About Restaurants Canada

Restaurants Canada is a national, not-for-profit member-based trade association advancing the potential of Canada’s diverse and dynamic foodservice industry through member programs, research, advocacy, resources and events.

Canada’s foodservice sector is a $95 billion industry that serves 22 million customers across the country every day. As the fourth-largest private-sector employer, Canadian foodservice directly employs 1.2 million people, and indirectly supports another 290,000+ jobs in related industries, with $32 billion in food and beverage products purchased every year.

OUR VISION:  Vibrant and thriving restaurant and foodservice communities across Canada.

OUR MISSION: The champion that unites our industry and fuels success through Advocacy, Connection, and Support.


Our Corporate Values are our association’s guiding beliefs. They define who we are and how we run our association. They guide our work, our actions, and our interactions. They provide a thoughtful filter for how we make big and small decisions, how we work towards our goals, and how we serve our communities. We also recognize that our values have an impact on ourselves, our colleagues, our members and brand, and on the communities that we serve. Living our Corporate Values, in all they we do, enables us to be responsible stewards of Canada’s restaurant and foodservice industry.


We put our members first and are personally committed to the overall success and wellbeing of our association. We keep the promises that we make and take personal responsibility for our actions and results.


We promote equity and strive to reflect and be informed by the diversity of our industry, it’s owners, operators, employees and customers. We are a people-centric association that creates a sense of inclusion in all that we do to ensure that positive relationships emerge within our communities and amongst our employees and members of various backgrounds.


We understand that we are stronger together so we partner, consult, cooperate, support, and share to unite and serve our communities better. We consider the impact of our decisions on others and invite input and feedback to test our thinking.


We embrace new ideas by encouraging thoughtful analysis, creative thinking, and differing views as catalysts for growth. We are curious about our industry, our members, and ourselves and are always growing and learning for the betterment of the association and communities we serve.


We recognize the importance of personal behaviour in creating trust and we are consistent, forthcoming, transparent and honest in all of our communications, actions, and interactions.


We know that joy fuels success so we create opportunities for meaningful work and contributions, we focus on positive experiences, and we provide acknowledgment in recognition of our impact. 

Groupex Canada

Restaurants Canada is the owner of Groupex, a group buying program for independent restaurant operators. Proceeds from Groupex support our work on behalf of Canada’s restaurant industry.