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CFIB and Restaurants Canada issue open letter to premiers calling for more business support amid omicron fears

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business and Restaurants Canada have issued a joint open letter to all premiers urging them to provide financial support to small businesses facing renewed lockdowns, restrictions and loss of business in the face of the omicron variant.

Restaurants Canada calls on federal government to improve supports for operators

In light of the recently announced capacity restrictions on restaurants in many provinces across the country, Restaurants Canada is again calling for changes to federal support programs to help food-service businesses, including an eligibility threshold starting at 10 per cent revenue decline for the new Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program.

Ontario lowering wholesale alcohol prices for restaurants and bars

The Ontario government is lowering LCBO wholesale prices for bars and restaurants, enabling curbside pickup of beer, wine and cider from licensed grocery stores, and freezing the basic beer tax rate.

Canada Summer Jobs 2022 program opens for applications from employers

Your pizzeria can start its search for summer students today. The federal government has launched the employer application period for the Canada Summer Jobs 2022 program, a longstanding program that strives to help youth 15–30 years of age gain their first summer work experience.

Pizza Nova celebrates new support and call centre

Pizza Nova recently celebrated its move to a new support and call centre with an intimate lunch prepared by founder Sam Primucci at the site’s new test kitchens.

Targeting the plant-based crowd? New research says diners more likely to choose a vegetarian option when 75% of the menu is meat-free

Farming animals for food is responsible for around 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. If left unchallenged, the influence of this industry alone would probably make it impossible for the world to meet its target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C.
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Pizza On Earth

Pizzeria profile: Pizza On Earth

Landscape painter Elizabeth Johnson is happy and proud to be at the helm of Pizza On Earth, a thriving family-run seasonal pizzeria in Dorset, in Ontario’s cottage country. Find out how this innovative family business attracts customers – and loyal, energetic staff! » Read more...
Pete the Pizza Man

A holiday wish for you from Pete

For 25 years the very talented Brian Fray has been creating our Pete the Pizza Man cartoon. These illustrations reflect changing trends over the years, they also represent the continuity of a great family business offering comfort and tradition. From our team to yours, wishing you success, health and happiness this holiday season and in 2022! » Read more...

Restaurants Canada Show 2022

Feb. 27-March 1, 2022
Location: Toronto
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International Pizza Expo

March 22-24, 2022
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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Bakery Showcase 2022

April 10-11, 2022
Location: Toronto
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