Letter from Executive Director and CEO Shaun Jeffrey in September Newsletter

Our fellow foodies, As we enter this realm of the new normal, I have to say it brings a smile to my face when I talk to our member operators and see the anticipation of a more normal day to day with some excitement on the side. There will come a time when this new […]

MRFA Social Media Commenting Policy

The MRFA is committed to keeping our members, as well as the restaurant & food service industry in Manitoba as a whole and the general public, informed of relevant issues related to our industry through our social media. The MRFA seeks to foster a welcoming community that embraces individuals and businesses of varied backgrounds and […]

Restaurants Facing Backlash for Following Health Orders

The MRFA has recently become aware of coordinated efforts by some members of the public to harass restaurants for simply following the health orders as laid out by the Province of Manitoba and Manitoba Health. To learn more about this, listen to the following radio interviews: CJOB: Shaun Jeffrey on Restaurants Facing Backlash for Following […]

Letter from the Executive Director & CEO Shaun Jeffrey in August Newsletter

To Our Valued Members, As we enter month 16 of this Covid-19 roller coaster, I am very proud of all of you who have sacrificed so much – both during the previous months of the pandemic and now as we move towards recovery. I continue to receive that ever popular feedback on what we did […]

Letter from Executive Director and CEO Shaun Jeffrey in July Newsletter

To Our Valued members, I want to start off this letter with a quote from my high school volleyball coach, said to me right after I rolled my ankle for the second time in my last tournament as a senior: “When the pain of continuing exceeds the pain of stopping a winner will choose to […]

Letter from Executive Director & CEO Shaun Jeffrey in May Newsletter

Hello Friends. This is a time like no other in our lives. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to produce uncertainty, stress and trauma in our industry. By now, we have all been impacted by this virus, which has been devastating for so many of us. Despite the challenges we are all facing every day, this is […]

The Dream Factory & Karmyn Update; Dream Drive Raises Double its Goal and our Foodie Friend Hosts her own Radio Show!

We are so proud of our restaurant community for continuing to support The Dream Factory through initiatives such as their Dream Drive last night and so many others, like our recent Dine Manitoba Restaurant Guide. Four of our members, Brazen Hall, Confusion Corner Drinks & Food, Frankie’s Italian Kitchen, and The Gates on Roblin were partners […]

Letter from Executive Director & CEO Shaun Jeffrey in April Newsletter

Hello Members & Friends, How does one begin to reflect on the past 12 months? Many of us ended 2020 with – at the very least – the promise of a new year reflecting the shift in the way we all view the future of the food service industry. Most of us have likely not […]

Letter from Executive Director Shaun Jeffrey in March Newsletter

Hello Friends, Now that the one year anniversary of pandemic has come and gone, we look at our valued members and can note the monumental changes that our industry made in 2020 to ensure its survival. At the MRFA we also recognized that moving out of the pandemic will require some significant changes with a […]

Temporary patios have been extended- with a cost. ⁠

Join us in our support of Councillor Scott Gillingham’s plan to put forward a motion to waive the temporary patio fee for restaurants across Winnipeg, to allow for more seating for dine in, and to be better able to support our local restaurants. Last year, temporary patio applications and permits were free in Winnipeg. This […]