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.
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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"