We are the voice of foodservice
Founded in 1944, we were first known as the Canadian Restaurant Association, then later became the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA). In 2014, we celebrated our 70th anniversary by unveiling a new logo, name and tagline: Restaurants Canada, The voice of foodservice.
Restaurants Canada is the largest membership organization of its kind, and the only national association that serves the unique needs of the foodservice industry. Our members are as diverse as the industry itself — from independent operators to regional and national chains, including restaurants, bars, caterers, franchisors, hotels, institutions, food trucks, convenience stores and other emerging business types. Our membership also includes industry suppliers, who play an integral role in the success of operators across Canada.
Restaurants Canada is here to support your success. We provide invaluable research and insights, advocacy on key issues, updates on industry news, networking and trade events, and programs to keep you competitive.
Restaurants Canada is also the owner of Groupex, a group buying program for independent restaurant operators. Proceeds from Groupex support our work on behalf of Canada’s restaurant industry.
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