RBI announces master franchise joint venture to launch the Tim Hortons brand in Mexico

Press release The agreement marks the first entry into the Latin American market for Tim Hortons Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI) has announced the establishment of a master franchise joint venture with a group of investors in Mexico. The joint venture company will be the master franchisee of the Tim Hortons brand in Mexico, responsible for […]

The global foodservice market improved in the third quarter despite economic and social turmoil

Press release The global foodservice industry held steady in the third quarter and performed better than the previous quarter in spite of strong headwinds — an earthquake in Italy, a terror attack in France, a potential recession in Canada, concerns over the impact of Brexit, and two years of a deep recession in Brazil, reports The […]

Five reasons to prioritize food allergy risk reduction

By Andrea Lobel Shainblum When Katrina Guy took the first bite of her meal at a popular Toronto restaurant, she immediately knew that something was very wrong. She’d told her server about her fish and shellfish allergies, and was reassured that her meal hadn’t been fried with her allergens, but despite that, her lips and […]

Pacini opens in Ontario

Press release Having successfully conquered the Quebec market, the Pacini restaurant chain is ready to proudly introduce itself to the province of Ontario. On June 10, President Nathalie Lehoux enthusiastically signed a first franchise agreement for a Pacini restaurant in Mississauga, Ontario. This 180-seat restaurant, which involves an investment of approximately $1.2 million, will be […]

Old is gold: Eight ways to draw in the 55+ crowd

By Diane Chiasson Guess which group of spenders has the most disposable income? Although most marketing companies believe the 18 to 40 year olds are the hottest group, the truth is baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) have the most cash to spend. Many in the 55+ group have retirement and pension plans that […]