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New federal assistance will help restaurants survive COVID-19

The federal government is adding $600 million to a fund meant to help small- and medium-sized businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic, Economic Development Minister Melanie Joly recently announced.

Government proposes ban on plastic products

The federal government is proposing to introduce regulations by the end of 2021 to ban single-use plastic items where there is evidence that they are harmful to the environment, often not recycled or replaceable with readily available alternatives.

Easing of dine-in restrictions helps improve restaurant sales and traffic declines in August: report

Although October is telling a different story, as the last regions of the country began to welcome customers back for indoor dining, the double-digit dollar declines the Canadian restaurant industry has experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic eased in August, The NPD Group reports.

Well-known restaurateurs partner on halal-only pizza

Two well-known restaurateurs from Mississauga are partnering on a new venture focused on a line of halal-only pizza. Mohamad Fakih, founder and CEO of the Paramount Fine Foods chain of restaurants, and celebrity chef, author and restaurant owner Massimo Capra will work together on a new pizza concept called “MAS E MO.”

Guidelines for the safe use of heaters on outdoor patios

With cooler weather upon us, restaurants, bars, cafés and individuals are using patio heaters to extend the use of their patios and outdoor dining areas into the fall and winter seasons. While these fuel-fired heating units provide welcome warmth and comfort while dining alfresco, they can also pose a danger if they are not installed, operated, and maintained correctly.
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Chef of the Year: Michele Casale

Canada’s top Open chef Michele Casale of Redipizza in Montreal is obsessed with achieving the perfect Roman pizza. In the latest issue of Canadian Pizza, Michele gets quite technical and a little emotional in telling his story. » Read more
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Scott’s Pizza Tours founder to give welcome address at Canadian Pizza Summit!

Scott Wiener will join us as our keynote speaker at the Virtual Canadian Pizza Summit on Oct. 19! Scott is the founder of Scott’s Pizza Tours in New York City. He has visited many, many pizzerias and has seen much. Scott will join us to kick off our Summit with a few words about what motivates people to return to and actively root for your pizzeria! » Read more

Virtual Canadian Pizza Summit

Oct. 19, 2020
Location: Online
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