Toronto – More than 70 per cent of consumers dine out up to 10 times per month, but only half of those people receive offers to prompt return visits, says a new industry report from technology company Eagle Eye.
Canada – Tristin Hopper of the National Post explores the custom of tipping, and its controversies, at restaurants in Canada. | READ MORE
Ottawa – The federal government's plan to make Canada a "culinary destination" for foreign tourists is getting some criticism from restaurant owners, some of whom are unhappy with a new alcohol tax, struggling with shortages of uniquely Canadian foods that tend to be produced for export, and asking for looser immigration rules to bring in more foreign workers. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Chicago – Diners worldwide are concerned about wellness and healthy ageing, top-notch convenience, and the entire life cycle of what they eat and drink – including products' sustainability, according to a new report from research firm Mintel.
Ontario – Pizza Nova is keeping extra busy this month and beyond with several promotions in support of local Ontario charities.
Mississauga, Ont. – A Domino's Pizza franchise in Mississauga, Ont., must pay a former delivery driver $28,144.54 in lost wages and other benefits for violating several parts of the Employment Standards Act, Ontario's Ministry of Labour has ruled. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
We were recently asked by a loyal reader to include more “pizza love” in the magazine. So I am using this space to focus on the fun, creative side of pizza. (I’ll talk business next time.)
From helping at-risk youth find employment to karma boards, Diane Chiasson shares six creative ideas for feel-good marketing campaigns in your town, city or neighbourhood.
Montreal – Restaurateurs who want to use wood-burning ovens won't able to open up shop in Montreal's Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Vancouver – For the sixth year, Famoso Italian Pizzeria + Bar will sell its Campania Tomato Sauce at all 30 restaurants located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario, in partnership with non-profit Mealshare. For every jar of Campania sauce purchased, meals will be provided to Canadian youth in need right in the community in which the sauce was sold through to Dec. 31, 2018.
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Chef of the Year competitors announcedToronto – The Canadian Pizza Chef of the Year competition…
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