Ottawa – Sales in food services and drinking places rose 0.7 per cent to $6.1 billion in November, according to the most recent report from Statistics Canada. Sales were up in every province with the largest increases in Ontario, B.C. and Quebec.
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OpenTable on Friday updated its client agreement with restaurants to solidify control over the data collected as guests book reservations, sparking an outcry by rivals and restaurant operators who increasingly see such data as marketing gold. Nation's Restaurant News reports. | READ MORE
Canadian Pizza was at the International Pizza Expo March 5-7-22 in Las Vegas to collect tips and trends, meet operators who attended the show and cheer on our Canadian chefs in the heated competitions.
Toronto – Frank's Pizza House in Toronto has added a pizza of about 2.75 feet by 3.6 feet to its menu. It's Canada's largest pizza, according to an Instagram challenge. Narcity.com reports. | READ MORE
Kingston, Ont. – Score Pizza, based in Kingston, Ont., has launched a franchise program for its build-your-own pizzeria concept across Canada.
Toronto – This week's Restaurants Canada Show focused on sustainability, making technology work for your business and the restaurant of the future.
Plant-based alternatives and paper straws are now some of Canada’s hottest dining trends, while cannabis-infused products are leading the charge for what’s next, according to Restaurants Canada’s 2019 Chef Survey.
Toronto – A group of Toronto scientists will soon attempt to develop a less-expensive way to grow lab-made meat after securing a grant from an American non-profit aiming to boost advances in cultured protein. The Toronto Star/The Canadian Press reports. | READ MORE
Detroit, MI – Mike Ilitch, the Little Caesars founder and Detroit Tigers owner who died last Friday, had an impact on friends, on city residents and on the sports community. He also had an impact on the daily life of one of the most iconic figures from the civil rights movement. CNN reports. | READ MORE
Mississauga, Ont. – Boston Pizza's annual heart-shaped pizza fundraising campaign will see $1 from every pizza sold today go to support a local charity chosen by individual stores across Canada.
Amherst, N.S. – The owner of Bambino's Pizzeria in Amherst, N.S., is buying the town's 111-year-old railway station in a deal that will lead to the reopening of the station to train passengers. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Maria’s Original Pizza in Brantford, Ont., reopens 2 years after devastating fireBrantford, Ont. – The owners of Maria’s Pizza in Brantford,…
Pizza 73 launches plant-based pizza toppingsCalgary – Western pizza chain Pizza 73 is rolling out…
Plant-based alternatives won’t replace meat anytime soon, say expertsEdmonton – Despite the increasing popularity of plant-based protein alternatives…
Restaurant owners say Quebec needs more immigrants to fill jobsMontreal – Quebec's restaurant owners are issuing a cry for…
Foodora union vote ends today but fate could rest on if couriers are employeesToronto – Foodora couriers in Toronto will end voting later…
Montreal Pizza Fest
September 11-24, 2019
YYZ Pizza Week
September 20-29, 2019
Canadian Coffee and Tea Show
September 22-23, 2019
Toronto Franchise Show
October 5-6, 2019
Canadian Pizza Summit and Chef of the Year Competitions
October 21, 2019
Canadian Restaurant Leadership Summit
November 5, 2019