TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - On the heels of a successful global McDelivery Day, McDonald's Canada has announced plans to expand McDelivery through a partnership with food delivery company SkipTheDishes. The partnership offers Canadians even more convenience and choice when it comes to enjoying their favourite McDonald's menu items wherever and whenever they want.

McDelivery with SkipTheDishes will launch this month in select cities in Western Canada, and will roll out across the country by the end of 2018.

The partnership is the latest expansion of delivery for McDonald's, who, along with its franchisees, have been focusing on evolving and modernizing the guest experience in restaurants in Canada and around the world. Recently, the company also announced the addition of mobile ordering, as well as table service and self-order kiosks.

McDonald's Canada currently offers McDelivery in more than 500 restaurants across the country.


"We are excited to partner with SkipTheDishes as we continue to grow our McDelivery business and expand McDelivery into even more cities across the country," says Dan Logan, Delivery Director, McDonald's Canada. "McDelivery continues to be an exciting way for us to connect with our guests outside the restaurant and an opportunity for us to deliver a personalized and convenient guest experience."

"As our business started and is growing here in Canada, SkipTheDishes is thrilled to partner with McDonald's to connect more Canadians with the food they want. We're ready to deliver an experience Canadians across the country will love," said Jeff Adamson, Co-Founder and VP of Restaurants at SkipTheDishes.


  • The full menu at participating McDonald's restaurants will be available for delivery with the exception of soft serve cones
  • Coupons, mobile offers and promotional offers are excluded from delivery

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VANCOUVER – August 16, 2018 – Shiver me Timbers! On Wednesday, August 15, White Spot guests across B.C. and Alberta raised a record $116,090 for White Spot’s ninth consecutive Pirate Pak Day fundraiser. For one special day each year both the young, and young-at-heart can purchase the iconic boat from Canada’s longest-running restaurant chain. Bounty raised this year will help send over 75 children and young adults to Zajac Ranch in Mission B.C.

White Spot donated $2.00 from each Kids and Adult Pirate Pak sold to Zajac Ranch, a B.C. charity that gives campers with life-threatening illnesses and chronic disabilities an unforgettable experience. Since the program’s inception, White Spot has raised a total of $780,776, providing hundreds of young mateys with a summer camp experience.

“Year after year, our staff and guests continue to amaze us,” said White Spot president Warren Erhart. “Our staff definitely embrace the spirit of the day, dressing in their best pirate regalia for a good cause.   On behalf of everyone at White Spot, I would like to extend my most sincere thanks to all of our guests who came out to show their support.”

“White Spot continues to demonstrate its long-term commitment to improving the lives of children and young adults with special needs by supporting Zajac Ranch,” said Mel Zajac, founder of Zajac Ranch for Children. “We are so thankful to be partnered with White Spot for Pirate Pak Day; it’s the perfect way to celebrate childhood while supporting a worthy cause. On behalf of the entire Zajac Ranch team, I’d like to send a big, heart-felt thank-you to all the folks who stopped in at White Spot to enjoy this year’s Pirate Pak Day!”

White Spot will be sending kids to Zajac Ranch for “White Spot Week” from August 20 to 24, where campers can participate in a variety of activities such as horseback riding, kayaking, water sports and arts and crafts.

Here are a just a few of the many enthusiastic tweets from White Spot guests:

  • Pirate Pak Day: notes of burgers, a hint of fries, and undertones of being a pirate for the day which allows for a feeling of helping children go to camp, a full stomach, and a crisp finish of pretending to be a kid again. It was piratey
  • Just admit it, it's ALL about that gold coin!! Not about the endless fries, endless pop, burger, coleslaw, ice-cream but that gold chocolate coin that we all look for when the boats arrive!!
  • I would still be jealous of the kids having #piratepak in the other 364.25 days of the year. It’s the #fun The #food The fundraiser and... the #goldcoin#whitespot#legendaryburger#burger#yum#piratepakday#piratepakday2018
  • Back wit da buccaneers fur da annual pilgrimage to @White_Spot #PiratePakDay, doubling da Mateys dis year! #ItsaTradition Arrrr Matey!

I forgot today was pirate pak day. I don’t wanna talk about it


The World Cheese Awards will open for entry on Wednesday 5 September, with organisers, the Guild of Fine Food, expecting a record-breaking 3,500 cheeses to be judged in Bergen, Norway on Friday 2 November.

Dedicated only to cheese, with no other dairy products judged, the World Cheese Awards is the largest cheese-only competition on the planet and will this year form part of a brand new festival, Matnasjonen Norge. Taking place at Bergen’s iconic Grieg Hall, the 31st edition of the awards will be set against the backdrop of Norway’s finest food and drink, including highlights such as Kraftkar from Tingvollost, which took the World Cheese Awards’ top prize in 2016.

As the international cheese community gathers, entrants from over 30 different countries will be looking to showcase their cheese on a world stage, hoping to land a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Super Gold award. An epic celebration of all things cheese, the World Cheese Awards will bring together over 230 buyers, retailers, writers and makers from every corner of the globe, to judge every entry in a single day and ultimately crown this year’s World Champion Cheese.

John Farrand, managing director of the Guild of Fine Food, organisers of the World Cheese Awards, explains: “With 30 years now under our belt, we’re very excited to be visiting Norway for the first time, in partnership with HANEN, to stage the largest cheese-only event that the world has ever seen. This global celebration of cheese leaves a lasting legacy each and every year, for its hosts as well as its winners, and we feel incredibly proud to be taking a headline slot at Matnasjonen Norge, as the country salutes its farmers, producers, chefs and retailers. With cheeses from six continents on their way to Bergen this year, we’ll be bringing a truly international edge to the festival, but I feel confident that Norway’s fantastic cheesemakers will be grabbing a few gongs along the way.”

The World Cheese Awards is open for entry from Wednesday 5 September until Friday 28 September, unless the entry cap is reached before this date – early entry is recommended. Producers can enter online at

The World Cheese Awards judging will take place on Friday 2 November 2018, forming part of Matnasjonen Norge, which will run from 2-3 November at the Grieg Hall in Bergen.

For further information, please contact any of the following:

Sam Brice at Freshly Ground PR

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Amy Brice at Freshly Ground PR

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Tortie Farrand at the Guild of Fine Food

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