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  • Battle between police and Coquitlam, B.C. Cactus Club over surveillance video February 28, 2024 9:39 pm Global News The province of B.C. has stepped in to alter a business liquor licence after one location of a popular restaurant chain initially refused to provide its surveillance video to RCMP following a recent shooting outside its premises. When gun violence plays …
  • Chick-fil-A to expand in Alberta with three new outlets February 21, 2024 10:10 am Verdict Food Service American fast-food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A is set to bolster its presence in Alberta, Canada, with the opening of three new restaurants in 2024. The company plans to open 20 outlets in the province by 2030. Chick-fil-A International vice-president …
  • Prince Harry and Meghan dine at a legendary Vancouver restaurant during visit February 16, 2024 10:14 pm Prince George Citizen British royalty collided with Canadian restaurant and music royalty. British royalty collided with Canadian restaurant (and music!) royalty in a most delicious way this week, as visitors Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, dined at one of Vancouver…
  • RBI Chairman Patrick Doyle Fulfills Promise to Accelerate Franchisee Profitability February 13, 2024 4:33 pm QSR Magazine RBI chairman Patrick Doyle entered the company at the end of 2022 on a mission to improve franchisee profitability across the portfolio. With a full year under his belt, the executive already has more than enough data to back up his promise. The company …
  • Your February Dallas Food Guide Has Fried Olives, Restaurant Relocations, and New Openings February 1, 2024 7:25 pm D Magazine - Texas Most people scale back on eating out in January. The food team at D did not get that memo. We ate out several times a week in January, getting a taste of new menu items and exciting flavors. There was plenty of moving and shaking in the food industry, too. …
  • Value-driven combo meals more popular outside the U.S. January 31, 2024 10:07 pm Restaurant Business Magazine Value-priced combo meals are more of a draw in certain parts of the world than others. |Photo: Shutterstock. Restaurants around the world try to lure customers with meal deals at a value price. But those combo meals that include an entree and/or side …
  • St. Louis Bar & Grill selects Taxi as new AOR January 29, 2024 6:24 pm Strategy Canadian restaurant and sports bar chain St. Louis Bar & Grill has tapped Taxi to handle its creative work as its new AOR. The agreement positions Taxi to spearhead the restaurant’s brand positioning and identity redesign, which is planned to begin in …
  • Remembering those we lost too soon January 27, 2024 1:33 pm Winnipeg Free Press Opinion “The Winnipeg Police Service so far had classified Wednesday’s altercation as a ‘death investigation.’ It said Vogiatzakis and another man got into an altercation outside the restaurant at about 5:30 p.m.” Free Press, Jan 26, 2024. It’s 2 a.m. on …
  • Another buzzy chef is poised to open shop in L.A. despite past harassment allegation January 26, 2024 7:56 pm La Canada Valley Sun Rob Gentile is just about to open West Hollywood’s “most exciting” new Italian restaurant. Construction is nearly finished. The menu is being created. In the space that used to house old-school Italian joint Madeo, Gentile will be serving up Italian food …
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs partners SoundHound for voice AI ordering January 25, 2024 10:14 am Verdict Food Service US-based sandwich chain Jersey Mike’s Subs has partnered with Soundhound AI to implement a voice AI (artificial intelligence) ordering system for customer phone orders. The platform can understand natural human speech, enabling customers to place orders …

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