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  • Tim Hortons Camp Day builds brighter futures one coffee at a time

    May 24, 2017
    On May 31st, 100 per cent of coffee sales and proceeds from limited edition bracelet purchases will help provide Canadian youth with a transformative camp experience. Press release On May 31st, 100 per cent of proceeds from hot coffee sales at participating Tim Hortons Restaurants across Canada and the U.S. will help send thousands of youth from low-income families ...
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  • Food delivery service helps customers easily identify halal restaurants this Ramadan

    May 24, 2017
    Select foodora restaurant partners to deliver ‘Break Your Fast’ packs with every order placed at dusk Press release Canadian Muslims will observe Ramadan beginning Saturday, May 27 through to Monday, June 26, and on-demand food delivery service foodora will help customers identify halal food options by adding a halal symbol to select restaurant partners on its website and app. Throughout Ramadan, foodora will ...
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  • WFF partners with IFMA on new recognition for leading women in manufacturing

    May 23, 2017
    Press release The WFF has announced a partnership with the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) and their upcoming 63nd Gold & Silver Plate Awards event on Saturday, May 20 at Revel Fulton Market at 6:30pm. The annual IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards enables the industry to honor the nation’s top foodservice operator talent. As part of the partnership, WFF has created ...
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  • UberEATS launches in Calgary

    May 17, 2017
    Uber’s new stand-alone app allows Calgarians to order food from their favorite local restaurants Press release The Uber Western Canada team has launched UberEATS, a new food delivery service – with more than 70 restaurants partners – for which Calgarians let us know they are craving. UberEATS is an on-demand food delivery app that helps bring Calgarians the ...
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  • New restaurant design style with OpenAire’s retractable roof featured at Boston Pizza

    May 17, 2017
    New Boston Pizza location in downtown Toronto will bring new life to a historic Yonge Street building with a vibrant 1,345-square-foot retractable skylight created by OpenAire Press release The bustling Yonge-Dundas neighborhood, a hub of tourism and entertainment in the heart of Downtown Toronto will soon be home to a vibrant and inviting new Boston Pizza restaurant ...
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  • McDonald’s Canada fosters appetite for reading with new Happy Meal books program

    May 16, 2017
    New initiative allows families to choose a book or toy with every Happy Meal purchase McDonald’s Canada is turning a page on its Happy Meal offerings with their new book program which allows families to choose a book or a toy with their Happy Meal purchase. In partnership with award-winning Kids Can Press, the largest Canadian-owned ...
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  • Top foodservice operators recognized at 2017 Foodservice Summit

    May 15, 2017
    Press release On May 9 at its annual Foodservice Summit in Toronto The NPD Group, a global information company, recognized five top operators in the foodservice space. The NPD Consumer Choice Awards were presented to operators with notable increases across five respective categories, including: Fast, Efficient Service, Food Quality, Good Value, Overall Experience, and Healthy Options. The ...
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  • Results from Pizza Nova’s That’s Amore Pizza for Kids are in!

    May 12, 2017
    Pizza Nova’s single day sale raises over $100K for kids in need Press release Pizza Nova’s 18th annual That’s Amore Pizza for Kids day that took place on Tuesday May 9th, 2017 raised $105,007 for Variety Village Children’s Charity. On Tuesday May 9th, over 130 Pizza Nova locations served medium pepperoni pizzas for only $4.39, and $1 from every pizza sold was donated to Variety Village. Yesterday, May 10th, Pizza Nova president Domenic Primucci presented Variety ...
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  • OpenTable announces the 50 Best Restaurants for Brunch in Canada in honour of Mother’s Day

    May 10, 2017
    Restaurants spanning six provinces across Canada recognized as best brunch destinations, according to OpenTable diner reviews Press release Just in time to help Canadians decide where to dine out this Mother’s Day, OpenTable has announced the 50 Best Restaurants for Brunch in Canada. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 480,000 restaurant reviews submitted by ...
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  • LeftOvers Calgary partners with Uber to alleviate hunger

    May 8, 2017
    Press release LeftOvers Calgary has announced a partnership with Uber Calgary that will increase their current delivery capabilities with the donation of 40 free rides per month. “With an increased demand for food drop offs, this generous partnership with Uber opens the door for volunteers that don’t own a vehicle or want to do a quick volunteer ...
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  • Team Canada prepares to shine at international butchery skills competition

    May 8, 2017
    Press release With knives sharpened, chef coat pressed and apron tied, Abe Van Melle prepares to make Canada proud in a competition celebrating the lost art of butchery. Van Melle, Technical Manager for the Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence (CBCE) and a team of talented chef instructors from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) will ...
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  • New gluten-free standards for the foodservice, hospitality sector available

    May 8, 2017
    Press release The Canadian Celiac Association, Fondation québécoise de la maladie coeliaque, and Gluten-Free Food Program Inc. have joined forces to create and promote the new industry standard for the celiac community. The Gluten-Free Food Program Inc. (GFFPI) is pleased to announce the launch of its GF-Smart, GF-Verified and GF-Dedicated programs for the food service and hospitality industry. The Gluten ...
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  • MTY enters into an agreement to acquire the assets of The Works

    May 8, 2017
    Press release MTY Food Group Inc. has announced that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro (www.worksburger.com) for an estimated consideration of $8.0 million. The Works’ network currently has 27 restaurants in operation, 4 of which are corporately-owned.  All restaurants are located in Ontario.  In the ...
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  • Making a difference together: Canadians give back on McHappy Day 2017

    May 8, 2017
    More than $5.6 million raised on McHappy Day 2017 to support families of sick children across Canada and local children’s charities Press release On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, McDonald’s Canada celebrated 40 years of giving through McHappy Day 2017! That means, 40 years of spreading hope and love to Canadian families across the country. Including funds raised from Wednesday’s McHappy Day event, McDonald’s Canada and its franchisees ...
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  • Discover Ontario’s diverse culinary scene at the Culinary Ontario Festival

    May 4, 2017
    Free festival admission this Victoria Day weekend for Ontario’s 150th anniversary Press release As part of Ontario’s 150th anniversary festivities, Ontario Place welcomes guests to enjoy the Culinary Ontario festival. Taking place Victoria Day weekend from Friday, May 19 to Monday, May 22, the free admission event will offer a gourmet celebration highlighting Ontario’s diverse culinary culture amidst a variety of activities, entertainment and locally sourced ...
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