British Columbia Restaurant & Foodservices Association

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BCRFA Industry News

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


Industry Recognizes Exemplary Contributions at the 2014 BC Restaurant Hall of Fame

July 8, 2014

This year the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a list of some of the province’s most innovative and dedicated industry leaders that contribute to BC’s world –class restaurant scene.


Pubs and Bars Deserve Level Playing Field 

July 7, 2014

The BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association appears to be doing a better job lobbying the province on behalf of the restaurant industry than their counterparts for pub and bar owners, ABLE, the Alliance of Beverage Licensees. 


Happy Hours and Minimum Pricing Take Effect in BC 

June 20th, 2014

We are pleased to announce that after considerable discussions, the Provincial Government has opened the doors to happy hours and implement minimum drink pricing effective today.


What you need to know regarding TFWP reforms. Please click here

June 20th, 2014
"Today Employment Minister Jason Kenney announced reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).
June 17th, 2014
Tostenson was blown away last Friday by the atmosphere and crowds in Yaletown during the noontime Spain-Netherlands match."

Trends Report: Gaga Over Gluten-Free
June 12th, 2014
"After a four-year reign as the hottest menu trend, local food has been dethroned by gluten-free/food allergy conscious in Restaurants Canada’s 2014 Chef Survey."
"Please do not approve Bylaw 280, it is flawed and limits our industry's choices for progress toward zero waste. "It also imposes financial, operational and practical challenges on an industry that continues to be faces with increasing red tape and regulation"


Industry is saddened by the passing of The Keg Founder, George Tidball
June 5th, 2014

"George was a true pioneer in the restaurant industry. It was George that envisioned, created and inspired The Keg as we know it:The Keg Culture, The Keg Spirit, The Keg Good Times. George’s inspiration and legacy will continue to live on for years to come"

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