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The Restaurant at Pearl Morrisette is Setting New Standards – Part...

It’s been a few months since my last visit to The Restaurant at Pearl Morissette. As I enter the property and navigate...

The Restaurant at Pearl Morrisette is Setting New Standards – Part...

Though it tries to fly under the radar, Pearl Morissette Estate Winery — and now its restaurant — are recognized as beacons...

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...

The Canadian Restaurant Industry is Facing a Labour Crisis

According to Bruce McAdams — industry veteran and professor at the University of Guelph — labour shortages have long been a pandemic in the...

Calgary Earls Location Replaces Tipping With ‘Hospitality Charge’

CALGARY — The new Earls.67 concept restaurant in Calgary has opted to eliminate tipping, instead adding a 16-per-cent ‘hospitality charge’ to diners’ bills. “ gain...

Toronto Restaurant Removes Tipping Option

TORONTO — As of May 1, Sidecar, a Toronto-based restaurant located in the Little Italy neighbourhood, will no longer accept gratuities for its serving...

Smoke ‘N’ Water Nixes ‘No-tipping’ Policy

NANOOSE BAY, B.C. — What was purported to be Canada’s first ‘no-tipping’ restaurant has brought gratuities back to the table.

Smoke ‘N' Water, located inside the the Pacific Shores Resort & Spa in Nanoose Bay, B.C., opened in May with a no-tipping policy. But, owner David Jones announced yesterday that tips will now be accepted. “After three months of pioneering the no-tipping concept in Canada, we have chosen to listen to the majority of our local customers, who have expressed their desire to have a say on the quality of food and service they receive,” the restaurant’s website reads.

Times Colonist: Parksville, B.C. Restaurant Announces No-Tipping Policy

VICTORIA, B.C. — Smoke and Water is just weeks away from opening in the Pacific Shores Resort in Parksville, B.C., and it’s purported to be the first restaurant in Canada that will do away with tipping, reports Times Colonist.