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Apr 10, 2013, 11:47 ET HRM restaurants choke on proposed water rate increase

HALIFAX, April 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) is appealing to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) to reject a proposed hike to water rates. ...


Apr 04, 2013, 17:38 ET Nova Scotia balances budget and promises to decrease HST

HALIFAX, April 4, 2013 /CNW/ - With today's budget, the Nova Scotia government promises to balance its budget and lower the HST in 2014 and 2015. The province will reduce spending and cut the small...


Apr 03, 2013, 13:29 ET Informed Dining: rolling out a B.C. success story for restaurant customers

TORONTO, April 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadians will soon have access to comprehensive nutrition information they have been saying they want and need, before ordering a meal or snack at their favourite...


Apr 03, 2013, 10:29 ET Restaurant and bar owners scorched by new licence fees

ST. JOHN'S, NL, April 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Newfoundland and Labrador has secretly imposed close to a million dollars in costs on restaurant and bar owners by introducing new liquor licence fees....


Apr 01, 2013, 11:44 ET BC Restaurants Welcome Return to Food Tax Fairness

VANCOUVER, April 1, 2013 /CNW/ - British Columbia's restaurant industry and the province's consumers welcome today's return to provincial food tax fairness. For the first time since July 2010,...


Mar 27, 2013, 16:12 ET Benefits of harmonization for restaurant industry tempered by tax increases

CHARLOTTETOWN, March 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The restaurant industry's enthusiasm for the long anticipated benefits of harmonization have been tempered by a slew of tax increases announced today in P.E.I.'s ...


Mar 27, 2013, 15:02 ET Media Backgrounder - Return to PST: What it means for British Columbia's restaurant industry

VANCOUVER, March 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) welcomes the move toward "food tax fairness" on April 1, when meals purchased at restaurants will return...


Mar 26, 2013, 15:33 ET Restaurant industry breathes a sigh of relief as New Brunswick delivers tough budget

FREDERICTON, March 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Restaurant and bar owners in New Brunswick are relieved the provincial budget delivered today did not increase the HST or beverage alcohol prices. The Canadian...


Mar 21, 2013, 17:43 ET Restaurateurs get good news and a red flag in today's federal budget

OTTAWA, March 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Budget 2013 addresses the tax burden, labour shortages and red tape, which are three key concerns of restaurant operators. The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices...


Mar 20, 2013, 18:52 ET Saskatchewan budget falls flat on liquor pricing inequities

REGINA, March 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Not only has Saskatchewan's budget dropped the ball on modernizing an antiquated liquor system, but it has also slammed the province's restaurant industry with a...


Mar 20, 2013, 09:45 ET CRFA launches Restaurant Protect, a specialized insurance program for foodservice establishments

TORONTO, March 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association is proud to announce a new program that will help restaurants, bars and other hospitality establishments get the...


Mar 15, 2013, 09:55 ET Tim Hortons' VP Scott Bonikowsky elected to CRFA board of directors

OAKVILLE, ON, March 15, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association welcomes Scott Bonikowsky, Vice-President, Corporate, Public & Government Affairs of Tim Hortons Inc., to its ...


Mar 11, 2013, 11:18 ET Starbucks Canada President Annie Young-Scrivner elected to CRFA board of directors

TORONTO, March 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association welcomes Annie Young-Scrivner, President, Canada for Starbucks Coffee Company, to its board of directors. She was...


Mar 11, 2013, 10:19 ET Quebec restaurateur Daniel Labonté elected to CRFA board of directors

QUEBEC CITY, March 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association welcomes Daniel Labonté, Executive Vice President of Restaurant Normandin, to its board of directors. He was...


Mar 11, 2013, 10:17 ET Quebec restaurateur Guy Laframboise elected to CRFA board of directors

MONTREAL, March 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association welcomes Guy Laframboise, President of Restaurants Subway Québec Ltée, to its board of directors. He was elected...


Mar 11, 2013, 10:13 ET Winnipeg Restaurateur Scot McTaggart elected to CRFA board of directors

WINNIPEG, March 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association welcomes Scot McTaggart, owner of fusion grill, to its board of directors. He was elected at the annual general...


Mar 11, 2013, 10:07 ET Halifax restaurateur Steve McMullin elected to CRFA board of directors

HALIFAX, March 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association welcomes Steve McMullin, Vice President Finance of Grafton Connor Group to its board of directors. He was elected...


Mar 11, 2013, 10:05 ET Winnipeg restaurateur Brad Kramble elected to CRFA board of directors

WINNIPEG, March 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association welcomes Brad Kramble, Vice President of Operations of Salisbury House of Canada Ltd., to its board of directors. ...


Mar 11, 2013, 10:02 ET Regina restaurateur Darren Carter elected to CRFA board of directors

REGINA, March 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association welcomes Darren Carter, managing partner/co-owner of Beer Bros. Gastropub & Deli plus The Willow on Wascana, to its ...


Mar 08, 2013, 11:13 ET Alberta restaurants welcome no-sales-tax commitment

EDMONTON, March 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Restaurateurs in Alberta are applauding the provincial government's budget commitment to reject introducing a new sales tax or raising taxes. Alberta's low tax...


Mar 04, 2013, 18:08 ET A&W executive Susan Senecal elected Chair of Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association

TORONTO, March 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Susan Senecal, Chief Marketing Officer of A&W Food Services Canada, was elected Chair of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) for 2013 - 2014 at...


Mar 04, 2013, 10:31 ET CRFA's 2013 Chef Survey shows variety is the trend in Canada's restaurants; Results show eclectic mix

TORONTO, March 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Variety is the hottest trend in Canadian restaurants this year, according to CRFA's annual survey of Canadian chefs. Chefs identified trends from all over the menu. The ...


Mar 04, 2013, 09:58 ET Report reinforces work underway by industry

TORONTO, March 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The restaurant industry recognizes the serious issue of childhood obesity, as outlined in the Healthy Kids Panel report released today in Ontario. The Canadian...


Feb 28, 2013, 11:52 ET CRFA launches program to help restaurants reduce environmental impact; free subscriptions in March

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association is proud to offer a new program to help restaurants reduce their impact on the environment and improve their bottom ...


Feb 21, 2013, 09:45 ET Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association partners with EpiPen® to educate members about food allergens

TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) is working with the Canadian distributor of EpiPen auto-injectors to better serve the estimated 1.3 million...