Caplanskys Deli Toronto

Caplansky's planning major expansion across Canada

Caplansky's Delicatessen already has a bricks-and-mortar shop on College Street, a popular food truck known as Thunderin' Thelma and a snack bar in Terminals 1 and 3 at Pearson International Airport.

Now, Zane Caplansky wants to take his namesake deli across the country, reports marketing trade publication Strategy today.

As Strategy writes, Caplansky is working to create "Canada's first fast casual deli franchise system" with locally based management consulting firm Jackman Reinvents. Caplansky also posted a photo to his personal Instagram, with the caption: "Going national. Whew!"

There are no firm details about possible locations yet, although Strategy notes that along with sit-down restaurants, these incoming Caplansky's franchises could pop up in places such as stadiums and on university campuses.

Before that though, Yorkville will become home to a Caplansky's franchise this May.

Photo by Natta Summerky.


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