Celebrating August’s best food holidays

If you’re in the mood to celebrate, August offers some unique holidays your restaurant guests can enjoy! Celebrating food holidays gives your restaurant something to promote, a new way to get guests interested in your menu, and a fresh reason for customers to visit. Here are some of the food holidays you can celebrate at […]

St. Patrick’s Day menu ideas for your restaurant

By Mark Plumlee Everyone’s a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, which means that it’s the perfect time to create a specialty holiday menu inspired by the Emerald Isle! Irish beer and whiskey are a great start but don’t stop there. Be sure to add plenty of Irish and Irish-inspired dishes to round out your […]

Beer sales are declining as restaurants continue to struggle

As restaurants try to return to “business as usual” while battling labour shortages and supply chain delays, beer sales are on the decline. Total beer sales are down over seven per cent across Canada, dipping over eight per cent below pre-pandemic numbers. By province, beer sales have decreased by 12.6 per cent in Saskatchewan, 10.7 […]

5 food holidays to celebrate in May, from Mexican cuisine to seafood

By Megan Prevost May brings welcome thoughts of summer menus and warmer patio dining. For restaurant operators, it’s time to start thinking about all the different ways you can market and advertise your restaurant for the month. May is a month packed full of food holidays, with Mother’s Day, Victoria Day, Cinco de Mayo, and […]

5 food holidays to celebrate this April, from tea to eggs

By Megan Prevost The culinary calendar is never empty, that’s for sure. For pretty much every day of the year, there are corresponding food holidays that could be celebrated. Most of them are super niche, such as National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day on April 21, but plenty of them celebrate larger categories. Food holidays are more […]

Ontario cuts wholesale alcohol prices for restaurants

Starting January 1, Ontario has cut LCBO wholesale alcohol prices for bars and restaurants and is enabling curbside pickup of beer, wine, and cider from licensed grocery stores, as well as freezing the basic beer tax rate. A government announcement says the measure intends to support licensed bars, restaurants, and other businesses by saving them […]

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 […]

Legendary La Trappe Brewmaster Lodewijk Swinkels joins Brunswick Bierworks

Toronto brewery is toasting the arrival of one of the world’s leading Brewmasters Press release Brunswick Bierworks is toasting the arrival of one of the world’s leading brewmasters – La Trappe Brewmaster Lodewijk Swinkels is joining the Brunswick team as Brewmaster and Head of Operations. Swinkels comes from beer royalty. He is the seventh generation of […]