Putting a Freeze on Rising Kitchen Costs

Sponsored by Reuven International The pressure is on the foodservice industry to deliver higher volumes and faster service — all without sacrificing product quality and customer satisfaction. It’s a delicate balance, to be sure, and one made even more precarious by rising fixed costs, shrinking margins and the need to outperform the competition. “The foodservice […]

Nando’s invites Canadians to participate in the #NandosDash on March 25th

Get ready to Dash and Dine for free PERi-PERi chicken at Nando’s Canada Press release Canada – lace up your running shoes and get ready to race to your closest Nando’s for the second annual #NandosDash! This year’s #NandosDash is on Sunday, March 25th between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Guests will get to enjoy a free flame-grilled ¼ chicken […]

A&W commits funding to University of Saskatchewan research on broiler chicken barn lighting

Press release A&W Canada has announced that it will support the University of Saskatchewan to expand an important research project that will examine lighting enhancements and related health and welfare outcomes for broiler chickens. The project’s broader research focus is to determine lighting effects on the mobility, behavior and physiological welfare of poultry by measuring the impact of […]

A&W commits to higher animal welfare standards for its chicken

Press release A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. (A&W), a leader in animal welfare in Canada, has committed to the adoption of even higher animal welfare standards for farm-raised broiler chickens. These changes are based on the company’s philosophy of continuous improvement and ongoing evaluation of the humane treatment of animals. A&W works with farmers, industry […]

KFC schools customers, Colonel Sanders style with KFC Cooking School

Press release Brand announces world-first KFC Cooking School KFC Canada is opening its doors and letting customers behind the counter with the world’s first KFC Cooking School. On Sunday, March 12, 2017 class is in session as students have the chance to attend one hour classes at locations in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto where they’ll learn how to cook KFC’s finger lickin’ […]

Mina Halal Foodservice launches newest production innovation and website

Press release Mina Halal Foodservice announces the launch of their fully cooked, gluten free Chicken Shawarma dark meat strips made with authentic Middle Eastern seasoning. With over 25 products in its portfolio, Mina Halal products are being served in cafeterias and restaurants across the country.  All products are made with hand slaughtered, Canadian Farm Raised […]

Pizza Nova grows Raised Without Antibiotics roster with Chicken Wings

Press release Pizza Nova is the first Canadian pizza company to introduce Chicken Wings sourced from chicken raised without antibiotics (RWA). The company offers two varieties of bone-in chicken wings: Traditional, and Roasted Italian featuring a unique rub of herbs and spices. In May 2015, Pizza Nova introduced RWA pepperoni, and made a commitment to […]

Popeyes announces Western Canada expansion with new locations coming to Alberta

Press release Brand continues Canadian expansion by bringing Louisiana flavors to the West Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. will expand into Western Canada with Franchisees opening locations across Edmonton and Calgary by the end of 2017. The South meets the West as more Canadians will have access to the brand’s Louisiana-inspired fried chicken and seafood. Starting this November, the first Edmonton location will open in the Tamarack […]

Swiss Chalet and Lay’s form a clever marketing team

By Shelby Morrison If you are Canadian, it is likely that you know what Swiss Chalet’s Chalet sauce is. Just the words alone can get your taste buds excited. Swiss Chalet is known by many for its chicken, but is perhaps even more well-known for its iconic dipping sauce. If you’ve been to Swiss Chalet, […]

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 […]