A&W has announced that it has signed a master franchisor deal with UK-based freshly made food and organic coffee chain Pret A Manger that will see it bring the popular brand to Canada in a two-year pilot project. The first shop to trial the Pret A Manger brand will be in Vancouver and A&W intends to open […]
The Vancouver patio program has been amended at short notice by the City following high-profile criticism from the foodservice and hospitality industry. The 2022 guidelines for summer patios at restaurants, bars, and breweries had come under fire from industry associations such as the BC Craft Brewers Guild and the BC Restaurant and Food Services Association. […]
Vancouver City Council has approved a new annual summer patio program, which will launch in spring 2022 as an evolution of the Temporary Expedited Patio Program (TEPP) it ran this summer. A news release explains the new program will apply to both private and public property and will run from April 1 to October 31 […]
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, […]
Applications for Vancouver patios are now open for local businesses. As part of the City’s ongoing support for local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, online applications are now being accepted for a temporary patio on public property for the April 1 to October 31, 2021 patio season. Temporary patios on public property include patios on […]
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 […]
Vancouver has postponed the start of its plastic shopping bag and single-use cup by-laws until January 1, 2022 due to the impact of COVID-19.
Vancouver’s temporary patios can now stay in place until October 31, 2021
By Deepi Harish Shaun Maclean, chef at The Westin Bayshore, which is part of the Marriott Family, has worked his way up the ranks, while never leaving beautiful Vancouver. Chef Maclean previously worked as a Sous Chef at Cactus Club Café. A few years, Shaun returned to the hotel space after accepting a position as […]
Forty-seven temporary expedited patio permits have been issued by the city of Vancouver since the launch of the program on June 1.