Print

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC (September 17, 2019) — Local institution Pizzeria Farina brings its beloved brand of Northern Italian cuisine across Burrard Inlet when it opens the doors on Farina a Legna in the heart of North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale District at 119 2nd Street East this Thursday, September 19.

Open from 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday with late night happy hour beginning at 9 p.m., Farina a Legna (Italian for ‘flour on wood’) will offer an authentic Italian experience in a full-service ristorante with seating for 50. The space also features a grocery with handmade dry pasta, olive oil and assorted dry goods for purchase as well as a licensed streetside patio and waiting area for guests seeking take-out options.

The menu draws inspiration from sister restaurants Ask For Luigi and Di Beppe in a variety of insalate like burrata caprese and gli spinachiantipasti such as polpette a legna, and other fare that changes with the seasons like risi e bisi and pesto Genovese.

The main focus of the menu is centered around a selection of Northern Italian-style hand-tossed pizze prepared in a brick, wood-fired oven that is kept at a lower temperature of 600 degrees Fahrenheit (rather than traditional Napolitana-style pizza at 900 plus degrees Fahrenheit) to achieve a lighter and slightly crispy crust, but with a good chew. The pizze menu features favourites from the Main Street location as well as new additions like: OrtolanaBosciaola, and Prosciutto & Arugula.

In addition to a range of espresso-based beverages, Farina a Legna also offers a bar that features local craft beer and Prosecco on tap, housemade, bottled aperitivi such as Aperol spritzes, biciclettas and negronis in addition to vermouth and grappa, and Italian wine available by the glass and bottle.

Farina a Legna’s back-of-house team is led by Executive Chef Alessandro Vianello (Pourhouse) and Chef de Cuisine Jeffrey Tang, who moves to the new location from the kitchen at the original Farina location, while Angela Dean (Ask For Luigi) will oversee front-of-house operations as general manager.

“This is an exciting new addition to the Farina family,” says Vianello, who drew inspiration for the menu from his Northern Italian heritage and also spent part of his childhood growing up in North Vancouver. “I’m excited to bring some longtime menu favourites from our Main Street location to a North Shore neighbourhood that’s very familiar to me and also add a new, wood-fired flavour to the Farina menu.”

In terms of décor, Craig Stanghetta of Ste. Marie Design — the firm behind such award-winning restaurants as Como Taperia, Ask For Luigi and Savio Volpe — provided authentic, Italian-inspired elements like tin ceiling tiles, touches of natural wood, marble and copper, and a colour palette that intersperses mint, indigo and splashes of red. Local antiques dealer Scott Landon of Scott Landon Antiques & Interiors also provided curios, photos and vintage pieces that add to the old-country feel that echoes throughout the space.

Farina a Legna is the latest project for the Kitchen Table Restaurants hospitality group that also owns and operates the original Pizzeria Farina location on Main Street, Gastown cocktail-and-comfort-food hotspot Pourhouse, caffé-by-day, ristorante-by-night Di Beppe, and casual Italian eatery Ask For Luigi in the Railtown Design district.

For more information on Pizzeria Farina or to stay up to date on all the latest developments, go to pizzeriafarina.com, become a fan of /pizzeriafarina on Facebook and follow @pizzeriafarina on Instagram.

 
Print

VANCOUVER, B.C. - August 29th, 2019 - International Pacific Sales Ltd. (IPS) today unveiled their new logo, company Vision, Purpose, and Mission to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary. Since 1969, IPS, a second generation family enterprise, has been a sales agency representing food and non-food manufacturers in both food service and retail markets with coverage across Western Canada. This year marks their 50th year in business, which they will be celebrating alongside their Principals, Employees, Family, and Customers. The company revealed their fresh look today by launching a new logo and website, featuring their services in Marketing Management, Sales Management, Business Management, and Culinary Expertise.

“I’m thrilled to be able to carry on this legacy that was founded in 1969 by my parents, Michael and Shirley Driscoll,” said Laura Driscoll, CEO. “We’re eager to move the company forward, while maintaining the family legacy, with our new brand. The team and I are bullish to continue to lead in food service and retail sales, bringing the industry our best work everyday.”

When the company was founded in 1969, they searched for 25 years for the core of their brand. They found their soul when they adopted a logo of the bull - representing strength, optimism, aggressiveness, stability and leadership. The new company logo launched, to celebrate the 50th anniversary, preserved the bull and incorporated more of their personality into what they represent every day - passion, knowledge, awareness, talent, respect, fun, innovation, leadership, and integrity - through a colour change and a new typography. The updated colour will also represent trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, and intelligence for the company.

As the team looks to the future, they also revised their Vision, and company Purpose to reflect changes in an innovative and thriving industry. Their new Vision statement reads: To be Western Canada’s #1 Foodservice and Retail Sales Agency by providing unparalleled sales, exceptional service and industry expertise to all our business partners. Their Purpose is to Uncover new opportunities and offer solutions for our partners to thrive. Their newly released logo, Purpose, Vision, and Mission capture the past, present, and future of the company.

“Having been a leader in the industry since its conception, IPS could not be better positioned to continue this momentum and to serve customers with the best service the industry has to offer,” said IPS President, Blake Davidson. “We’re excited about this change and look forward to the next 50 years of partnerships, collaborations, and growth.” 

 
Print

TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Many Canadians are joining one of the fastest growing diet trends in the world - keto. Just as plant-based meat alternatives have disrupted the meat industry - Unbun Foods has started to replace traditional gluten-free bakery products in the QSR (quick service restaurant) industry with its range of grain-free, keto friendly buns, baguettes, tortillas and pizza crusts.

Unbun Foods, Canada's leader in creating innovative certified keto, paleo, dairy-free, grain-free and gluten-free bakery products, announced today the launch of the Keto Bun at MR.SUB locations nationwide.

Aligning with the iconic sandwich restaurant's menu, including better-for-you Raised Without Antibiotics meats (the first in the Canadian national sandwich category to introduce RWA options), MR.SUB will be the first sub sandwich chain to offer Keto Buns by Unbun - joining trailblazing partners in the QSR industry, such as The Burger's Priest and BurgerIM, to offer a guilt-free, certified keto, paleo bun. MR.SUB costumers will be able to swap out a traditional bun on any small sub with the Keto Bun for just $2.29 + tax. The healthy, low-carb alternative contains 6g net carbs, 16g fibre, 16g protein, and only 110-160 calories.

"At Unbun we are obsessed with innovation in order to provide our customers with better-for-you bread alternatives, so they never have to compromise quality. Our products not only taste good, but are good for you," says Gus Klemos, Founder of Unbun Foods, the company behind Keto Buns at all restaurants in Canada and the US. "We are proud to be partnering with MR.SUB as real innovators and disruptors in their industry to provide Keto Buns across the country starting today. Now all Canadians have the opportunity to enjoy a MR.SUB sub sandwich without the guilt."

"Since 1968, MR.SUB has been catering to Canadians' ever-evolving tastes. We are thrilled to now offer a wide range of menu items that offer new variety as well as address the requirements of those with alternative dietary lifestyles," says Nicole Johnston, Director of Marketing, MR.SUB. "We tested these items in select locations this spring and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We're confident Canadians will love the latest additions to the menu."

From humble beginnings operating out of a one- bedroom condo selling into three Toronto locations to now over 1,800 locations across North America in only 18 months – Unbun Foods was born from a mission to satisfy founder Gus Klemos' insatiable craving for a burger without the guilt and empty carbs. Not satisfied with the limited options available, Gus took to his own kitchen to create a product that was healthy and actually tasted good. With the rising popularity of low-carb diets, such as paleo and ketogenic, he identified an opportunity to appease these markets, along with the gluten-free, grain-free, and general health-conscious community.

With Unbun products gaining praise and notoriety in such a short period, the brand's first major success was an exclusive opportunity with popular burger joint, The Burger's Priest, who offered the first and only publicly announced gluten-free bun option. From then on the growth was rapid, and demand grew cross-borders in 2018 with Unbun expanding to 200 locations across the US in premium burger chain BurgerIM. Starting this October, Unbun will be rolling out its keto friendly pizza crusts nationally to...

"All I can say at this time is that it's Canada's largest pizza chain." - According to Klemos.

 
Print

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Sept. 11, 2019 /CNW/ - On Monday, Canada's beloved quick-service restaurant MR.SUB launched a new, evolved, menu that caters to all types of guests. Capitalizing on the rising popularity of plant-based meat alternatives and consumer's changing eating behaviours, MR.SUB is proud to now offer two delicious 'Mighty Meatless' subs that don't compromise on taste, texture or nutritional value - 0% meat 100% delicious.

Vegetarians and flexitarians - or even meat-eaters looking to add some variety to their diet - are invited to try the new gardein® Meatless Meatball* and Tex-Mex Black Bean Subs* at MR.SUB locations across Canada. These new sub sandwiches are plant-based, nutrient-rich, and high in protein and healthy fats. In addition, MR.SUB has launched a new keto bun* as a low-carb alternative to traditional sub buns. The new additions have been successfully taste-tested at 12 locations in Ontario, receiving resoundingly positive feedback across the board.*

"Since 1968, MR.SUB has been catering to Canadians' ever-evolving tastes. We are thrilled to now offer a wide range of menu items that offer new variety as well as address the requirements of those with alternative dietary lifestyles," says Nicole Johnston, Director of Marketing, MR.SUB. "We tested these items in select locations this spring and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We're confident Canadians will love the latest additions to the menu."

"A partnership with MR.SUB was an obvious choice for gardein®, as our companies were both founded by Canadians and we share the same passionate approach," said Ian Roberts, VP & General Manager, Conagra. "gardein® was the brainchild of a Canadian chef who wanted to harness the power of vegetables to make great tasting plant-based food. Twenty-five years later, gardein® offers a breadth of options that appeal to a range of customer tastes. The new gardein® Meatless Meatball Sub is a delicious plant-based option that everyone can enjoy. Along with MR.SUB we aim to satisfy consumers' growing appetite for tasty plant-based proteins for any meal occasion."

The quick-service restaurant chain has also launched a keto bun as a substitute for those who still want to enjoy a MR.SUB sandwich but follow the keto lifestyle. The keto bun provides a great low carb, grain-free and/or a gluten-friendly option that tastes great - it's a no-grainer!

"At Unbun we are obsessed with innovation in order to provide our customers with better-for-you bread alternatives so they never have to compromise quality. Our products not only taste good, but are good for you," says Gus Klemos, founder of Unbun Foods the company behind Keto Buns at all restaurants in Canada and the US. "We are proud to be partnering with MR.SUB as trailblazers to provide Keto Buns across the country starting this week.  Now all Canadians have the opportunity to enjoy a MR.SUB sub sandwich without the guilt.

For more information, visit https://mrsub.ca/

*Notes to Editors

gardein® Meatless Meatball Sub

  • The result of a partnership with gardein®, a supplier of premium plant-based proteins, this sub includes gardein® meatless meatballs, iconic MR.SUB cheese and marinara sauce
  • Small $6.69 Large $9.59 (pricing varies regionally)

Tex-Mex Black Bean Sub

  • This sub is made with black bean bites, MR.SUB cheese, green peppers, red onions, lettuce, tomatoes, hot banana peppers, and Southwest Chipotle sauce
  • Small $6.69 Large $9.59 (pricing varies regionally)

Keto Bun

  • The result of a partnership with Unbun Foods and is made with Almond flours, eggs and additional ingredients to make it lower in carbohydrates and higher in fat
  • Small $2.29
 
Print

TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2019 /CNW/ - McDonald's Canada will host its third annual McDelivery celebration on Thursday, September 19, 2019, encouraging Canadians from coast-to-coast to enjoy a well-deserved night in. Whether it be with family, friends, colleagues or solo, McDonald's is ramping up their McDelivery Night In celebrations with the launch of the McDelivery Night In line, an exclusive loungewear and accessories collection – featuring plush loungewear, socks, hoodies and more – designed to perfectly complement a night in with your favourite McDonald's menu items.

Starting today at 10:00 a.m., the exclusive McDelivery Night In line will be available for consumer purchase, through a partnership with Canadian retail and e-commerce shop Drake General Store. Known for its curation of fun, whimsical goods, this platform makes the McDelivery Night In line accessible to Canadian shoppers.

Limited inventory of this exclusive merchandise will be available for purchase through Drake General Store's online shop or in person at its flagship location in Toronto, located at 1151 Queen Street West, while supplies last. To view the whole collection click here.

NIGHT IN GIVES
One hundred per cent of the proceeds from all McDelivery Night In line items sold will go to supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada (RMHC® Canada). RMHC Canada operates with the mission of keeping families close to each other, and the care and resources they need while their sick child is being treated at a nearby children's hospital. The RMHC Canada network of programs serves over 25,000 families annually across Canada.

"The launch of this exclusive line not only gives Canadians an added reason to enjoy McDonald's at home, but it also gives them an opportunity to help support families who can't be at home, thanks to 100 per cent of the proceeds from the merchandise sold going to RMHC Canada," said Jeff Kroll, SVP Restaurant Support Officer, McDonald's Canada. "Additionally, by partnering with Drake General Store, Canadians can secure a collector's item from this limited apparel and accessories launch, to help compliment their McDelivery Night In."

BIGGER THAN EVER
In 2017 and 2018, thousands of restaurants participated in Global McDelivery Day, driving orders and fun around the world. This year, McDonald's is going even bigger. More restaurants than ever will help deliver everyone's favourite McDonald's menu items, so that guests can stay home and enjoy a McDelivery Night In.

McDelivery is available in 214 communities across Canada, through Uber Eats and SkipTheDishes. New cities are continually being added, please visit McDonald's.ca to see if McDelivery is currently available in your area.

On September 19 only, Canadians across the country can use the promo code McDelivery2019 to receive $5 off your McDelivery order through Uber Eats ($15 minimum purchase required before taxes and delivery fees) and SkipTheDishes ($20 minimum purchase required before taxes and delivery fees).

NIGHT IN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sept. 16 – McDelivery Night In line available in-store and online at Drake General Store.
  • One hundred per cent of proceeds of the McDelivery Night In line items sold will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada (RMHC).
  • Sept. 19 – McDelivery Night In is official! On this date only, Canadians can use the promo code McDelivery2019 to receive $5 off their McDelivery order through Uber Eats ($15 minimum purchase required before taxes and delivery fees) or SkipTheDishes ($20 minimum purchase required before taxes and delivery fees).

FUN FACTS

  • The largest McDelivery order in Canada totaled more than $700, in London, Ontario.
  • Almost five million Chicken McNuggets® have been ordered to-date in Canada through McDelivery.
  • In Toronto alone, 1.6 million Junior Chicken sandwiches have been ordered through McDelivery since its introduction to the city in 2017.
 

Page 1 of 18

<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>