Cara Operations Limited completes acquisition of St-Hubert

Press release On March 31, 2016, Cara Operations Limited announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of Group St-Hubert, Quebec’s leading full-service restaurant operator as well as a fully-integrated food manufacturer for $537 million. Cara announced on Sept. 2 that it has successfully completed the St-Hubert acquisition. Jean-Pierre Léger, the outgoing Chairman and CEO of St-Hubert commented, “I’m […]

Ontario’s colleges and McDonald’s Canada ink business training agreement

Press release For the first time in Ontario, McDonald’s employees can now receive credits towards a college business diploma, thanks to a new agreement between Colleges Ontario and McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited. The agreement will create a province-wide partnership with McDonald’s Canada, a leading Canadian business, to establish a prior-learning recognition system. McDonald’s employees, who have […]

How to address the changing face of foodservice in Canada

By Geoff Wilson While I was in high school, my father, a high school principal, asked me: “What do you want to study in university?” I responded, “Chemistry or hospitality.” His quick, sage reply was, “Study hospitality. People will always have to eat.” He was right. Canada’s foodservice industry continues to grow, but like many […]

Seven rules to successfully open a restaurant

By Diane Chiasson Opening a new restaurant from scratch is a lot more complicated than you think.  My parents had a restaurant together and later on, my mother opened a small bakery. From my years of helping hundreds of operators successfully start, different types of foodservice operations, and for those who are thinking of opening […]