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May 7, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza to expand into Canada
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N.L.’s HST increase will hurt restaurant jobs: Restaurants Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador’s budget raises the HST to 15 per cent – the highest sales tax in the country. This unfairly penalizes the province’s job-rich restaurant industry, Restaurants Canada said in a news release. >> Read full article

Leadership gap looms

Only one in 10 employees aspire to be owner/managers, which may explain why one-third of global companies struggle to find senior leaders. >> Read full article

Sysco Canada to purchase Tannis Trading

Sysco Canada will acquire Tannis Trading, a foodservice distributor in Ottawa, and the distribution facility will remain in Ottawa, Sysco said in a news release. >> Read full article

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A Slice of the Pie: How to Build a Big Little Business

How does a suburban pizza joint end up profiled on national magazine covers and network TV news? (Hint: The secret is not in the sauce.)

When Nick Sarillo decided to open a family-friendly pizza restaurant in the suburbs of Chicago, people thought he was nuts. Having worked as a carpenter for much of his adult life, he lacked any formal experience in restaurants or in managing a small business. Everyone told him no one else would ever care about his place the way he did. They warned he’d have to work 20-hour-days and monitor every employee just to stay in business. >>Learn More

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Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza to expand into Canada

U.S. build-your-own pizza chain Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza has signed a franchise agreement with Five Star Blaze Holdings to develop Blaze Pizza restaurants in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Moretti Forni Pizza Forum

May 12-14, 2015
Location: Mississauga, ON >> More Info

Traditional Italian Pizza Course

May 23-24, 2015
Location: Toronto, ON >> More Info

Neapolitan Pizza Course

May 25, 2015
Location: Toronto, ON >> More Info

Bakery Congress 2015 | Congres de la boulangerie

May 31- June 1, 2015
Location: Palais des congrès de Montréal, Montreal, Que. >> More Info

The Canadian Pizza Show

Oct. 19, 2015
Location: The International Centre - Mississauga, ON >> More Info