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  • New study questions cost, feasibility of City of Vancouver’s energy plan

    September 19, 2017
    Press release Resource Works, with support from the BC Restaurant and Food Services Association, has released a study evaluating the City of Vancouver’s prescriptive energy plan and raising concerns about affordability implications for residents, civic institutions and businesses. DOWNLOAD THE REPORT HERE Taken together, the Renewable City Strategy, the Zero Emissions Building Plan and the Green Buildings Policy for Rezonings ...
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  • Grabb moves to B2B space as foodora takes on its Toronto network

    September 19, 2017
    With Canada’s competitive food ordering landscape rapidly expanding, a strategic consolidation is made Press release Grabb Mobile Inc., the first order-ahead mobile app in Toronto, has announced a partnership with foodora as part of its shift to the business-to-business (B2B) space. Grabb has experienced significant growth developing custom order-ahead software for leading Canadian companies. To continue its rapid ...
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  • New Becel with Avocado Oil launches with pop-up restaurant

    September 14, 2017
    Toronto consumers invited to Graffiti Alley for exclusive dining experience with famed chef Matt Dean Pettit Press release Avocados are one of the biggest food trends, but despite their popularity, a recent survey commissioned by Becel showed that one in two Canadians don’t know how to incorporate avocados into their meals and recipes. Addressing these barriers, Becel is ...
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  • Foodee raises $10M to bring the city’s best food to your office

    September 14, 2017
    Press release Foodee, a leading corporate meal delivery service enabling companies to order from top local restaurants, has secured the second tranche of a $10M Series A financing led by BDC Capital. Other participating investors include Kensington Capital Partners via the BC Tech Fund, Yaletown Ventures, Structure Capital, and Voyager Capital. Having successfully expanded into 10 cities across North America, ...
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  • You’ve got to try the duck at Duck-Fest 2017

    September 14, 2017
    Press release On Sunday, September 24th from noon until 4 p.m., duck lovers from York Region and the GTA will descend on the main farm of King Cole Ducks Ltd. for the 3rd Annual Duck-Fest. Twenty food  stations featuring local chefs will provide free samples of all-things-duck to an estimated 2500 consumers. Participants for this year’s event ...
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  • OpenTable research reveals what Canadian diners want from technology

    September 13, 2017
    Exploring Canadian diner sentiment toward technology use before, during and after the meal Press release OpenTable has released the results of its latest Technology and Dining Out research survey*, which explores Canadian diner sentiment toward the use of technology before, during and after the dining experience. “Restaurants are embracing new technology to improve the front and back of ...
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  • Millennials are most responsible when it comes to drinking and driving: study

    September 13, 2017
    Higher percentage of Millennials serving as designated drivers while an aversion to social media shaming has a positive impact on Millennials choosing to drink less Press release Canadian Millennials between the ages of 18 and 34 are the country’s most responsible age group when it comes to drinking and driving, according to a recent study commissioned by ...
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  • Triple O’s celebrates 20th anniversary by giving back to their communities

    September 12, 2017
    Press release Way back in 1997, when Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky scored his 50th career hat trick, White Spot launched its popular Triple O’s brand of premium quick-service restaurants, at the corner of Robson and Thurlow in Vancouver. Triple O’s is celebrating its 20th anniversary of delicious, award-winning burgers, fresh-cut local fries and hand-scooped milkshakes with 20 Days of Giving in support of its long-time ...
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  • Canada 150 brings east and west together with Canada Beef

    September 11, 2017
    Press release In honour of the country’s 150th birthday, Canada Beef and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts have joined forces to celebrate how Canada’s cultural diversity has influenced the evolution of our cuisine. Last week, Canada Beef and Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York highlighted the Asian influence in Canadian cuisine featuring the Royal York’s Executive Chef Robert Mills and ...
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  • Tim Hortons’ annual Smile Cookie fundraiser returns

    September 11, 2017
    The full $1 from every Smile Cookie sale supports over 500 Canadian charities from coast to coast Press release Starting now and running until September 17th, Tim Hortons is sharing smiles with Canadians from coast to coast with the return of the annual Smile Cookie fundraiser. For one week, Guests can purchase a delicious Tim Hortons chocolate ...
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  • The first Landing Group restaurant with an OpenAire retractable roof in downtown Toronto

    September 8, 2017
    New Kellys Landing restaurant unveils a custom 1,300-square-foot OpenAire retractable roof, located at the corner of Front Street West and University Avenue Press release A new Toronto restaurant is offering diners an inviting, sunlit place to enjoy great food, thanks to a beautiful retractable roof design by OpenAire. OpenAire has finished building and installing a customized single-slope ...
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  • Johnny Rockets opens its doors in Vancouver, BC

    September 8, 2017
    Press release JR Canada Restaurant Group Ltd., the master developer for the Johnny Rockets brand across Canada, is pleased to announce the opening of its third Canadian location. With two locations already doing well in Victoria, BC, Johnny Rockets third location is for those in Vancouver. Located on 755 Nelson Street the restaurant will be serving its classic hamburgers, ...
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  • Enter the Minor’s Flavour Expedition recipe contest for a chance to win a food safari to a top U.S. culinary destination

    September 8, 2017
    Press release Minor’s, a proud supporter of professional chefs, challenges foodservice operators to enter the 2017 Flavour Expedition recipe contest for a chance to win a trip to one of six top U.S. culinary destinations for a structured food tour of the winner’s selected city.  The contest submission ends on Sept. 29, 2017. To enter, operators must ...
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  • Le Germain Hotel Toronto introduces restyled Victor Restaurant and more

    September 7, 2017
    Completely revamped space and menu, complemented with a new chic bar and café now welcome locals and travellers Press release Nestled in Le Germain Hotel, Toronto’s original boutique-hotel in the heart of SoKi (South of King), Victor Restaurant has emerged from an extensive makeover. The new concept serves approachable classics while a new cafe and bar complement the offer, in a ...
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  • Second Cup announces roll-out of Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt program

    September 7, 2017
    Press release The Second Cup Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has signed a category exclusive licensing agreement with Pinkberry Canada Inc. (PCI) and will begin rolling out the Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt program in Second Cup cafés across the country starting this month.  Pinkberry was launched as a market test in four Second Cup locations ...
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