Ontario implementing additional public health measures in restaurants

Ontario is setting an indoor capacity limit at restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments to the number of patrons who can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other patron, to a maximum of 100 patrons.

Concept Watch: Neo Coffee, Calle Mexico, Pacifico Pizzeria

By Sophie Mir In this edition of “concepts to watch,” we highlight three restaurant concepts that are making an impact on Canadian diners. Here’s a look at the characteristics and menu offerings that make these restaurants unique: Neo Coffee Bar Facebook: 2,584 likes | Instagram: 12,880 followers | Twitter: 732 followers Locations: 2 (Toronto) Concept […]

ORHMA on Impact of COVID-19 to SMEs in Hospitality Industry

On Tuesday August 18, 2020, Tony Elenis, President & CEO of the Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) spoke to the Standing Committee on Finance & Economic Affairs on the impact of COVID-19 to the small & medium-sized businesses of the hospitality industry. There is no doubt that the hospitality industry needs sector specific […]

Head in the Clouds: The next step for POS systems

By Dax Dasilva Looking back at the last few years, we’ve seen emerging new technologies completely transform the restaurant industry. App-driven delivery is a downtown norm, and restaurants that haven’t adopted social media shouldn’t expect to be long for this world. The rise of the mobile, cloud-based POS, and the emphasis on a customer-centric experience, […]

High debt levels to dampen Canadians’ appetite for eating out

Press release Tapped-out consumers will dampen sales in the food services industry over the next five years. Restaurant sales are forecast to grow by an average of just 1.4 per cent per year between 2018 and 2022, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Industrial Outlook: Food Services. “Canadians’ ability to spend will be squeezed not […]

Chef Normand Laprise to open two new Montreal restaurants this fall

Press release Chef Normand Laprise and Christine Lamarche, co-owners of renowned Montréal establishments Toqué! and Brasserie T!, will reveal next fall an all-new restaurant named Beau Mont, in addition to launching a second Brasserie T branch, this time on Montréal’s South Shore, in Quartier DIX30. Beau Mont: simple and flavoursome cuisine The 80-seat Beau Mont will be open 7 evenings […]