ABOUT US

We are the voice of foodservice

Restaurants Canada is a national, not-for-profit association representing Canada’s diverse and dynamic foodservice industry.

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.

Vision

Be the most valued partner of the restaurant and foodservice industry.
Find out how we can help you

Mission

Unite our members to advance the full potential of Canada’s foodservice industry.
Learn about key industry issues

Values

Leadership
We inspire people to make a difference
Innovation
We always look for improvement and efficiency
Integrity
We demonstrate our values through our behaviour
Teamwork
We work with our members to build a strong and committed team
Entrepreneurial
We are agile and take intelligent risks for our members and the association
Meet our leadership team
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