Long-time workers in the industry say when this is all over, the food service industry will have drastically changed in ways both good and bad. Many restaurants, especially small ones owned by chefs or families, will have closed, impacting their suppliers as well. But workers hope some of the vulnerabilities of their industry will be remedied. >> COVID-19-related; Restaurant; Entrepreneurship.
Canadian pizza chain Pizza Nova is facing a multimillion-dollar class action claiming its independently owned franchises misclassified delivery drivers as independent contractors and failed to pay them minimum wage. In what the lawsuit calls a “systemic breach” of provincial employment laws, delivery drivers at 140 Pizza Nova stores across Ontario were denied “appropriate compensation” and protections because they were not classified as employees, according to the statement of claim. >> Driving-local delivery; Restaurant
As restaurants, bars and other businesses shut their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, laying off tens of thousands of people, there are other industries in the city looking to hire workers — and they're not just retail and cashier jobs. >> COVID-19-related; Accounting and finance; IT (Information technology); Retail
COVID-19 is highlighting how much we depend on a whole constellation of ... humble occupations. Millions of so-called “low skill” workers are ... indispensable to our well-being, possibly even our survival. And unlike those of us who can work from home and make other adjustments to survive the lockdown, these workers can’t. They have to keep working: both to earn income (most wouldn’t even qualify for Employment Insurance), and to serve us. >> Driving-local delivery; Early childhood care and development; Restaurant; Retail; COVID-19-related
Inspired by the feasts they would serve to visiting friends, a married couple who settled in the small community of Winkler, Manitoba in 2009 and 2011, took the plunge last year and opened their own Filipino restaurant, Cucina Filipinas. The mayor of Winkler, says success stories like theirs were possible because "the acceptance of the immigrant community has been absolutely phenomenal." >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship
The story of a newcomer who opened Amado's Pita, a Lebanese restaurant, bakery and grocery store in Regina, in 2005. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship.
Starting over in a new city is not easy, let alone an entirely new country, but a newcomer from Syria is proving that with a little help and determination, anything is possible. >> Restaurant, Entrepreneurship
Until recently, Syrian food was hard to come by in Toronto. But that's starting to change, thanks to the recent influx of more than 40,000 Syrian refugees to Canada — including around 11,000 in Toronto, where Syrian cuisine is beginning to take root. >> Catering, Food preparation and service, Restaurant, Entrepreneurship
An Afghani refugee couple, who own Jamila's Kitchen and Grill in Coquitlam, B.C. have placed a sign outside that reads, 'No Money, No Worries. We love to serve our community. We will provide free food for those who do not have money. Please ask inside.' >> Restaurant
Syrian newcomers celebrate first anniversary of restaurant they opened in Edmonton in Dec, 2018. >> Restaurant; Entrepreneurship