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Recipe Unlimited to Eliminate Plastic Bags

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Recipe Unlimited has announced it will remove delivery and take-home plastic bags across its entire network of restaurants — including brands...

Recipe Unlimited Falls Victim to Malware

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Some of Recipe Unlimited’s (formerly Cara Operations) restaurants experienced a partial network outage yesterday as the result of a “malware outbreak.” According...

Recipe Unlimited Plans to Eliminate Plastic Straws from its Entire Restaurant...

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Recipe Unlimited (formerly Cara Operations) plans to eliminate plastic straws across its entire 19-brand network of restaurants by March 2019. The...

St-Hubert Group to expand Harvey’s Brand Throughout Quebec

LAVAL, Que. — Cara Operations Limited — owner of the Harvey's brand and chain of restaurants — has appointed the St-Hubert Group to manage,...

Cara Donates $50,000 to Alberta Fire Relief

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Cara Operations Limited and its employees have donated $50,000 to The Canadian Red Cross' Alberta Fires Appeal. “Everyone at Cara is heartbroken...

Cara Operations to Raise $200 million From IPO

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Cara Operations Ltd. plans to raise $200 million from its IPO, announced in February, selling shares for $19 to $22. The...

Cara Operations Plans IPO

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Cara Operations Ltd. is preparing to go public again. The parent company of Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, Casey’s and more, filed a...

Frank Hennessey Named CEO of Imvescor; Company Releases Q3 Results

MONCTON, N.B. — Imvescor Restaurant Group has named a new CEO in time for the release of its third-quarter earnings, which disclosed total revenues...

Quebec Councillor Proposes Nutritional Menu Labelling Law

MONTREAL — A new proposal urges Quebec’s health minister to consider a law requiring fast-food chains to post nutritional information on menus or menu boards.

Fairfax’s President Talks About the Company’s New Stake In Foodservice

In a few short weeks last fall, there was a seismic shift in the Canadian foodservice landscape. With a couple of swift mergers, investments and acquisitions, Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. became a major player in the Canadian restaurant industry. Now nearly 1,000 restaurants across the country — including iconic brands such as Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, Milestones, East Side Mario’s, Kelsey’s, Casey’s and The Keg — fall under Fairfax’s umbrella. But why would a financial holding company such as Fairfax — which owns numerous insurance businesses worldwide and has investments in such diverse companies as Blackberry Ltd., Torstar Corp (publisher of the Toronto Star newspaper), and retail chains William Ashley and Sporting Life — want to dive head-first into foodservice?