SkipTheDishes commits over $15-million to help Canadians during COVID-19 crisis

Press Release SkipTheDishes, Canada’s largest and most popular food delivery service, is hungry to help Canadians through these challenging times brought on by COVID-19. The delivery service app is giving an additional estimated $10-million back to communities and restaurant partners through a variety of meaningful commitments. At the start of the crisis, SkipTheDishes launched a […]

Restaurant Story: New Dundee Emporium

169 Front St., New Dundee, Ont.519-696-2059, thenewdundeeemporium.com After 17 years in business, the New Dundee Emporium is something of a staple in its close-knit Ontario town, doubling as a full-service restaurant offering lunch, afternoon tea, and high tea and women’s fashion boutique.  But when the province announced the temporary closure of all non-essential business, including […]

Restaurant Story: Barra Fion Tapas & Barrel

1505 Guelph line #10a, Burlington, Ont.905-319-3466, barrafion.ca Award-winning restaurant Barra Fion Tapas & Barrel, like many restaurants, faced some difficult choices when Ontario announced the temporary shutdown of non-essential services, including restaurant dining rooms. Focused mainly on globally-inspired small plates and Spanish tapas, the restaurant’s menu wasn’t particularly conducive to takeout and delivery. But that […]

How restaurant operators are pivoting due to COVID-19

By Renee Lee Wege and Dave Jenkins, courtesy of Datassential There’s no sugarcoating it: The current COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world, in countless ways, both from a business standpoint as well as personally. From social distancing to stricter shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders, everything that was once normal – happy hours, having a nice […]

A glimmer of hope: How one Winnipeg bistro is surviving COVID-19

By Sara Burnside Menuck Danny Van Lancker and Jill Flynn had a singular vision when they opened Rae’s Bistro in Winnipeg, 19 months ago: To achieve that elusive trifecta of exceptional service to guests, exceptional treatment of staff, including health benefits, all while serving the best food humanly possible. Taking what they knew of the […]