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From the Editor: Rising to the Challenge

Start a conversation with anyone in the foodservice industry these days and one word quickly surfaces — challenges. Never has the industry been faced...

Rising Costs and Availability Have Restaurant Operators Fighting for Real Estate

With quality real estate at a premium and prices on the rise in all major city centres, finding a good location to set up...

Darden Sells Red Lobster


ORLANDO, Fla. — Months after announcing it was pondering the future of its troubled Red Lobster brand, Darden Restaurants has agreed to sell the casual-dining chain to Golden Gate Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm, for $2.1 billion.

CRIS Highlights Competition Strategies in Challenged Market


TORONTO — Competition is creating new challenges in today’s restaurant industry, as owners fight for their share of traffic and react to emerging segments, reported experts at the fifth-annual Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit (CRIS), held yesterday at the Eaton Chelsea hotel in Toronto.

Browns Socialhouse Announces Executive Appointments

VANCOUVER — Browns Socialhouse announced three new appointments to its executive team, including Scott Ward, EVP; Bruce Fox, COO and VP, Development, and Dale...

BP Introduces Smaller Store Footprint

TORONTO — Boston Pizza International has launched a smaller unit prototype in a bid to make franchise ownership more affordable. The Boston Pizza brand...