Last Thursday, Wild Wing founder and CEO Rick Smiciklas did everything from wiping down tables to making drinks on Undercover Boss Canada. Disguised as ‘Angelo’ from Chicago, Ill., Smiciklas wore a wig and jeans that didn’t fit and had his teeth moulded.
Frank O’Dea, co-founder of the Second Cup franchise system, will be this year’s keynote speaker at PropertyGuys.com’s National Conference. Currently the chair of AGSI Global, a developer of ‘green housing,’ O’Dea has been involved in several business ventures and charitable organizations.
To commemorate Pizza Hut Canada reaching 100,000 Facebook fans, the franchisor has created perfume that reportedly smells like a fresh pizza box being opened. What began as a Facebook postturned into a contest for the first 110 fans to share their desire to use the scent as a perfume.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) talk show host George Stroumboulopoulos will participate in the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association’s (CRFA’s) Breakfast with Champions on March 5, 2013.
Last month, Flip Flop Shops partnered with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in a campaign to raise money for research and to promote awareness among customers. With a minimum $5 donation (going directly to the foundation), customers received a pair of pink Sanük Ibiza sandals.
For the first time, McDonald’s Canada front-line employees were able to securely wear poppies for Remembrance Day, thanks to the new silicone pin-holders. In the past, supporting Canada’s veterans with poppies has been a challenge for the food-service industry, due to the safety risk of straight pins.