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London, Ont., pizza pioneer and mentor to many Vincent Bondi dies at 93

Vincent Bondi brought a slice of his old life in Italy to Canada to become one of London’s pizza pioneers. Mr. Bondi died earlier this month at age 93. The London Free Press reports.

Penticton pizzeria employee-to-be denied immigration sponsorship over name match on application

A family-owned and operated Penticton, B.C., restaurant has been trying to sponsor a new pizza chef to come to Canada for over two years, only to be denied by an immigration officer because the man’s reference in Italy also happened to have the same last name as the local family’s. Castanet reports.

Customers returned to Canadian restaurants in first quarter

Physical and online visits to restaurants and commercial food-service outlets increased by 18 per cent in the first quarter compared to the same quarter last year, when traffic declined by nine per cent due to indoor dining restrictions, reports the NPD Group.

Spritzer fastest-growing adult beverage in Canada

Looking to ideas for your drink menu? Why not ask your staff to invent a cocktail? Spritzers and hard sparkling water or soda and other premium pours and better-for-you drinks are showing up on Canadian restaurant menus, Technomic reports.

Pizza Pizza announces first-quarter 2022 results

Pizza Pizza Royalty Corp. reported an increase of 13.6 per cent in same-store sales in its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2022.

Newest in new products

Gluten-free and keto-friendly flour blends, a ready-to-serve spritzer and lightning-fast pizza ovens. 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.

General Mills to acquire pizza-crust business TNT Crust

General Mills will acquire TNT Crust, a manufacturer of frozen pizza crusts for regional and national U.S. pizza chains, food-service distributors, and retail outlets.

First Michelin Guide Toronto to publish in fall 2022

Toronto restaurants will have a chance to earn prestigious Michelin Stars as the internationally recognized Michelin Guide comes to Canada and makes its first stop in the city.
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Styles report: Neapolitan, Sicilian and Roma pizza

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