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Montreal pizzeria vows to reopen in violation of COVID-19 restrictions

Montreal pizzeria Kesté says it will open at full capacity at the end of January, even if COVID-19 restrictions are still in place. CTV News reports.

Canada extends loan forgiveness repayment deadline for CEBA

The repayment deadline for Canada Emergency Business Account loans to qualify for partial loan forgiveness is being extended from Dec. 31, 2022, to Dec. 31, 2023, for all eligible borrowers in good standing.

CRA hosts Q-and-A sessions on targeted COVID-19 support measures for businesses

Do you have questions about the Canada Recovery Hiring, the Tourism and Hospitality Recovery and the Hardest-Hit Business Recovery programs for affected businesses that opened to applications on Dec. 21, 2021? The Canada Revenue Agency is hosting interactive Q-and-A sessions on Friday to provide information to businesses.

Ottawa pizzeria owner gets a new door free of charge after his act of kindness inspires others

Last week Hani Soueid, owner of Ottawa’s Ogilvie Pizza’s owner, performed an act of kindness for a loyal customer who contracted COVID-19. Now, his shop is on the receiving end. CTV News reports.

New Brunswick moving to Level 3 of COVID plan, indoor dining closed

All of New Brunswick moved to Level 3 of the COVID-19 winter plan for 16 days starting on Friday, Jan. 14, at 11:59 p.m. The measure will be in effect until Jan. 30 at 11:59 p.m.

RC Show 2022 moves in-person/virtual event to May 9-11

Restaurants Canada has rescheduled the RC Show to May 9-11, 2022, in order to prioritize community safety surrounding the recent spike in cases of COVID-19.

Update: Federal government announces financial support for tourism sector

The federal government has announced up to $67 million in funding to support Canada’s tourism and hospitality sector through the Sectoral Initiatives Program. Be sure to read the updated information from the government here about an error in the calculation spreadsheet.

Newest in new products

A three-volume pizza book set featuring techniques and more than 1,000 recipes, direct on-demand delivery service with flat fees instead of commissions and a platform to help pizzerias build online presence. You’ll find these and more pizza-specific products, equipment and services in our New Products section. Check it out! And tell us what you as an operator are in the market for.
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Cape Breton lifeline

Wabo’s Pizza, Sub and Donair prides itself on serving Cheticamp, N.S., and welcoming visitors from around the world. Read Andrew Hind’s profile of this savvy pizzeria that’s always looking ahead. » Read more...

Seven steps to building a solid mentoring program for your pizzeria

A well-designed, well-executed, scalable mentoring program allows you to connect experienced employees with new hires in a powerful way. It helps your pizzeria attract and retain talent, improves employee satisfaction, improves operational performance, builds a strong team and reduces training budgets. » Read more...

Condiments that can add a twist to your menu

For pizza chefs wanting to introduce new flavours in the new year, Bottomlessbrunch.com has compiled a list of sweet and savoury condiments – from chilli jam to banana sauce – that may give a kick to your menu. » Read more...

Restaurants Canada Show 2022

May 9-11, 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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