B.C. wholesale alcohol pricing measure made permanent

British Columbia has announced that B.C. wholesale alcohol pricing will become a permanent measure, allowing restaurants, bars, and tourism operators to buy liquor at lower prices. A temporary change to allow for B.C. wholesale alcohol pricing was enacted in June 2020 in a bid to help revive a struggling industry that has been hit devastatingly […]

Canadian restaurant sales suffer worst year on record

Another official indication of just how badly the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Canadian foodservice and restaurant sales has emerged. A Statistics Canada report released last week shows that restaurants and bars across Canada reported their worst year for sales on record. The recent data from Statistics Canada shows that sales at eating and drinking establishments […]

ORHMA urges changes to Ontario’s COVID-19 response

The Ontario Restaurant, Hotel, and Motel Association (ORHMA) has written to the province to make two recommendations for how Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework could be amended to lessen the impact on the foodservice and hospitality industries. Noting that the government will rely on its framework as certain areas reopen for business after the winter shutdown, […]

SkipTheDishes receives backlash for B.C. surcharge

Delivery platform SkipTheDishes has courted controversy in British Columbia by introducing a new B.C. surcharge on orders in response to the province’s temporary cap on third-party delivery services’ fees. The temporary 15-per-cent cap on the fees that delivery services can charge restaurants went into effect on December 22 in what the provincial government described as […]

ORHMA launches Call to Action for reduction in Ontario alcohol pricing

ORHMA The Ontario Restaurant, Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) is urging the province to cut Ontario beverage alcohol pricing to support the province’s foodservice and hospitality establishments. Back in the summer of 2020, British Columbia announced it would allow restaurants to purchase liquor at wholesale prices. That move has been credited with reducing alcohol costs by up to 25 per […]

Alberta restaurants can reopen indoor dining starting Feb. 8

By Tom Nightingale Alberta restaurants will be able to offer dine-in service again starting Monday, Feb. 8 as part of the province’s plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions. From today, establishments can seat up to six people at each table as long as they are from the same household. People who live alone can go to […]

Chef Stephan Schulz nominated for Taste Award

The Mississauga, Ont. chef is a finalist in the “Best Instructional Web Series” category for his YouTube channel Mississauga resident Chef Stephan Schulz has been nominated for a Taste Award in the “Best Instructional Web Series” category. Chef Schulz is nominated for his YouTube channel, which provides free “How To” recipe guides for visitors to […]