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Ontario to remove capacity limits in restaurants with proof of vaccination today

The Ontario government is removing capacity limits in restaurants, cafés, bars and other food or drink establishments without dance facilities, in settings where proof of vaccination is required.

Pizza Expo 2022 offers discount to Canadians

Registration for the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas March 22-24 is open and organizers are offering a special rate for Canadian operators looking to attend the annual convention that celebrates the dynamic business of pizza.

Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria expands to Canada

Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria, a U.S.-based restaurant chain operator and franchisor, has made a master franchise deal with Canadian company The Patel Group to open 52 franchise locations in Ontario, with at least two locations planned for 2022.

Recent Canadian food-service trends in consumer habits: NPD Group

The omicron wave and the return of restrictions hampered restaurant visits in Canada in 2021, flattening the recovery curve for the fourth quarter, according to a report by research firm NPD Group.

NielsenIQ names menu innovation award winners: inspiration for your menu

Taste, mash-ups of existing favourite menu items and snack items are among factors driving diners to spend at U.S. restaurants in 2021 and winners of NielsenIQ BASES Menu Innovation Awards. The list of winners can offer menu inspiration for your pizzeria.

ABA, BAC partner on education and training

The American Bakers Association (ABA) and the Baking Association of Canada (BAC) have announced a partnership focused on developing the technical baking skills of their members’ workforces. The partnership will open up ABA’s highly regarded Bakers Manufacturing Academy training programs to members of the BAC.
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The world’s expert on pizza boxes collects 100 weird and wild box designs

Since the origins of to-go pizza, pizzerias and pizza chains have taken great pride in covering take-out boxes with captivating designs. They’ve also wrestled with the best way to manufacture a box that can keep a pizza both hot and stable.

Here the world’s expert on pizza boxes collects 100 weird and wild box designs and explores the curious history of the pizza box. Included are international designs, corporate designs, and dozens of quirky images produced by and for mom-and-pop pizzerias.
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Maipai makes good!

Maipai pizza and tiki bar was conceived as a secret foodie escape tucked into downtown Hamilton, Ont., where you’d least expect it. Read all about this unique pizzeria that earned wider recognition after winning “Best Pizza Recipe.” » Learn more
Bakery Showcase

Video preview: Bakery Showcase 2022!

Bakery Showcase 2022 is set for April 10-11 at Toronto’s Congress Centre! Canada’s national baking industry event, presented by the Baking Association of Canada is a bustling trade show and conference featuring knowledgeable and inspirational speakers, education sessions, competitions and demonstrations to help your pizzeria thrive. Are you interested in new flours, ingredients, equipment and ideas for your pizzeria? Considering adding new thaw-and-serve items to your menu? Make connections, shop for products and find your next great idea! Check out this video for a taste of what the show has to offer! » Watch Video

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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Restaurants Canada Show 2022

May 9-11, 2022
Location: Toronto
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