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Pizzeria owner offers help to woman who stole food while kids distracted staff

A Manitoba restaurateur's compassionate open letter and offer of help to a woman who stole a stack of pre-made pizzas is getting a lot of attention online. CBC News reports.

P.E.I. food and beverage sales show small improvement

Restaurants and bars on Prince Edward Island are off to a better start in 2017, but they are still not keeping pace with increased sales across Canada, a fact that may reflect a change in how people spend their money while on vacation. CBC News reports.

Ont. minimum wage hike will force 81% of restaurateurs to cut jobs, survey says

Ninety-five per cent of restaurateurs in Ontario believe raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour – a 32 per cent hike in just 18 months – would hurt restaurant employees, according to a recent Restaurants Canada survey.

Papa John’s launches Facebook instant ordering in U.S.

Papa John’s U.S. Facebook page now features a prominent “Start Order” button that allows the pizza chain's fans to seamlessly order pizzas, desserts and sides while receiving 25 per cent off regular menu prices by entering the promo code FBIX.

Gen-Xers make almost a quarter of U.S. restaurant visits

Customers aged 35 to 50 can now take centre stage as an important customer base for restaurants, according to a study by international information company the NPD Group.
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A Day of Inspiration

It’s time to bring it – that is, bring your best pie to the Canadian Pizza Chef of the Year competitions at the Canadian Pizza Show! The show is set for Monday, Oct. 16, at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont.

“I loved the competition on all levels,” said Khrystyna Collins of Applestone Pizzeria in Burlington, Ont., of her experience at the competition and show. “I can’t believe the level of creativity that was displayed on that day! It gave me so many ideas that I couldn't wait to try back at my pizzeria. I would 100% recommend all pizzerias to come and try it out! You have fun, learn lots, and get tons of information on food brands. If anything, it gets your name out into the pizza world, and exposes you to where your business stands next to others!”

And remember: you don’t have to compete to pick up great ideas for your pizzeria. Join us at the Canadian Pizza Show for a day of inspiration!

The Canadian Pizza Show is presented by Canadian Pizza and show sponsors Saputo Foodservice (Diamond) and Marsal Pizza Ovens (Gold) and Ardent Mills (Gold). Sponsors for the Chef of the Year competitions are Saputo Foodservice, Moretti Forni and Escalon Premier Brands. >> Register now!
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Seven summer pizzas from Canadian pizza makers

With summer in full swing, Canadian Pizza asked pizza makers to describe their favourite summer pizza and what they like to wash it down with. » Read more
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Artisan pizza, the healing food

Our Pizza Chef columnist, Diana Cline, has been having fun with unique-to-pizza vegetarian ingredients, preparing them as toppings to create entirely new vegetarian and vegan artisan pizzas. In her latest column in Canadian Pizza, she shares insights, tips and combo ideas. Want to hear more? Come out to the show and meet her in person! » Read more

Canadian Pizza Show

Oct. 16, 2017
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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Oct. 20-24, 2017
Location: Milan, Italy
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