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7shifts and Hyr Announce Partnership

TORONTO and SASKATOON — Canadian tech companies, 7shifts and Hyr have partnered to help restaurants combat labour challenges. Through the combined forces of 7shifts’ employee...

Minimum Wage Cap Welcomed by Canadian Operators

TORONTO — Ontario will cap the province’s minimum wage at $14 an hour until 2020 — a move that the Canadian restaurant industry is...

Examining the Relationship Between a Higher Minimum Wage, Tipping and EBITDA

On January 1 of this year, Ontario became Canada’s second province to mandate a significant increase in minimum wage in recent years. Many experts have commented...

Terroir Symposium explores the Economics of Local

TORONTO — Foodservice-industry professionals and food writers recently gathered at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) for the 12th-annual Terroir Symposium. Managed by the...

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...

NRA Show Announces 2018 Kitchen Innovations Award Recipients

CHICAGO — The National Restaurant Association has announced the recipients of the 2018 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Awards, honouring progressive equipment that increases efficiencies and...

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...

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....

From the Editor: Isn’t it time?

Ask operators what keeps them awake at night and undoubtedly staffing will surface as the number-1 issue. In an industry that struggles with high...

Business as Usual: Operators Are Bracing For More of the Same

While analysts may have defined 2016 sales as being flat, the Top 100’s top 10 operators recorded gross-sales increases for the year — thanks...