By Javed Mufti
After I moved from Toronto to Vancouver for a change in lifestyle, I was surprised to discover it would be possible to enjoy a long and financially rewarding career in the full-service restaurant industry.
The recently announced 2015 federal government budget satisfied Restaurants Canada with its focus on resolving labour shortages, but the food-service industry association says more should have been done to address other issues facing restaurant operators.
By Jacquie De Almeida Mike Cordoba has fond memories of visiting Mr. Mikes Steakhouse as a child. Growing up in North Vancouver, his family regularly visited the eatery known for its bottomless salad bar and cafeteria-style service. When the cook called out an order number, the customer picked up their steak on a tray. No-frills dining, for sure, but unpretentious was in.
Throughout May, casual restaurant franchise system Browns Socialhouse opened three new locations in Grande Prairie, Alta., Langford, B.C., and Yorkton, Sask., bringing its tally up to 26 restaurants across the country.
Jeff Young, a Canadian franchising veteran, has joined the Ricky’s All Day Grill and Fatburger restaurant chains as senior vice-president (SVP) of real estate and franchise development to help them grow further in Canada.