Below are some commonly asked questions about the Mary Brown’s opportunity. If you have a question not covered here, please call 1-866-640-3339 or by email at franchising@marybrowns.com.

Does Mary Brown’s offer financing?

We do offer assistance with financing options and can connect you to expert financial advisors/planners.
Contact 1-866-640-3339 or by email at franchising@marybrowns.com for more information.

Do you assist with location selection?

Mary Brown’s real estate specialists offer assistance with location selection, including analysis of traffic flow, parking availability and permits.

How much does it cost to open a Mary Brown’s store?

Mary Brown’s is a turnkey opportunity, starting at $550,000 (excluding taxes).
For more information, review What You Need.

Is Mary Brown’s a member of the CFA (Canadian Franchise Association)?

Mary Brown’s has been an award-winning member of the CFA for over 35 years and is an 8-time consecutive winner of the CFA Franchisees’ Choice award – one of only a very small number of franchises that can make that claim! We are also a Food Service and Hospitality Magazine’s top 100 honouree.

What makes Mary Brown’s a unique opportunity?


  1. 1 Menu. From our Made Fresh from Scratch Chicken and hand-cut Taters to our Big Mary® Sandwich (possibly Canada’s best chicken sandwich!), Mary Brown’s food is delicious and crave-able, bringing Guests back time and again. Our Chicken is prepared fresh daily-in store using our own proprietary cooking method.
  2. 2 100% Canadian. Started in Newfoundland & Labrador in 1969, Mary Brown’s is proudly Canadian. We are committed to local farmers, Canadian suppliers and the Canadian communities where our stores are located.
  3. 3 Hospitality. We remain true to the genuine hospitality Newfoundlanders are famous for. Our Guests are treated like family.

Do I have to use Mary Brown’s suppliers?

Yes, our suppliers are carefully selected to ensure optimal quality, competitive pricing and reliable service. Most importantly, using the same suppliers ensures consistent product and service across the country – building and strengthening the Mary Brown’s brand.

What differentiates Mary Brown’s from other quick serve franchises?

No one can replicate Mary Brown’s plump, juicy Chicken. First, we use our own specially manufactured cookers that make perfect chicken every time. Our unique batter and breading, along with our special marinade, provide a consistent, great taste. Our Chicken is fresh Canada Grade A and our Taters are made with farm fresh Canadian potatoes – hand cut daily in store. We’re dedicated to a memorable and welcoming experience for all our Guests.

When you combine all of these great factors, it’s no wonder people choose Mary Brown’s. The only missing ingredient is you!