Q&A with Jeremiah Batucan: ‘There’s no place more social than a bar’

Interview by Gregory Furgala CRFN took a moment to chat with the Nightclub & Bar Show’s Jeremiah Batucan, who moderated the bar roundtable discussion at the 2019 Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show. Batucan shared his insight into the bar and nightclub scene, sharing details from the NC&B’s 2019 Bar and Beverage Report and offering his […]

Cineplex announces new location of The Rec Room coming soon to Newfoundland and Labrador

Company set to open its first Atlantic Canada location at Avalon Mall in St. John’s Press release Cineplex has announced plans to build a new location of The Rec Room at Avalon Mall in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.  The country’s newest hot-spot for ‘Eats and Entertainment,’ The Rec Room brings together incredible dining experiences with exciting live entertainment […]

How to prepare your restaurant or bar for sale

By Greg Kells When it comes to selling a foodservice business or bar, there are a number of questions that can arise. From maintaining confidentiality to deciding on the right time to sell, the process of selling your business can be daunting. Here are just some of the questions that you may have if you […]

New modern liquor laws come into effect in B.C.

Press release An updated Liquor Control and Licencing Act and regulation came into force on Jan. 23 that will create new opportunities for businesses, increase convenience for consumers and enhance the Province’s commitment to social responsibility. Legislative changes The Liquor Policy Review made 73 recommendations to update antiquated laws for British Columbians and reduce red tape. […]

The road less travelled: Brent Poulton, CEO, St. Louis Bar and Grill

By Sean Moon Most people would think that success in the foodservice industry can only be achieved through culinary education, related business experience or having a lifelong passion for food. Brent Poulton has come a long way towards proving them wrong. As CEO of Ontario-based St. Louis Bar and Grill restaurants, Poulton is the first […]

A new version of Bâton Rouge Steakhouse & Bar opens in Oakville, Ontario

Press release New modern and casual design Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc. is proud to announce that, on November 28, 2016, the newly renovated Bâton Rouge restaurant opened its doors at 2005 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, Ontario. The design and layout make for a modern, casual look that serves up the perfect balance of comfortable seating […]

Q&A: Carl Heinrich, Chef/Owner, Richmond Station, Toronto

Education: Stratford Chef School Graduate (2005) Career Path: Sooke Harbour House; Rundles; Daniel Boulud (New York City, Vancouver); Cowbell; Marben; Stages throughout New York City, France, and Monaco; Richmond Station Years as a Chef: 17 years; 6 years as Executive Chef What are your earliest memories of cooking? I have so many early memories of […]

Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville invites you to the table at their redesigned Matisse Restaurant & Bar

Press release Bon Appetite! Get a taste of the world’s most delectable culinary trends without leaving the city at the recently redesigned Matisse Restaurant & Bar and newly unveiled “Greatroom” at the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel. Globally inspired cuisine using fresh local ingredients and an artistic approach to food preparation is what Executive Chef Michael […]

Applebee’s Grill & Bar honours veterans and active duty with free meals on Remembrance Day

Press release Neighbourhood grill and bar encourages guests to say “thank you” with eighth annual “Neighbours Thanking Neighbours” campaign Applebee’s Grill & Bar is honoured to celebrate Remembrance Day by paying tribute and saying thanks to Canada’s veterans and active duty military personnel with a complimentary meal. * On Friday, November 11, the Neighbourhood Grill & Bar will once again […]

SCADDABUSH Italian Kitchen & Bar opens in Scarborough

Press release Restaurant expands Charity Bread partnerships with Bluffs Food Bank SCADDABUSH Italian Kitchen & Bar has opened in Scarborough, bringing its made-from-scratch menu to the community, including shareable plates so everyone around the table can enjoy a little bit of everything in a warm, eclectic atmosphere. With a name that literally means “a little […]