to get to know each other.

6. SEAL THE DEAL

Review and sign the franchise agreement and all supporting documents and pay the remainder of the franchisee fee, which begins the franchising process.

7. BUILD YOUR FUTURE

You’ll locate your ideal location and then Mezza will do a site visit to evaluate its potential. Once the site is secured and training is scheduled, construction begins and, upon completion of construction, your new restaurant opens for business!

Get started now with Step 1 by downloading our Mezza Franchise Application Form

TO CONTACT US
Email: franchise@mezzarestaurant.com

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