Toronto – Two people are dead and another dozen injured after a lone gunman walked along Toronto’s busy Danforth Avenue on Sunday night, randomly shooting pedestrians before opening fire on crowded restaurants. The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Centralized kitchens, or virtual kitchens, that rely on third-party delivery services have recently started seeping into the Canadian market. The National Post reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Come with us and take a speedy video tour of Faema Canada’s showroom on Dupont Street in Toronto, where the Canadian Pizza Summit and Chef of the Year Competitions will take place on Oct. 15. A century ago, the modern renovated facility was turning out Ford Model Ts – soon it will be turning out delicious pizza!
Vaughan, Ont. – Pizza Fest in Vaughan, Ont., played host to 20 pizzerias and a dozen beer and beverage tents July 13-15.
Toronto – Are restaurant staffing apps such as Staffy and Hyre a convenient way for workers pick up the occasional extra shift or for employers to fill sudden gaps. Or do they keep workers from earning a living wage? In a Globe and Mail feature, restaurateurs and labour experts debate the pros and cons of using these platforms. | READ MORE
Edmonton – Pizza 73 recently opened a new headquarters in Edmonton that will house the company's distribution centre, customer service, call centre and administrative teams.
Toronto – McDonald's Canada announced it will be the first company in Canada to serve Canadian beef from certified sustainable farms and ranches, beginning with its Angus lineup.
Columbia, MO – The cleanliness of restaurant employees is as important to public perceptions of food safety as a clean environment and hygienic food preparation, but many restaurants do not measure up to customers' standards, suggests a new study.
Ottawa – In a break for Canadian mustard seed farmers, mustard was dropped from the proposed list of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods just before they took effect on July 1. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Louisville, KY – John Schnatter, the founder and public face of Papa John's pizza, resigned as the company's chairman hours after he apologized for using the N-word on a conference call in May. CNN Money reports. | READ MORE
Chicago – The number of plant-based ingredients and products, along with meat substitutes, on the market is growing due to worldwide interest in clean eating, says trend researcher Innova Market Insights.
Rome – A Russian physicist living in Rome has analyzed pizza-making and concluded that wood ovens are superior to electric ones because they give the perfect balance of well-cooked base and browned toppings. His findings are published through Cornell University. Cosmos reports. | READ MORE
Canada – Almost half of Canadians (41 per cent) spend more money in the summer than other seasons, with 21 per cent of that money going to dinners out and entertainment, according to a recent survey from RetailMeNot.
Toronto – The Halal Food Fest Toronto will host more than 200 halal restaurants, bakeries, manufacturers, specialty stores and artisan vendors July 14-15 at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ont.
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Calgary Franchise Show
February 9-10, 2019
Toronto Franchise Show
February 23-24, 2019
Restaurants Canada Show
February 24-26, 2019
International Pizza Expo
March 4-7, 2019
Edmonton Franchise Show
March 23-24, 2019
Bakery Showcase Montreal
May 5-6, 2019