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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Vancouver – Famoso Italian Pizzeria + Bar is celebrating Italian food and culture with an expanded menu of tapas, sandwiches, pastas and entreés at all locations across Canada and a boost to feed local youths in need.
Troy, OH – A Canadian operator has won Hobart's annual custom-designed mixer giveaway at the 2019 International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas.
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.
Laval, Que. – A pizzeria, Pizza Kelo, and a neighbouring corner store in eastern Laval, Que., suffered major damage after a fire. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
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. 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

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