B.C. circuit-breaker relief grant open for applications

British Columbia is now accepting applications for the B.C. circuit-breaker relief grant for foodservice and hospitality businesses hurt by the recent COVID-19 restrictions. Eligible businesses include restaurants, pubs, bars, coffee shops, cafes, cafeterias, lounges, nightclubs, breweries, wineries, and tasting rooms. The grant is repurposing $50 million from the province’s $345 million Business Recovery Grant to […]

B.C. indoor dining banned amid rising COVID-19 cases

B.C. indoor dining has been temporarily banned by the British Columbia government as part of new COVID-19 restrictions designed to curb an alarming surge in cases. The ban on indoor dining at provincial restaurants, bars, and other foodservice establishments is expected to remain in place for the next three weeks, until April 19. Patio dining […]

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 […]

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 […]

Second Harvest partners with Loblaws to fight food waste in B.C.

Press Release Today, Loblaw Companies Limited and Second Harvest further solidified their commitment to tackle food waste in Canada with the expansion of FoodRescue.ca to British Columbia. Made possible by a donation of $415,000 from Loblaw to Second Harvest, this free online platform connects food businesses directly with social services and non-profit organizations who feed […]

Quesada Burritos & Tacos announces opening of 100th location with plans to double units by 2020

Growing consumer love of fresh, homemade Mexican-inspired food served quickly & franchise-first approach fuels national growth Press release Canadian owned and operated Quesada Burritos & Tacos is proud to announce the opening of its 100th location with plans to double units by 2020. The restaurant chain is part of a rapidly expanding category in Canada […]

RAMMP Hospitality celebrates grand opening of MR MIKES SteakhouseCasual in Vernon

National franchise opens 13th location in British Columbia Press release RAMMP Hospitality Brands Inc. (RAMMP) the parent company behind Canadian restaurant franchise MR MIKES SteakhouseCasual (MR MIKES), is proud to announce the opening of the franchise’s new location in Vernon, B.C. The restaurant will open its doors on March 6, 2018 and will be the […]

7-Eleven Canada to give consumers more nutrition information; Boosts the Informed Dining program by 600 locations

Press release 7-Eleven Canada is making it easier for customers to make informed purchasing choices. 7-Eleven is officially joining the B.C. government’s Informed Dining program, adding 600 participating locations across Canada.  7-Eleven customers will have in-store access to information on calories, sodium and 12 other core nutrients for prepared foods and beverages. “Being awarded the […]

Triple O’s celebrates 20th anniversary by giving back to their communities

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 […]

Johnny Rockets opens its doors in Vancouver, BC

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 […]