Own your own business and make a difference in your community

Looking for a way to become a business owner yet still have quality time with your family? The Lunch Lady, Canada’s largest and most reliable school lunch provider, gives you the unique opportunity to be your own boss, work around your personal schedule and make a difference in your community – offering support and tools along the way to ensure the success of your business.

What Makes Our Franchise Different?

  • A flexible work schedule
  • Lower cost compared to other franchises
  • Work with food AND kids
  • Meaningful work for the community
  • Opportunities to grow by offering service to camps, child and elder care centres
  • 100% Canadian owned and operated for over 25 years
  • FUN!!!

Steve Robinson – President, The Lunch Lady

Currently in 4 Provinces. See Our Current Opportunities

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The Lunch Lady Franchise

We award the right individual the opportunity to enjoy a flexible lifestyle and a meaningful career. There is an initial franchise fee of $25K, with an estimated start-up cost of $50K-$125K to set up a commercial kitchen for Lunch Lady operations. Best of all, no kitchen experience is needed! We will work with you to help build your first Lunch Lady kitchen including training, marketing, business planning and support by a strong and involved Head Office team.

Each kitchen is an independently owned business.  A Lunch Lady kitchen is:

  • Located in your community and services a cluster of schools
  • Run by a dedicated owner and staff who want to deliver the best possible program to each school and program they service
  • Required to meet the standards set by the Lunch Lady Group
  • A guaranteed nut-free, inspected facility
” I wanted to find something that I could feel good about and give back to the community.”  
Lunch Lady Nicole Franchise Owners

“With my passion being food and kids this made a perfect fit to join The Lunch Lady.” 

Lunch Lady ChantelleFranchise Owner

“It makes me very happy to be part of a brand that is focused on helping families and offering healthy choices when it comes to food.”

Lunch Lady XhandreFranchise Owner

“We treat every meal as if we are cooking for our own children.”

Lunch Guy AminFranchise Owner