Canadian Pizza Magazine

Ferry problems a concern for Newfoundland restaurateurs

By Canadian Pizza   


July 31, 2009, Nfld. – Restaurant owners in
Newfoundland are fed up with ongoing disruptions in ferry service that are
affecting deliveries of menu ingredients and putting a damper on tourism.

"The frequent delays in Marine
Atlantic ferry service are leading to lost sales and business uncertainty for
our members in Newfoundland," says Luc Erjavec, Vice president Atlantic
Canada for the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA).
"How can you plan a menu and serve your customers if you don't know when
or if your next shipment of fresh meat or produce is going to arrive?"

The most recent incident, a fire on the
Atlantic Vision, is the latest in a series of non-weather-related problems that
have plagued Marine Atlantic and frustrated restaurant operators.

"In addition to delivery delays and
product shortages, our members are concerned about the impact on the travel
plans of tourists, who make up a significant part of the restaurant business at
this time of year," says Erjavec.


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