Everything we do begins with our mission:
to spread positivity and deliver happiness one smile at a time.

2008 / Fast Casual – Café and Fresh, Healthy Foods

Dine-in, Carry-out, Online Ordering, Catering / Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

1,500 – 2,000 sq. ft. / on average 8am to 10pm daily

Our Story

Calii Love founder Dan Gunam, tired of the toxic work environments in many restaurants, knew the industry could do better. He built his fresh food concept on the idea of love and positivity, not only for the customer, but the employees, community, and the Earth, too. Calii Love opened in 2016 and began spreading positivity through a chef and nutritionist driven menu. The food is designed to be nutritious and delicious. It is a fast food concept that is tasty and healthy for body and soul.

Fresh, healthy, organic, and sustainable restaurants are the biggest trend sweeping the globe. As health conscious younger generations reject fast food, Calii Love is the perfect franchise concept to capture their attention. This segment is exploding with new brands entering the competition, but Calii Love is differentiated from the pack with their wide variety of smoothie, acai, breakfast, and poke bowls, salads, café items, juices, and smoothies.

Inspired by Californian sun and Hawaiian breezes, Calii Love offers a space apart from work and home. It’s a place to unwind, recharge. It’s more than a fast casual restaurant, more than a coffee shop. It’s a wellness hub. For everyone.

Respect for the quality of ingredients, the places they come from, and the people coming to eat them is a core tenant of the Calii Love philosophy. Calii Love works with their partners to mindfully source ingredients in a sustainable way that respects our planet.

Because after all, the Earth deserves some love, too.

Dan Gunam of Calii Love

Dan Gunam
Founder, CEO
Calii Love

Franchise Advantage

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A chef & nutritionist driven menu ensures the healthy food tastes incredible with the unique ingredients & tastes consumers desire

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Trend-setting fast casual concept is a perfect fit for prime real estate & flexible conversion options from 1,500 to 2,000 sq ft

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The unique in-demand artistic design encourages customer driven social media posts of both the selfie-ready artwork & beautifully arranged meals

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Long lines of loyal fans daily & strong brand support of local community organizations, departments, & large companies

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Economical franchise investment supports franchisees with all the resources necessary to continually succeed & grow

The Numbers

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Multiple Storefronts


Full deposit 1-3 units (or 1-5 for 10+ units), 50% deposit each additional unit

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6% of Gross Sales

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2% of Gross Sales

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1% of Gross Sales

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$369,000 to $540,500

Target Franchisee

Calii Love is looking for qualified investors who share the same passion for serving customers our highest quality unique, fresh, organic, sustainable food across Canada. The prospective franchisee should have multi-unit food service operator experience, be hands-on in the operations of their restaurants and adhere to Calii Love’s organizational structure requirements and brand guidelines.

Franchise Requirements

Operational experience in the restaurant business is a plus, but not required assuming a professional General Manager will be part of your team. The prospective franchisee must meet the minimum requirements below to be consider for a Calii Love franchise.

  • $1MM net worth*
  • $500K liquid capital available for investment*
  • Ready to begin development within the next 3-6 months
  • Ready to develop a minimum 5-unit territory in a major U.S. area

*Investment partners may contribute to this requirement

Franchise Support

Calii Love is committed to quality and consistency at every location and has developed systems which make duplication of our famous recipes and flavors easy for franchisees. We use best in class product partners to guarantee efficient distribution to all restaurants. To ensure impeccable operations at every Calii Love, we provide our franchisees with the resources and support necessary to succeed.

Support provided to franchisees includes:

  • Real Estate / site selection
  • Store build-out, construction
  • Training systems
  • Operational support
  • Recipe & menu development
  • Marketing & brand building
  • Vendor & equipment selection
  • Business consulting
  • Pre-opening, grand opening support

The Market


  • Toronto, King St West
  • Toronto, First Canadian Place
  • Toronto, Union Station
  • Toronto, Yorkville

  • Culver City, CA
  •  Toronto, Yonge-Eglinton

Quotable Quotes

“Great spot for healthy vegetarian food. The staff were very nice. I have a difficult name to remember but they addressed me by my name even when I was leaving to say goodbye. I love the choices to build your own combo. Also glad they don’t use plastic or styrofoam which is a deal breaker for me.”

Thalia C.
Restaurant Visitor, Toronto, Canada

“Great place for healthy food and breakfast! It’s a pretty place and very clean. Calories are listed so you can be healthier.  Also, GF option available. I would come back again. They have a really nice Decor and free WiFi. Definitely a bonus.”

Anindita D.
Restaurant Visitor, Manhattan, NY

“Perfect. Fresh, great range of flavours, huge portions! Please go and enjoy. I recommend the HOPEFUL bowl – it’s so good. I also recommend eating in – the atmosphere is comfortable, great photography books to glance through. No complaints.”

Kevan D.
Restaurant Visitor, Vancouver, Canada

“Your affordable health food and smoothie stop in Toronto is Union Station’s Calii Love.  Staff is super friendly and helpful and the nourishment is exactly that – and really good to boot!  I’ll be back daily.”

Keith M.
Restaurant Visitor, Seattle, WA

“My AMAZING poke bowl was tasty, nutritious & well curated. The price is worth the ingredient diversity, prompt service & environment. Seating perfect for solo or group visits. If you like cute, hipster aesthetics and are looking for a healthy meal, this place is for you.”

Yvonne C.
Restaurant Visitor, Toronto, Canada

“Cant say enough good things about this restaurant. We went in with high hopes and were not disappointed. The service was exemplary and the food was delicious, fresh, and deserves a 5/5 for value alone. The atmosphere was delightful and the coffee was so good we bought a bag for home. Thank you for a delicious experience!”

Katrina K.
Restaurant Visitor, Ottawa, Canada

Calii Love News


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Submit the Franchise Application
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Receive & review Franchise Disclosure Document with Franchise Development Director
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Schedule Discovery Day with Franchisor
(14 days)

Step 7

Execute letter of intent
(16 days)

Step 8

Become a Franchisee!
(30 days)

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