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New B.C. pandemic restrictions hit already struggling restaurants

British Columbia’s restaurateurs are bracing for more pain amid new COVID-19 public health orders shutting down nightclubs and banning restaurant liquor sales after 10 p.m. Global News reports.

Loblaw partners with Toronto-area restaurants to deliver meal kits to homes

Loblaw is partnering with a handful of Greater Toronto Area restaurants to provide ready-to-make dishes that residents can prepare at home.

25% of Canada’s small businesses accepting less cash or none at all: Visa study

Many Canadian small businesses are trying new approaches in their business and one-quarter are accepting less cash or have stopped accepting cash, according to Visa’s recent Visa Back to Business Study.

Be part of world record attempt at world’s largest virtual pizza party

Scott’s Pizza Tours, Hormel Foods and Slice are throwing what they call the biggest virtual pizza party in history and you and your customers are invited to help them set this record.

Government’s throne speech must signal support for food-service operators: Restaurants Canada

Restaurants Canada is calling for the federal government’s upcoming throne speech to signal plans to continue supporting Canada’s food-service sector. Among other measures, the association is calling for a program similar to the “Eat Out to Help Out” program in the U.K. designed to boost revenue for struggling restaurants.

Pizza 73 marks 35th anniversary

Pizza 73 is celebrating its 35th anniversary by offering small recipe pizzas for $7.35 until Sept. 20.

Pandemic shines light on terroir: Terroir Symposium highlights

The Terroir Virtual Symposium, held Sept. 13-15, provided a forum for restaurants, food service and foodies to look at the big picture of what terroir means in today’s food scene and also share stories of entrepreneurs who are innovating and making a difference. Check out our highlights.

5 tips for the best customer experience during COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, many restaurants have been forced to pivot away from on-premises dining to offer online ordering and take-out services. While some had well established services already in place, others have had to start from nothing to provide these services. Here are five tips on planning for the future to provide the best service to your customers.
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General Assembly Pizza launches ‘world’s first’ pizza subscription service in Toronto

General Assembly Pizza, a fast-casual restaurant in downtown Toronto, has launched what it’s calling the world’s first pizza subscription service. The subscription offers free home delivery for stacks of four, six, eight or 10 pizzas, from $39 per order and from $9 per pizza. » Read more
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Canadian Pizza Podcast: Chat with reigning Pizza Box Fold-Off champ James Timothy

Folding pizza boxes is an essential part of the pizza operation. James Timothy is our reigning Great Pizza Box Fold-Off champion. James won the last two Great Canadian Pizza Box Fold-Offs at the Canadian Pizza Summit. In October 2019, Timothy folded 10 large boxes in 42.55 seconds, besting his time the previous year of one minute, 3.7 seconds. » Read more

Virtual Canadian Pizza Summit

Oct. 19, 2020
Location: Online
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