Flanagan Foodservice announces new roles for 2024

Flanagan Foodservice Inc. has announced that Dan Lafrance, currently president & CEO, is retiring effective March 2024.  Concurrent with this change, Bill Stafford is joining the company on January 15, 2024 and will succeed Mr. Lafrance as president & chief executive officer of the company. Mr. Lafrance joined Flanagan Foodservice in 2019 as the first […]

Strathroy’s The Duke on Sydenham celebrates 15 years of success

The Duke on Sydenham first opened its doors in 2008 in Strathroy, with about 100 seats and a modest staff. But in their first three years, their reputation grew – along with their clientele – and they moved to their current home in Shops in Sydenham. “We really put our blood, sweat, and tears into […]

Ignite Group continues to grow with an innovative approach to foodservice

Often when we think about innovation in the foodservice industry, we imagine kitchen technology, mobile ordering, or robotics, but innovation doesn’t always mean high-tech. Ignite Group has cornered the market on growth with a unique, innovative approach to diversifying their business. In 2015, the company opened The Rich Uncle Tavern (formerly called the Berlin), beginning […]

Ontario Beef’s Carve program helps restaurants spotlight local producers

As the foodservice industry strives to recover from the effects of the last few years, with inflation and supply chain delays persisting, operators are looking to build a connection with their customers. Food is all about heart, and it’s the storytelling that resonates with Ontario diners. They trust local farmers, and they want to support companies […]

Loyalty has its rewards: Greenbridge Foodservice helps move the industry forward

These days, competition in the foodservice industry is fierce. With so many businesses still struggling to recover, operators need to make the most of every opportunity to get ahead and stand out. It’s companies like Greenbridge Foodservice that are helping to find ways to add value and provide the tools that businesses need to compete […]

The heart of the matter: Bernie’s restaurants continue to grow by putting people first

The restaurant business can be an exhausting endeavour, but Bernie’s has built a loyal community following that feels like family. With two locations run by the father-and-son team Brian and Carem Deep, their vast menu and exceptional service have customers coming back for more. Brian Deep Brian Deep, owner of both Bernie’s locations, knows that […]

Family matters: The Singing Chef thrives through 2023 and beyond

As many restaurants are still struggling with the lasting effects of the pandemic, The Singing Chef (in London, ON) continues to serve breakfast and lunch with a smile. Named for its owner, Nicko Patsalis, who is always singing in the kitchen, the restaurant continues to flourish, expanding into a second location later this year. Nicole […]

Flanagan Foodservice’s annual golf tournament raises $65,000 in support of “We Care”

Photo: Barry Reid, VP of Sales & Marketing at Flanagan Foodservice and Tiana Rodrigue, Executive Director of We Care Flanagan Foodservice’s 34th annual golf tournament was held on September 22 at Granite Ridge Golf & Country Club in Milton. Thanks to the support of many vendors, partners, customers, and employees, the event raised $65,000 for […]

Flanagan Foodservice named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 9th year running

Flanagan Foodservice has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the ninth year in a row, retaining its Platinum Club designation. Flanagan was recognized for its overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The award is also a reflection of the company’s innovation, commitment and dedication […]

How various operators are tackling staffing challenges

RestoBiz spoke to four owners and operators about the continued effect of the pandemic on labour 21 months into the COVID-19 pandemic and foodservice operators are far from out of the woods. Whereas the first year of the pandemic was characterized by panic, shutdowns, layoffs, and other evolving measures, staffing challenges have been a major […]