Grey Cup weekend exceeds expectations of Vancouver establishments
December 1, 2014
Ian Tostenson with the BC Restaurant and Food Services Association says he sat on the Grey Cup Advisory Committee and the economic impact from the event exceeded expectations.
BCRFA Statement on the Passing of Pat Quinn
November 24, 2014
On behalf of the BC Restaurant and Foodservices Associations, we send our heartfelt condolences to the Quinn family today. Pat Quinn was a man of integrity, strength, and determination.
Liquor licensing updates support tourism and B.C. businesses
November 24, 2014
Government is cutting red tape around licensing, making it easier and more cost-effective for golf courses and ski hills to expand their liquor licence areas, as a new batch of Liquor Policy Review updates is rolled out.
Latest liquor changes good for consumers, small businesses
November 19, 2014
The latest changes to B.C.’s liquor policy will offer greater consumer choice and convenience, support small- and medium-sized breweries to grow and expand, and ensure fair and equitable wholesale pricing for the retail industry.
Small business week: It’s hard work, but a joy, say restaurateurs
October 30, 2014
Ian Tostenson, president and chief executive officer of the B.C. Restaurant Association, said the industry is rebounding after the 2008 recession, which saw the number of restaurants drop to 11,500 from 12,000.
BC Hydro issues new warning to customers about telephone scam
October 29, 2014
Fraudsters posing as BC Hydro employees continue to contact customers across British Columbia by telephone in an attempt to steal money from residents and small businesses — particularly restaurants.
Governments of Canada and B.C. launch the Canada Job Grant to help British Columbians get jobs
October 24, 2014
It was announced today that employers in British Columbia can now apply for the Canada Job Grant, an innovative, employer-driven approach to help Canadians gain the skills they need for available jobs.
Where do Canadians like to eat?
October 2, 2014
For the traditional beef burger approximately 30% of Canadians named A&W as delivering the "Best-Tasting Burger" in Canada, making it the category winner in a category with many competitors.
BCRFA partners with PayWith to launch world's first mobile reward program for restaurant and foodservice industry
September 30, 2014
PayWith Inc., a Vancouver-based mobile payments, rewards, and marketing company, has partnered with the British Columbia Restaurant and Food Services Association (BCRFA) to launch the "BCRFA Industry Card" app – the world's first mobile perks and rewards program for the restaurant and foodservice industry