Baskin-Robbins signs largest ever franchise development agreement in Vancouver and Calgary markets

Baskin-Robbins signs largest ever franchise development agreement in Vancouver and Calgary markets

The new Baskin-Robbins in Surrey, BC is one of 25 locations to be opened through a new franchise development agreement with McMaster Group Holdings. Baskin-Robbins is planning an expansion of 25 new shops in the Vancouver and Calgary markets due to a franchise development agreement signed with real estate and franchise operator, McMaster Group Holdings. … Read more

How Canada’s fragile food supply chain is being disrupted

How Canada’s fragile food supply chain is being disrupted

Employees restock shelves at Fiesta Farms independent grocery in Toronto on Jan. 20. The Omicron variant has resulted in grocers reporting labor shortages of up to 20 per cent at larger chains, and 25 to 30 per cent at independent grocers.Christopher Katsarov/The Globe and Mail Thinly stocked produce shelves. Handwritten signs apologizing for empty freezer … Read more

Plan your summer vacation like a local with hand-picked guides to 11 Canadian cities

Plan your summer vacation like a local with hand-picked guides to 11 Canadian cities

Wondering where to travel this summer? As flight delays and luggage chaos continues at airports across the country, and gas prices continuing to soar, the least stressful (and most economical) getaways this season might be close to home. With that in mind, we asked locals in major Canadian cities from coast to coast to recommend … Read more

Old favourites and new oddities: Culinary attractions are an integral part of Calgary Stampede

Old favourites and new oddities: Culinary attractions are an integral part of Calgary Stampede

Phanor Viera, left, and Carolina Viera De La Torre outside the Arepas Ranch food truck at the Calgary Stampede grounds on June 7. Arepas Ranch is a family-run business that serves traditional Venezuelan food.Gavin John/The Globe and Mail With Stampede season under way fully for the first time since 2019, the quirky and vast realm … Read more

Creative thinker designed a classic Toronto Red Rocket streetcar

Creative thinker designed a classic Toronto Red Rocket streetcar

Claude Gidman died on April 21 of natural causes.Courtesy of the Family Claude Gidman, a designer whose work shaped items as ubiquitous as the streetcar used in Toronto for decades, a Brita water-filter jug ​​and the garbage can for a fast-food chain, has died. He was 87. According to his family, he died on April … Read more

Alberta’s festivals come roaring back for summer

Alberta’s festivals come roaring back for summer

Owner Arlen Smith at The Palomino in Calgary on June 9.TODD ​​KOROL/Todd Korol/The Globe and Mail Some of Alberta’s biggest music festivals are gearing up to return to full-scale events for the first time in three years. While major events such as Calgary Folk Fest, Calgary Stampede and Sled Island did endure in some reduced … Read more

Odd Burger to open first location in Vancouver, B.C.Canadian Business Franchise

Odd Burger to open first location in Vancouver, B.C.Canadian Business Franchise

::this post ID is 24318::::in categories of ..Food Services….News..:: Home > News > Odd Burger to open first location in Vancouver, BC Odd Burger has signed an agreement to bring its first location to Vancouver, and is also putting the final details on a new store in Victoria. Vegan fast food chain Odd Burger has … Read more

RBC to hike pay 3 per cent for lower-paid employees as fight for talent intensifies

RBC to hike pay 3 per cent for lower-paid employees as fight for talent intensifies

Royal Bank of Canada RY-T is raising base pay by 3 per cent for its lower-paid employees as part of a $200-million spending package that aims to fend off fierce competition for talent by improving salaries and benefits. The unusual increase takes effect on July 1, and applies to all employees in a range of … Read more

Blue Jay Sessions to pop up in Calgary with a holiday twist November 18-21

Blue Jay Sessions to pop up in Calgary with a holiday twist November 18-21

Do you hear what we hear? We’re looking forward to getting into the holiday spirit next month when Blue Jay Sessions returns for another fun popup full of music and festive food and drinks for a great cause. Blue Jay Sessions: Holiday Edition will feature 24 Canadian musicians over the course of four days at … Read more