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Cara Operations

Cara Operations
Company nameCara Operations Limited
Company typePrivately held company
IndustryBranded restaurants and airline services
Founder(s)Phelan family
HeadquartersVaughan, Ontario
Key peopleDon Robinson, President & CEO; M. Bernard Syron, Chairman
DivisionsSwiss Chalet, Kelsey's, Harvey's, Milestone's Bar & Grill, Montana's Cookhouse, Coza tuscan grill

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Cara Operations Limited is a Canadian company that provides catering services to airlines and operates several restaurant chains including: Harvey's, Swiss Chalet, Kelsey's, Milestones and Montana's. Its headquarters are in Vaughan, Ontario. It was previously headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario. The company moved to its new HQ in Nov 2008 in Vaughan, Ontario across from Vaughan Mill Shopping Mall.

In 2002, sales for the whole company were C$1.9 billion. 88% of the business comes from the restaurant services with the remaining 12% deriving from airline catering.

The name Cara was derived from the first two letters of each of the words "Canada Railway"; it is also an Irish word meaning "friend".

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