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Orlando, FL – Research from Aaron Allen & Associates restaurant consultants suggests Domino's and Little Caesar's are leading sales in the Only Delivery and Takeaway and Pizza Hut shares the top sales spot with Applebees in the full-service category.
Canada – Over the past year, the federal government has been putting in place healthy-eating policies, in a bid to curb sugar, saturated fat and other problematic nutrients. It's now turning its attention to salt, including salt on restaurant menus. The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Pizza Pizza has committed to raising $2 million for the SickKids Foundation's new SickKids VS Limits campaign.
Vancouver – Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria will sell its signature Campania tomato sauce this holiday season to provide food for youth in need through a charity called Mealshare.
Nov. 13, 2017, Toronto – Reservations for parties of one have grown nationally by 85 per cent since 2015, says an analysis by online restaurant reservations service OpenTable.
Dublin, OH – Wendy’s will bring its delivery service, via third-party carrier DoorDash, to 48 markets and 2,500 stores by the end of the year. The Columbus Dispatch reports. | READ MORE
Vaughan, Ont. – Cara Operations, which franchises and operates restaurant chains Swiss Chalet, Harvey's, St-Hubert, Milestones, East Side Mario's and others, will focus on renovation, menu changes, the guest experience and e-commerce after seeing modest same-restaurant sales.The company reports total system sales grew over 2016 by $184.6 million or 36.9 per cent in its third quarter and by $604.0 million or 43.1 per cent year to date. Same-restaurant sales was positive 0.9 per cent and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization as a percentage of total system sales was within its long-term target range of seven to eight per cent at seven per cent for the quarter, said Bill Gregson, Cara's Chief Executive Officer, in a news release.
Toronto – The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario will host educational and tasting events, open to all, around the theme of pizza from Nov. 14-17 in Toronto.
Toronto –  A report card by Restaurants Canada rates each province on its liquor policies for bars and restaurants, and calls on the federal government to take action in on excise tax and interprovincial trade.
Corner Brook, N.L. – It looks like a controversy at a Newfoundland pizzeria regarding a 20-year-old mural will have a happy ending, thanks to a St. John's company that has agreed to install a replica of the painting free of charge. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Washington, DC – Chains like Blaze Pizza, MOD Pizza, and Pizza Studio are gaining a foothold in the U.S. by offering almost entirely customizable personal pizzas at fast-casual speeds and prices. A chain called &pizza has funding to expand into Boston and New York. Business Insider reports. | READ MORE
Calabogie, Ont. – A restaurant in Calabogie, Ont., has had its liquor licence suspended as Ontario Provincial Police investigate a car crash that killed two teens and seriously injured two others last week. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Restaurants Canada told a committee on Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, that the proposed legislation could put more than 17,000 food-service jobs at risk.
Laval, Que. – Salamina is celebrating 40 years in business in the Canadian restaurant industry. The Laval, Que.-based company, which supplies meat toppings, is focused on steady growth and the manufacture of quality products.
Clarenville, N.L. – Donnini's Pizza in Clarenville, N.L., staged a campaign urging the public to paint one fingernail blue to represent the average of one-in-five St. John's girls who will be physically or sexually abused before their 18th birthday. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
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