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Jotwani promoted to international marketing manager
March 31, 2009, Mississauga - RATIONAL, the creator of the SelfCooking Center, promoted Vinod Jotwani from U.S. marketing manager to international marketing manager for the U.S. and Canada.
Minimum wage increase puts jobs at risk
March 31, 2009, Toronto – Today’s nine per cent increase in the minimum wage will cost Ontario’s restaurant industry more than $250 million a year.
Growth slows for big chains
March 30, 2009, Chicago, IL - The rate of restaurant industry growth slowed in 2008, as the largest of chains faced a slowdown in consumer spending as well as increased cost pressures, according to new data from Technomic Inc.
Pizza vending machine has chefs in a spin
March 29, 2009, Rome - A vending machine that bakes fresh pizza in minutes for a few euros has got Italian chefs in a whirl before it hits the streets in the coming weeks.
Food tax fairness missing from Ontario budget
March 27, 2009, Toronto – Yesterday’s budget showed that the Ontario government is committed to making the transition to a single sales tax as painful as possible for the province’s foodservice industry and its customers.
Pizza Pizza trading slices for old phones
March 27, 2009, Toronto - April is Earth Month, and in celebration of the occasion, Pizza Pizza is inviting customers to bring their old cell phone to their local restaurant for a free slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza throughout the month.
Federation of small business reaction to Ontario budget
March 27, 2009, Toronto - In their 2009 budget, the Ontario government continues to send mixed messages to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
Restaurant industry seeks food tax fairness
March 26, 2009, Toronto – The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) is urging the federal and provincial governments to fix the flaws in the GST before any agreement on a harmonized sales tax is finalized.
Yum buys into hot-pot chain
March 26, 2009, Louisville, KY - Yum! Brands Inc., operators of Pizza Hut, said it would pay $63 million to purchase a 20 per cent stake in Little Sheep Group Ltd., a China-based operator of 375 hot-pot restaurants.
Red tape delays safe-meat inspectors
March 25, 2009, Toronto - Canada's food safety watchdog has quietly delayed a critical part of its new listeria monitoring program, according to an internal memo obtained by the Star and the CBC.