Foodservice mental health crisis sparks major support program

As prolonged COVID-19 related lockdowns continue across Canada, the restaurant and foodservice sector has reached a critical point when it comes to mental health. Survival of the industry as a whole may not be an option if viable widespread relief doesn’t arrive soon. A major casualty of this crisis is a growing mental health epidemic […]

P.E.I. Dine-In & Save program offers half-price indoor dining

Prince Edward Island has launched a Dine In & Save program aimed at saving patrons money on their indoor dining cheques and stimulating the indoor dining industry in the province. The Dine In & Save initiative, running Sunday through Wednesday from March 21 to March 31, 2021, will see the P.E.I. government reimburse participating restaurateurs up to […]

ORHMA’s Hospitality Stay Strong mental health support portal goes live

The Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) has officially launched its extensive Hospitality Stay Strong mental health portal to support the foodservice industry during these tough times. ORHMA notes there continues to be a rise in concern about the mental health of the industry’s employees, supervisors, managers, and owners. “We have heard from many […]

Sysco Canada launches campaign to support restaurants

Sysco Canada, the country’s largest foodservice company, has announced the launch of its “Keep Local Restaurants on the Menu” campaign. The company says this is its latest effort under its Foodies Unite initiative, which aims to help heal the restaurant industry in Canada and support communities impacted by the pandemic. As part of the campaign, […]

Creating change in your restaurant: From concept to cultural reality

By Matt Rolfe Have you or your leadership team ever come up with a concept that you passionately agreed was the best idea or direction forward for your team or business, yet the idea failed or did not get implemented? This is commonplace for so many businesses and it is the difference between average and […]

Ackroo adds 101 location restaurant franchise to growing list of hospitality clients

U.S.-based fast casual restaurant franchise chooses the Ackroo Anywhere platform Press release Ackroo Inc., a gift card, loyalty and rewards technology and services provider, has been selected by another multi-location restaurant franchise putting the total amount of hospitality merchant locations Ackroo supports at over 750. The company’s continued focus on enhancing their platform to better […]

A&W plans to open over 10 new urban franchises in Montreal by 2020

Press release An opportunity for Montrealers looking to be their own boss A&W Food Services of Canada, Inc. is pursuing its strategic expansion in Quebec through its Urban Franchise Program. This initiative, a proven success in major Canadian cities, enables Montrealers looking for a new career opportunity to be their own boss by becoming an A&W franchise owner. The Urban […]

Edo Japan continues to support community food banks with ‘Edo a Little, Help a Lot’ campaign

Press release More than $64,000 donated to local food banks across Canada Alberta-based Edo Japan (Edo) was busy feeding more than just hungry customers during the final months of 2016. As part of its ‘Edo a Little, Help a Lot’ holiday giving campaign, Edo restaurants across the country raised $64,311.79 for local food banks to […]