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Point/Counterpoint: Is the minimum-wage increase good or bad for the industry

POINT: I’ve been listening to the noise several industry associations have created throughout 2017 and into 2018 related to the increase in minimum wage. These...

Challenges & Opportunities: Tapping into Talent

Approximately 1.2 million people in Canada are employed in the restaurant industry, according to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, accounting for seven per cent...

Study Highlights How Much Canadians Will Pay to Cover Minimum-wage Increases

ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. — There has been a great deal of discussion across Canada about increases in minimum wage and its impacts on workers,...

Ontario Restaurants Brace For Minimum-Wage Increase Fallout

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past six months, you’re likely well aware of Ontario’s recent minimum-wage hike and the impact...

Tim Hortons Franchise Owner Encourages Employees to Blame Wynne for Benefit...

WHITBY, Ont. — A staff memo written by Whitby, Ont.-based Tim Hortons franchisees recently began circulating on social media, reports CBC News. The letter,...

Tim Hortons Protests Go National

OTTAWA — Protests against Tim Hortons have spread beyond Ontario with approximately 50 demonstrations planned to take place across the country, today, reports Ottawa...

Ontario Premier Accuses Tim Hortons’ Heirs of Bullying Employees

TORONTO — The premier of Ontario has accused the children of Tim Hortons’ founders of bullying their employees, reports The Toronto Star. Ron Joyce Jr....

From the Editor: Time to Recalibrate

One of life’s many blessings is that with the dawn of every new day we have the ability to start fresh — to erase...

The Labour Report: How Industry Changes are Affecting Labour Supply

In a world that’s gone mad for celebrity chefs and the latest food trends, diners are forcing restaurants to seek out ever-more top-notch staff....