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Freshii debuts on Toronto stock market, eyes aggressive expansion plan

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The Toronto-based eatery, which specializes in customizable salads, wraps, bowls and smoothies, is aiming to have as many as 840 locations worldwide by the end of 2019. Read more

The last time Will & Kate came to Canada

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Chef Katie Mitzel treats her guests like royalty – and some even are. Read more

Pulses are moving to centre plate

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According to a number of sources – from the UN, which declared 2016 ‘The International Year of Pulses’, to Canadian celebrity chef Michael Smith, and the McCormick 2016 Flavour Forecast, pulses are a big trend for this year that shows no signs of losing steam. Read more

Safety first! How safe is what’s on your plate?

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Since the first La Popessa opened its doors in 1998, partners Michel Bourdages, Jocelyn Bergeron and Georges Blanchette have introduced strict protocols to ensure food safety across a network of 17 franchised restaurants... Read more

Are fish and seafood swimming onto your menu?

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Philman George has touched all aspects – and rungs – of foodservice, from pub dishwasher to chef/culinary manager at High Liner Foods, and all stops in between. Read more

NEWS UPDATE: Canada’s foodservices industry’s profit margins limited by sluggish Canadian economy

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As Canadians deal with weaker growth in disposable income and high levels of household debt, Canada's food service industry is expected to face challenging times in the near term. Read more

Do diners care about locally grown food?

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According to a recent survey done by Restaurants Canada and conducted by BrandSpark International, Canadian restaurant goers are less interested in locally grown food this year compared to last year. Read more

Let’s hear it for Donna Dooher!

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Donna Dooher has lived most of her life in foodservice, and has seen it all in the business. Read more

Classic sandwich shops get a gourmet update

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In Canada, classic sandwich shops are entering the modern age. Cropping up across the country are restaurants focused entirely on providing premium sandwiches to a trendy clientele. Read more

Salad ways: 6 top trends to mix up your greens

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The days of throwing some lettuce leaves together, adding a ho-hum dressing, and presenting the green mess as a side dish-afterthought are over. Read more