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CRFA: Restaurant Sales to Grow 4.1 Per cent Annually

TORONTO — Restaurant sales in Canada are predicted to grow an average of 4.1 per cent over the next five years, from $52.9 billion...

Smart Thinking: Energy-Efficient Technology in Foodservice

Labels might help with energy efficiency choices, but they’re only part of a bigger plan Every operator wants to conserve energy but at what...

CRFA: Restaurateurs Show Market Optimism

TORONTO — Despite a sluggish start to 2012, nearly 40 per cent of restaurant owners expect better sales during the next six months, according...

New Canadian Chef Survey Is Released

TORONTO — The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) has just released its annual Canadian Chef Survey with local and gluten-free trends topping the...

CRFA Show Wraps

TORONTO — Toronto’s Direct Energy Centre was abuzz with activity over the past three days as suppliers, restaurateurs, chefs and culinary students gathered at...

Foodservice Interchange Date Announced

TORONTO — The 2012 Foodservice Interchange, themed “Foodservice Realities,” will be held March 5 at Toronto’s Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place. Highlights will include...

Alberta Passes New Drinking and Driving Bill

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has passed Bill 26, a controversial enactment that gives police more authority to impound cars of drivers with a...

CRFA Asks Dairy Commission for Better Prices

OTTAWA — The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) is appealing to the Canadian Dairy Commission for a break from inflated dairy prices. Speaking...

New Drinking Laws Impact Alberta’s Hospitality Industry

EDMONTON — Albertans now face stricter penalties when drinking and driving, according to the province’s new Bill 26, the Alberta Traffic Safety Amendment Act....

EI Increase Announced

OTTAWA — Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced this week that restaurant operators will have to pay a $13-million payroll tax increase, half of...