There are few Canadian consumers who haven't experienced a Cara operation, which was founded in 1883 as the Canada Railway News Company. The company entered the franchising world in 1977, when it acquired Foodcorp Limited and full ownership of Swiss Chalet and Harvey's. The largest operator of full service restaurants in Canada, with 686 locations, owns Swiss Chalet, Harvey's, Milestone's Grill & Bar, Kelsey's and Montana's Cookhouse, as well as Canada's largest airline caterer.