MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 9, 2018 /CNW/ - Boston Pizza, Canada's largest casual dining restaurant chain, is adding MyRestaurant mobile payment functionality from MyCheck into its MyBP loyalty program app at select locations within the Greater Toronto Area, as part of a pilot. The enhanced pay-at-table experience will enable Guests to check-in with the MyBP app, redeem personalized rewards that are synchronized with each restaurant's point-of-sale system (POS), review their bill, split a bill, and pay a bill using Apple Pay or traditional credit cards.

"Boston Pizza is always looking for new ways to enhance our Guests' experience," said Cavin Green, Vice President, Business Technology, Boston Pizza International. "Adding the MyRestaurant pay-at-table functionality is something we know our Guests are going to love. Through this partnership with MyCheck, we are evolving MyBP from a loyalty app to a multi-feature platform, aimed at creating enhanced experiences. Today, Guests no longer have to wait for a server to bring them the bill. They can control their dining experience from their smartphones. This is the way of the future, and this is yet another way that Boston Pizza is looking to offer remarkable hospitality."  

MyCheck creates custom apps for restaurant groups and chains to extend the brand experience into the mobile world. MyRestaurant enables a seamless pay-at-table experience via direct integration to the Boston Pizza POS. Receipts are automatically emailed to the Guest's account and kept in the history for easy access at any time. This results in enhanced operations, higher server tips and faster table turnarounds.

"We are thrilled to expand our footprint into the Canadian market with Boston Pizza," said Cyndi Shepley, MyCheck VP of Sales. "This was a complex project with multiple integrations, but we could see their vision and understand the unique needs of their mobile-dependent customers. We are excited that Boston Pizza is embracing our mobile payment platform and we look forward to bringing our proven mobile payment and digital wallet technology to more restaurants in the Northern hemisphere."

For more information on Boston Pizza, visit For details on the MyCheck mobile payment platform, visit


NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. — Diamond Estates Wine & Spirits Ltd. (Diamond) is set to launch a single serve, environmentally friendly plastic wine bottle under its iconic EastDell line of Ontario VQA Wines.

Diamond Estates has bottled three EastDell wines in this format including Pinot Grigio, Summer Rosé and their signature Black Cab (a unique blend of Cabernet and Baco Noir).  Diamond is the first 200mL PET bottle produced for the wine market that uses the Amcor Stelvin closure.

“At Diamond Estates we take pride in our sustainable winemaking practices and this new initiative will continue to allow us to reduce our carbon footprint,” says Tom Green, VP Winemaking at Diamond Estates Wines & Sprits Ltd. “These fun, single serve and shatterproof bottles are a great alternative for consumer over traditional glass bottles.”

“Wine lovers can now better enjoy their favourite drink at sporting events and outdoor venues, where glass is typically prohibited,” adds Green.

The new PET bottles also boast economic and environmental advantages.  At 1/6th the weight of glass, they reduce freight costs, reduce secondary packaging and almost eliminate breakage on the bottling line and in stores. They are fully recyclable, with a vastly lower carbon footprint versus glass counterparts - requiring much less energy to make and transport.

These advantages complement the unwavering attention to quality wines in every bottle. An oxygen barrier in the Stelvin enclosure protects the wine and provides up to a 12-month shelf life.

PET plastics are growing on the global market. Over the next five years, the single-serve PET wine market in the United States is expected to grow by 8% annually. Globally, the PET packaging market is projected to have grown by 28% between 2011 and 2021.

EastDell Pinot Grigio, Back Cab and Summer Rosé are 100% VQA Ontario wines. The single serve PET bottles are available for $4.95 each or in a case of 24 bottles for $118.80 at Diamond’s new wine boutique & tasting centre, The Lakeview Wine Company in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.

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(CALGARY) May 2, 2018 – Edo Japan (Edo) was honoured as a recipient of the Franchisees’ Choice designation on April 23, 2018 during a Gala Awards Presentation at the 27th annual Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) National Convention in Ottawa, Ontario. This is the eighth year for the annual Franchisees’ Choice designation program and Edo was recognized for its accomplishment in receiving the designation every year since 2011.

The Franchisees’ Choice designees are CFA member franchise systems who voluntarily took part in an independently-administered survey. This year, more than 70 CFA member franchise systems participated in the survey. Franchisees were asked to assess their franchisor in key areas of the franchise business model, including the franchisee selection process; franchisee information package; leadership; business planning and marketing; training and support; ongoing operations; and the relationship between the franchisor and franchisee.

 “We are thrilled to receive this honour for an eighth consecutive year and thank the Canadian Franchise Association for their recognition of our work,” says David Minnett, President and CEO, Edo Japan. “Our franchisees are the best in the business, and to have them hold us in the same regard is humbling.” 

In the due diligence process of investigating a franchise opportunity, speaking with existing franchisees about the opportunity being explored is essential. For prospective franchisees, the Franchisees’ Choice designation identifies that a franchise brand has received solid endorsement and ratings from its franchisees. The 2018 Franchisees’ Choice designees are representative of the spectrum of franchise opportunities and the diversity and excellence of CFA members.

“The true strength of a franchise system lies in the mutually-rewarding relationship between a franchisor and its franchisees,” says Lorraine McLachlan, CFA President and Chief Executive Officer. “Being a Franchisees’ Choice designee is an honour and a vote of confidence because the high rankings in franchisee satisfaction come directly from the franchisees themselves.”

To learn more about Edo, visit

For more information about Franchisees’ Choice designation and a full list of winners, visit


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