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January 31, 2019

Ghost kitchens popping up in Alberta

Ghost, or virtual, kitchens, which operate multiple food-delivery businesses from a location that may or may not serve any walk-in customers, are disrupting food delivery in Toronto and Alberta. The Toronto Star reports.

Bakery show to co-locate with Pizza Expo

Pizzerias that serve pastry and bakery/cafés that serve pizza may be interested to know Emerald Expositions will launch an International Artisan Bakery Expo alongside its International Pizza Expo, March 5-7, 2019, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Windsor border protectors send pizzas to U.S. counterparts

Last week Windsor border protectors and others kicked in over $600 to buy pizzas from Antonio's Pizza for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in a gesture of solidarity to unpaid federal agents in Detroit. The Windsor Star reports.

Full-service restaurants should focus on uniqueness: Technomic

Traffic and sales growth in Canadian full-service restaurants are down slightly, according to a new report from Technomic. The report suggests full-service operators pinpoint unique menu items and points of differentiation that will help them stand out from the competition.

Don't copy but create your own pizza: Gino Sorbillo Q-and-A

Gino Sorbillo, a successful pizza maker with pizzerias in Naples, Milan and New York, and one about to open in Rome, is keen to get his ideas across to other operators starting out: “Look at your local area and the ingredients it gives you, tell your own story.”
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Leveraging Awards

Leveraging awards

Can winning an award help your sales? Awards can boost employee morale and lift online and in-person traffic if promoted effectively. Michelle Brisebois explores how chefs and pizzerias can highlight their successes to help their bottom line. » Read more
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Canada's new food guide downplays dairy

The new Canada Food Guide focuses on more vegetables and less on meat and dairy. The first new guidelines in a decade also emphasize healthy habits over calorie counts. » Read more

Calgary Franchise Show

Feb. 9-10, 2019
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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Restaurants Canada Show

Feb. 24-26, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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International Pizza Expo

March 4-7, 2019
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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Canadian Pizza Summit

Oct. 21, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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