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Good Earth sets sights on Ontario

TORONTO — Good Earth Coffeehouse has opened its first Ontario franchise location. Created by founders Nan Eskenazi and Michael Going, the Calgary-based brand moved into the province with a corporate unit at the Ottawa airport in 2015. The first Toronto

Jonathan Gushue partners with Catalyst137 to open Graffiti

KITCHENER, Ont. — Chef Jonathan Gushue and Ryan Lloyd-Craig are planning to adapt the definition of restaurant to accommodate an evolving workforce. Under the Ignite Restaurant Group Canada banner, Gushue and Lloyd-Craig partnered to open The Berlin in

Ocean Wise executive chef a finalist in the Seafood Champion Award for Advocacy

Vancouver, B.C. —Ned Bell, Ocean Wise executive chef at the Vancouver Aquarium and founder of Chefs for Oceans, is one of four finalists for the 2017 Seafood Champion Award for Advocacy, announced by SeaWeb. The annual Seafood Champion Awards, now in its

The next step for Frankie Fettuccine

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — When chef Frank Mazzonetto embarked on creating the concept for the Frankie Fettuccine Food Truck, he included an end goal in his five-year business plan: a brick and mortar restaurant. “The original plan for the truck was a restau

KFC Canada rolls out new design

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — KFC Canada unveiled its new restaurant design at the opening of a Mississauga location in mid-February. The 2,500-square-foot location at 6055 Creditview Rd. features “authentic, handcrafted elements,” such as reclaimed wood, tri

Future foodservice leaders lauded

TORONTO — Future hospitality leaders were encouraged to pay it forward at a recent ceremony for the Ontario Hostelry Institute’s (OHI) 2017 Top 30 Under 30. “Many of the people who nominated you were previous winners,” said Bruce McAdams, assistan

Todd Perrin to open ‘Mallard Condo’ in Toronto

St. John’s, NFLD — On the heels of his success with Mallard Cottage in the historic fishing village of Quidi Vidi, chef Todd Perrin is embarking on a new venture in a new province. Mallard Condo will open somewhere on King Street West in Toronto later

Terroir celebrates gastronomy in the Great White North

TORONTO — The 11th annual Terroir Symposium is turning its focus to its native gastronomy. The Canadian-focused seminars align with Canada’s sesquicentennial , a time when the country is focusing on its strengths, achievements and diversity. “We’v

A&W launches new restaurant model

TORONTO — AW has launched a new restaurant model as well as a growth plan aimed at recruiting 200 new franchisees by 2020 to the quick service chain. AW currently has more than 860 locations throughout Canada and is the second largest quick service chai

Here’s how a family of Bobs inspired a coffee shop concept

TORONTO — A childhood memory has helped name a new coffee shop concept in Davenport Village. While brainstorming names for the new business, owner Mark Bacci recalled a memory of a friend’s father’s employee. “When I was a teenager my friend’s f

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