Toronto – Ontario Craft Brewers is hosting a weeklong raft of events aimed at celebrating the art and business of independent craft breweries.
On Oct. 15 we will crown two Chefs of the Year! We’re giving top honours to two winners in their respective Traditional and Open divisions and, of course, taking both champs to Vegas to compete at Expo!
Ottawa – Ottawa restaurants, women’s advocates and unions this week launched a campaign to end sexual intimidation, harassment and assault in the city's restaurant industry. The campaign, dubbed "Order's Up," includes a website offering an anonymous reporting tool. The Ottawa Citizen reports. | READ MORE
Winnipeg – The great-nephew of Paul Faraci, who is credited with inventing Pizza Pops in Winnipeg in 1964, is hoping to bring the original recipe back by selling the handcrafted snack in the city where it all began. The Winnipeg Free Press/Canadian Press reports. | READ MORE
Manitoba – Manitoba restaurants are competing this week to see who can serve up the best pizza to customers. reports. | READ MORE
Edmonton – King of Donair, an institution of the Halifax donair scene, is continuing to expand its market with a brand new shop in Edmonton and 10 Western Canadian shops expected by the end of the year. | The Star Halifax reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – McDonald's Canada will aim to hire more than 1,000 new employees across Western Canada on its annual West Hiring Day on June.
Toronto – Millennials are driving Canada’s foodservice industry, according to Restaurants Canada’s latest foodservice trends report.
Philadelphia, PA – Starbucks Coffee's more than 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States are closed this afternoon to conduct racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination in its stores.
Napanee, Ont. – La Pizzeria in Napanee, Ont., home of singer Avril Lavigne’s favourite pizza, is up for sale, and owners Bill and Marina Kosmopoulos are getting ready to retire. The Kingston Whig-Standard reports. | READ MORE
Las Vegas, NV – Domino's Pizza crowned Canadian franchise owner Werner Lomker the 2018 World's Fastest Pizza Maker at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on May 15.
Toronto – Millennials are showing increasing interest in a traditional sector of the economy, as young Canadians buy into franchise brands and create new franchise concepts. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Canada’s top pizza industry event has a new venue. You are invited to network, take in business seminars, enjoy delicious pizza and compete for a free trip to Las Vegas at the Canadian Pizza Summit and Chef of the Year Competitions on Monday, Oct. 15.
St. John's, N.L. – After a brief closure, Olio Pizza in St. John's is open for business again with a new owner and a new menu. The Wester Star reports. | READ MORE
Quebec – The Quebec government is nixing a proposal by restaurant owners to have a tip-pooling clause added to the province’s labour code to address a considerable wage gap among their employees. Global News reports. | READ MORE

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