About Cora Breakfast and Lunch restaurant franchises
A family business
Cora Tsouflidou, Founder
Our founder, Madame Cora, started her business in 1987, at 40 years of age. She bought a small snack bar on the Island of Montreal (Quebec). Thanks to her creativity, her passion for food and a rare devotion to pleasing her guests, she created a totally new concept of breakfast specialties. Her unique and amazing dishes generated immediate lineups every day. In 1994, Cora and her children operated 9 restaurants in the Greater Montreal area. The “Queen of breakfast” then decided to franchise her already well-established chain. By 2019, 128 Cora Breakfast and Lunch restaurants were in operation, serving millions of happy guests annually across the country.
In 2008, Madame Cora made her youngest son President. Thanks to her devoted children and very competent key people who joined the family as the number of franchises grew, the Cora Breakfast and Lunch chain doubled its size rapidly and would celebrate the opening of the 100th restaurant in 2009. Madame Cora remains active as Chief Creative Officer, overseeing marketing, menus and brand identity. A published author, she is also a great public speaker and a graduate of Laval University’s College of Corporate Directors. Madame Cora is certainly the best ambassador for our sunny brand.
Nicholas Tsouflidis, President
Appointed President in 2008, Nicholas Tsouflidis has been involved in the family business since its inception. He has held every position possible at a Cora restaurant. His vast experience in the daily operations of corporate management provides him with the skills and expertise necessary to lead the Cora brand. With a strategic mind for business and a firm commitment to guest satisfaction, Nicholas has a clear vision for the ongoing growth and development of the Cora franchise network across Canada and beyond.