PREMIER UNVEILS MANITOBA’S ROADMAP TO EXPANDING SERVICES SAFELY

Manitoba to Begin Easing Restrictions on Businesses; Physical Distancing Measures Still in Effect: Premier Manitoba will begin a careful, multi-phased effort next week to gradually restore services, open some businesses and increase recreational opportunities while maintaining social distancing advice, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “We applaud Manitobans for doing their part to help flatten the […]

MRFA Proud to see Industry’s Community Efforts

Hi to all readers; restaurant operators, food distributors, bartenders, chefs, and all purveyors of keeping people fed and watered, directly or indirectly, and last but not least, restaurant patrons and the foodies who keep our industry alive and well versed. In light of this time of uncertainty, it’s important to focus our efforts on what […]

CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS TODAY

Applications are now open for the CEWS program, intended to cover up to 75% of employee wages to encourage employers to hire back or keep employees on payroll during this pandemic. Information about applying, qualifying, calculating and more is available at https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy.html  

WITH MAY RENT LOOMING, FEW DETAILS YET AVAILABLE FOR THE CANADA EMERGENCY RENT ASSIST PROGRAM

On April 24, 2020, the Prime Minister announced partnerships with provinces and territories to deliver the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance for small businesses. While some details have been made available, such as the breakdown of expenses by the federal and provincial governments, tenants and landlords, and the fact that landlord participation is optional yet […]

PROVINCE TO PROVIDE $120 MILLION OF SUPPORT TO SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES HARMED BY COVID-19

Manitoba Businesses are Struggling, We Want to Support Them: Pallister The Manitoba government is providing up to $120 million to support Manitoba’s small and medium-sized businesses that are facing significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “Manitoba’s small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of our economy. They are struggling […]

MANITOBA EXTENDS PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS TO MAY 1ST

Manitoba is extending the public health orders which were previously in place until April 28th. The public health orders are now extended to May 1st. The order which relates directly to our industry states: All restaurants and other commercial facilities are prohibited from serving food to customers in their premises. This prevents eat-in dining at […]

SKIPTHEDISHES OFFERING REDUCED COMMISSION RATES FOR RESTAURANTS USING ITS PLATFORM BUT DELIVERING THEIR OWN ORDERS

SkipTheDishes is now offering restaurants the option to use their platform for ordering while delivering orders themselves. Skip can set restaurants up on self delivery and is creating an addendum for the restaurant’s current agreement with Skip. The rate for self delivery is 14% plus .99 per online delivery. Restaurants can choose the delivery fee […]

RESTAURANTS TO NOTIFY LGCA OF LIQUOR DELIVERY & TAKE-OUT; LGCA PROVIDES GUIDELINES FOR LIQUOR DELIVERY & TAKE-OUT

The LGCA has produced a FAQs page on their website outlining the different liquor licenses restaurants hold and how that impacts the terms and conditions of their ability to sell liquor with take-out and delivery. Restaurants who are intending to sell liquor with take-out and delivery are to notify the LGCA through their website. To […]

CONTRIBUTOR POST: Sculpture Hospitality’s Cash Flow is Vital to Reducing Dead Stock

SUBMITTED BY ASSOCIATE MEMBER FRANK VANDERKOON OF SCULPTURE HOSPITALITY   (excerpt) I don’t claim to have all the answers but as someone who has spent my entire life working within the hospitality industry I certainly do have insights into some areas of your business, particularly around stock control, where you can make immediate changes that […]

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