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Nov 02, 2012, 12:24 ET Quebec restaurateurs meet with Minister Maxime Bernier

OTTAWA, Nov. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Quebec business leaders Michael Aronovici, Daniel Cousineau and Daniel Labonté were part of a delegation that met with Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism...


Oct 25, 2012, 10:32 ET Canada's restaurant industry adds more than 33,000 jobs

TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian restaurants, bars and caterers created 33,891 new jobs between January and August 2012 compared to a year earlier. The restaurant industry is the...


Oct 04, 2012, 11:23 ET Restaurant sales to climb 4.1% annually over next five years

TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Rising disposable income and a growing population will boost restaurant sales in Canada by an annual average of 4.1% over the next five years. According to a new report...


Oct 03, 2012, 12:13 ET Government tax coffers get richer, restaurants foot the bill

REGINA, Oct. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Saskatchewan's decision to raise the minimum wage for the fifth time in five years is a major disappointment for the province's restaurateurs. "Unfortunately, government...


Sep 26, 2012, 07:00 ET Survey shows red tape and commercial taxes are top election issues for Halifax restaurateurs

HALIFAX, Sept. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Frustration around red tape, commercial taxes and City Hall's lack of understanding about small business is running high among Halifax's restaurant community as...


Sep 06, 2012, 12:12 ET Alberta Foodservice Expo comes to town, Sept. 9 - 10

New products and ideas on display for $9-billion restaurant industry that employs 130,000 Albertans EDMONTON, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ -As Alberta's economy continues to boom, the province's restaurant...


Sep 05, 2012, 10:17 ET Culinary trends spice up the Alberta Foodservice Expo, Sept. 9 - 10

EDMONTON, Sept. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Alberta's chefs and cooks will be showing off the latest culinary trends and ideas at the 2012 Alberta Foodservice Expo, Sept. 9 - 10 at the Edmonton Expo Centre....


Jul 31, 2012, 11:29 ET Longer lead time for penny phase-out welcomed by restaurateurs

TORONTO, July 31, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) commends the federal government for responding to concerns about how to "turn off the tap" when it comes to...


Jul 16, 2012, 09:47 ET Canadian restaurateurs cautiously optimistic amidst global economic uncertainty

TORONTO, July 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Guarded optimism prevails as 40% of restaurant operators expect sales to gather speed in the next six months - up slightly from 38% in the first quarter and a subdued...


Jul 11, 2012, 11:46 ET CRFA upgrades restaurant sales forecast to 4.2% growth in 2012

TORONTO, July 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Restaurant sales are in better shape this year than expected. According to the latest forecast by the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA), annual...


Jun 27, 2012, 10:23 ET Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association - Open letter to Premier Kathy Dunderdale on Bill 37

87% of Atlantic Canadians support a secret ballot vote when forming a union, a right that has been taken away by NL government TORONTO, June 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Dear Premier: I am writing to express our ...


Jun 21, 2012, 12:46 ET Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association partners with National Restaurant Association to launch Conserve initiative in Canada

TORONTO, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) and the National Restaurant Association (NRA) have signed an agreement to launch a Canadian version of the...


Jun 06, 2012, 10:30 ET An Open Letter to Members of Parliament Re: Bill C-311

TORONTO, June 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Open Letter To Members of Parliament House of Commons Parliament Buildings Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Dear Member of Parliament: The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices...


Jun 05, 2012, 12:15 ET Restaurateur Vikram Vij elected to CRFA board of directors

VANCOUVER, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ -The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association welcomes Vancouver chef and restaurateur Vikram Vij to its board of directors. Vij is the owner of Vij's Restaurant ...


Jun 05, 2012, 11:52 ET CARA Operations' Don Robinson elected to Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association board of directors

TORONTO, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association welcomes Don Robinson, President and CEO of CARA Operations, to its board of directors. CARA, headquartered in...


Jun 05, 2012, 11:38 ET CRFA welcomes Stephanie Jones as new Vice President, Ontario

TORONTO, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Garth Whyte, President and CEO of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association, is pleased to announce that Stephanie Jones has moved into the role of Vice...


Jun 05, 2012, 11:15 ET Restaurateur Mike Yasinski elected to CRFA board of directors

EDMONTON, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association welcomes Mike Yasinski, President of Hudsons Canadian Tap House, to its board of directors. Yasinski has more than...


May 28, 2012, 08:01 ET Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association meets in St. John's

ST. JOHN'S, May 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Restaurateurs from across Canada are meeting in St. John's this week, as the city plays host to the spring board meetings of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices...


May 24, 2012, 16:05 ET Open letter from restaurant industry on Canadian Government's $12-million hand-out to frozen pizza manufacturer

TORONTO, May 24, 2012 /CNW/ - May 24, 2012 The Honourable Gerry Ritz, PC, MP Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 1341 Baseline Road Tower 7, Floor 9, Room 149...


May 24, 2012, 15:01 ET CRFA welcomes government clarity on EI plans

TORONTO, May 24, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association supports actions announced by the federal government today that will better connect workers to available jobs and...


May 17, 2012, 11:53 ET CRFA supports EI changes that promote employment

TORONTO, May 17, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) applauds government's efforts to address two pressing concerns for the restaurant industry - the shortage of...


May 14, 2012, 18:37 ET Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association Welcomes B.C. PST Legislation

VANCOUVER, May 14, 2012 /CNW/ - British Columbia's restaurant industry welcomes new legislation that brings the province closer towards the improved Provincial Sales Tax system that will replace the...


Apr 30, 2012, 18:26 ET Restaurateurs applaud improvements to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

TORONTO, April 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's restaurant industry welcomes two changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program that will cut red tape for many employers facing labour shortages. The...


Apr 30, 2012, 10:51 ET Canadian restaurateurs more optimistic for 2012

TORONTO, April 30, 2012 /CNW/ - After a lacklustre start to the year, nearly 40% of restaurant owners expect sales to pick up steam over the next six months, according to the latest Restaurant...


Apr 24, 2012, 15:32 ET Newfoundland budget does little to feed restaurant industry growth

ST. JOHN'S, April 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Although today's budget includes steps to reduce program spending, government is still forecasting a deficit and growing debt - and plans to do little to help the...