Alto-Shaam appoints new national service manager for Canada

Alto-Shaam, a global leader in the foodservice equipment industry, has appointed Andre Frenette as National Service Manager for Canada. In this newly created role, Frenette, a trained service technician, is tasked with managing and supporting all authorized service providers across Canada. He will also be the primary liaison between service providers in the region and […]

Two new grants available to Canadian restaurants

Eligible Canadian restaurants now have two further grants potentially available to help cope with the impacts of COVID-19. On March 4, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the launch of the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) to help Canadian small and medium-sized businesses. The program aims to assist these businesses, including restaurants, in growing their online […]

Ocean Wise Seafood Festival returns in February

More than 400 Canadian restaurants, grocery stores, and seafood suppliers will be serving up delicious offerings in the Ocean Wise Seafood Festival through the month of February. All month long, partners will serve up their best dishes and products in support of ocean conservation. Every festival item purchased will help in the fight against overfishing, […]

Uber Eats, Postmates follow DoorDash with tiered delivery pricing structures

Uber Eats and Postmates have followed the example of DoorDash by implementing their own tiered delivery pricing structures amid a continuing conversation over the validity and morality of delivery modes during the pandemic. The two delivery services this week announced new tiered delivery pricing that sees them offer 15 per cent, 25 per cent, and […]

Beer Canada calls for cut to draught beer duty to aid restaurants

Beer Canada is calling on the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance to implement targeted support measures to help save local restaurants as part of its 2022 pre-budget consultations. In particular, the organization is advocating for a 50-per-cent tax cut on draught beer sold to licensed bars and restaurants. “A 50-per-cent tax cut on […]

Restaurants plan to incentivize vaccinations

Restaurant operators are increasingly looking to incentivize vaccinations for their workers, according to a recent survey. Half (50 per cent) of operators plan to encourage and provide incentives for their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a survey from BlackBox Intelligence. Meanwhile, 39 per cent plan to encourage vaccinations but not to provide incentives […]

ORHMA on Impact of COVID-19 to SMEs in Hospitality Industry

On Tuesday August 18, 2020, Tony Elenis, President & CEO of the Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) spoke to the Standing Committee on Finance & Economic Affairs on the impact of COVID-19 to the small & medium-sized businesses of the hospitality industry. There is no doubt that the hospitality industry needs sector specific […]