Calgary hospitality industry looking for boost from NHL playoffs

Calgary hospitality industry looking for boost from NHL playoffsBar and restaurant owners across the city are hoping a long run by the Calgary Flames in this year's National Hockey League playoffs will give them a much-needed boost. The industry continues to struggle with an economy that remains uncertain, with rising food costs and the introduction of government policies such as increases to the…

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Alberta restaurants facing “death of a thousand cuts”

Alberta restaurants facing “death of a thousand cuts”Alberta’s foodservice industry recently reported record sales in 2018, but Restaurants Canada warns that people should not be fooled by that. In fact, it said, adjusted for menu inflation, year-over-year sales have been declining for the average restaurant since 2015. “This has troubling implications for communities across Alberta,” said Mark von Schellwitz, Restaurants Canada Vice…

New restaurant opens in Calgary’s Fairmont Palliser Hotel

Two veterans of the hospitality industry have been hired to lead the new venture, called the Hawthorn

New restaurant opens in Calgary’s Fairmont Palliser HotelIt’s not all doom and gloom for Calgary’s restaurant industry – while food establishments have closed recently, others are opening their doors. The latest is the Hawthorn Dining Room & Bar, which officially opened on Tuesday in the iconic Fairmont Palliser Hotel in downtown Calgary. And two veterans of the hospitality industry have been hired…