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Brantford, Ont. – Owners Gino and Bobbie-Sue Risi are working hard to reopen Maria’s Pizza and Spaghetti House in Brantford, Ont., nearly two years after the iconic restaurant was destroyed by fire. The Brantford Expositor reports. | READ MORE
New York – Little Caesars is testing out the Impossible Supreme pizza – topped with a meatless sausage made by Impossible Foods — in Florida, New Mexico and Washington state. CNN Business reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Restaurant Brands International Inc. plans to grow from some 26,000 Burger King, Tim Hortons and Popeyes restaurants to more than 40,000 restaurants worldwide over the next decade. 
Charlottetown – The owners of a marina in Charlottetown are creating a floating food court, building on the success of their floating restaurant. The new tenants will include Nimrods which will serve pizza and pasta, Zak's Burgers and Shakes as well as The Chip Shack. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Janet Zuccarini, owner and CEO of Gusto 54 Restaurant Group, will receive the Businesswoman of the Year Award from the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario.
Nanoose Bay, B.C. – An entrepreneurial couple is questioning a notice from B.C.'s Agricultural Land Commission that says restaurants aren't allowed on agricultural land unless they are connected to a brewery or winery. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Hollywood, CA – First-time restaurant owner and former film financier Francesco Zimone has bought the rights to open North American locations for Naples’ famous L’antica Pizzeria da Michele, and has opened the first in Hollywood. Variety/Yahoo Entertainment reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Canadians look to online reviews first when choosing a restaurant, says a new Google survey by Little Dragon Media.
Etobicoke, Ont. – A recently announced provincial government review of the Ontario Food Terminal has some farmers and grocers concerned about potential changes at the 65-year-old facility. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Parma, Italy – Thomas Schneider, owner/operator of Timmy Tom’s Pizzeria in Winnipeg, recently brought home the "Best Pizza Maker in Canada" award in the Classica division from the World Pizza Championships in Parma, Italy.
Victoria – British Columbia Employment Standards Act amendments introduced this week will make it illegal for employers to take any of their workers’ tips, except when they are doing the exact same job as the staff.
Ann Arbor, MI – Domino's Pizza is piloting a test of GPS driver tracking in 27 corporate-owned stores throughout Phoenix, Ariz., and plans to expand the program later this spring.
Los Angeles – Beyond Meat Inc., a maker of vegan chicken and beef substitutes, is seeking to raise as much as $184 million US in its initial public offering.
Parma, Italy – U.K. pizzeria Purezza won an award in the classic category for its beer-infused “The Promised Land” pie during this year’s event in Italy. VegNews reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – This October, the Canadian Pizza Summit adds a new event to its lineup – the Mystery Ingredient Challenge!

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