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Prince Edward Island – Restaurants and bars on Prince Edward Island are off to a better start in 2017, but they are still not keeping pace with increased sales across Canada, a fact that may reflect a change in how people spend their money while on vacation. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Louisville, KY – Papa John’s U.S. Facebook page now features a prominent “Start Order” button that allows the pizza chain's fans to seamlessly order pizzas, desserts and sides while receiving 25 per cent off regular menu prices by entering the promo code FBIX.
Toronto – Ninety-five per cent of restaurateurs in Ontario believe raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour – a 32 per cent hike in just 18 months – would hurt restaurant employees, according to a recent Restaurants Canada survey.
Canning, N.S. – A small, family-owned business in Nova Scotia – Crystany’s Brasserie – has become the first in Canada to offer a completely gluten-free menu to its patrons. The Chronicle-Herald reports. | READ MORE
Plano, TX – Pizza Hut will hire 14,000 more drivers in the U.S. by the end of 2017 in a bid to make deliveries faster for customers. It also will introduce a delivery algorithm and online mapping to make the process more efficient. Fortune reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – The federal Competition Bureau is calling on municipalities to rethink their rules around food trucks in a bid to encourage the popular choice for many Canadians looking for a quick meal. The agency said Tuesday that flexible regulations could mean more choices, competition, jobs, new customers and improved street vitality. Global News/Canadian Press report. | READ MORE
Mississauga – American spice company McCormick & Co. is buying the company that owns mustard and ketchup maker French's for $4.2 billion US. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Halifax – Instead of dealing with the headache of summer road work, the owner of a Halifax pizza shop has decided instead to shut down for the rest of the season. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Alberta – Pizza 73 has opened three new locations in Alberta, two of them firsts for their towns, said the Western Canada chain in a news release.
Toronto – The Hospital for Sick Children gave Topper’s Pizza executives a tour to thank them for their help in raising more than $200,000 for the hospital over a joint six-year campaign.
Halifax – Some restaurants in Halifax are looking to cut back on waste by taking straws and plastic stir sticks off the menu. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Consumer Reports offers food safety tips on handling flour in the wake of Canada's e. coli outbreak. | READ MORE
Pasadena, CA – After opening its 200th location in four years, the speedy build-your-own pizza concept Blaze Pizza is being touted by Technomic as the fastest-growing restaurant chain ever. Forbes reports. | READ MORE
Mississauga, Ont. – In case you were wondering why you should enter the Canadian Pizza magazine's Chef of the Year competitions, here are the definitive Top 10 reasons you need to bring it on Oct. 17.
Winnipeg – A Little Caesar's employee's dance moves are attracting wider attention, after a driver captured a video of him working and posted it to Facebook. That video garnered more than 114,000 views and more than 2,000 shares in just five days. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
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