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College and university foodservice programs have been forced to pivot

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When COVID-19 forced college and university students to evacuate campuses to curtail its spread, campus dining was left in the dust. As part of its...

Smoke’s Poutinerie Opens First Ghost-Kitchen Location

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TORONTO — Smoke’s Poutinerie has joined forces with Ghost Kitchen Brands to open its first North American ghost-kitchen location in London, Ont. “We’re stoked to...

Regional Company of the Year: Ghost Kitchen Brands

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It was after George Kottas’ breakfast restaurant had 30 missed orders after hours on Uber Eats that the light bulb came on. Inspired by...

Smoke’s Poutinerie Announces First-Ever Fan of the Year

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TORONTO — At its virtual Golden Curd Award Ceremony, Smoke’s Poutinerie named the inaugural winner of its Fan of the Year award. Pamela Warren, from...

E22. The Long Haul

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In this episode of Table Talk, Rosanna Caira, editor and publisher of Foodservice and Hospitality speaks with Ryan Smolkin, founder and president of Smoke's...

Leading Through Crisis: Ryan Smolkin

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For Ryan Smolkin, being a good leader means surrounding himself with great people — and then listening to what they have to say. “It’s not...

E15. The Leadership Roundtable: Coming Together

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Foodservice and Hospitality magazine assembled a group of 11 foodservice leaders from across Canada, as part of a Leadership Roundtable, to discuss an action...

Hospitality Heroes: Potatoes for the People

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Although the Smoke’s Poutinerie brand is well-known for its public work with Friends of We Care (FOWC), a charitable initiative that sends kids with...

Operators Need to Stand Out From the Crowd to Attract and...

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THE CHALLENGE According to Restaurants Canada, labour issues remain the top challenge for foodservice operators, with 59 per cent of those surveyed reporting...

Smoke’s Poutinerie Launches Loyalty App

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TORONTO — Smoke’s Poutinerie has launched its new smartphone app, offering mobile order-ahead, scan to pay, loyalty-point collection and exclusive information on special offers. “Our Plaid Nation Fans...