2021 Ontario Budget introduces new business grants

On March 24, 2021, the 2021 provincial Ontario Budget was released, and it includes a number of measures pertinent to Ontario’s foodservice and hospitality industries. Notably, the Ontario budget announced the extension of an existing support grant for small businesses, as well as a new financial support specifically for tourism and hospitality. Ontario Small Business […]

Restaurant & Bar Support Fund officially launches in Ontario

The Fund aims to raise $5 million to help a minimum of 1,000 food and beverage establishments across the province in 2021 The Ontario Restaurant and Bar Support Fund has officially launched with the aim of offering financial support to the province’s struggling foodservice operations. The Fund is a registered not-for-profit organization intent on saving […]

DoorDash’s COVID-19 Restaurant Relief Grants Canadian winners announced

Winners can use the COVID-19 Restaurant Relief Grants to help offset operating costs amid the ongoing pandemic. DoorDash has announced the Canadian winners of its COVID-19 Restaurant Relief Grants program through the company’s five-year, US$200 million Main Street Strong Pledge. The grants come as part of DoorDash providing C$1,125,000 to help eligible restaurants in Montreal, Toronto, […]

Finding success through flexible financing

Calgary’s Blowers & Grafton has thrived during the pandemic thanks to painstaking planning and Merchant Growth’s solutions By Tom Nightingale Foodservice and hospitality is often a fine-margin business even at the best of times. There’s so much to juggle financially, from day-to-day product and operational expenses to salaries, from rent and insurance to health and […]

DoorDash announces over $1M in COVID-19 relief grants for Canadian restaurants

Delivery service DoorDash has launched a new initiative to help Canadian restaurants that are navigating uncertainties during COVID-19. The delivery company has announced it will be providing $1,125,000 CAD in local grants that can be used by struggling restaurants in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver to offset costs as they continue to recover from the COVID-19 […]

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 […]