March 20, 2013

TORONTO- The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association is proud to announce a new program that will help restaurants, bars and other hospitality establishments get the insurance coverage they need at competitive rates.

CRFA’s Restaurant Protect is a new insurance program underwritten by The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company and Totten Insurance Group. The new program offers competitive pricing to all CRFA members and specialized coverage to meet the needs of Canada’s restaurants, pubs, nightclubs and bars.

Restaurant Protect will offer hospitality businesses better coverage at competitive rates, plus:

  • Coverage designed specifically for the hospitality industry including: Legal Expense Insurance, Restaurant Recovery coverage, Food Borne Illness, Forcible Ejection, Special Wine Valuation
  • No need to switch brokers to access the program
  • Outstanding claims service and support

The Dominion will underwrite family restaurants and fine dining establishments, while Totten will underwrite businesses with generally higher liquor sales, such as nightclubs, pubs and bars. Risk mitigation and loss prevention education will be available for all CRFA members allowing Canadian restaurateurs to benefit from the expertise of both providers.

“We’re pleased to work with two of Canada’s most reputable insurance providers to offer CRFA members better coverage and competitive pricing,” says Garth Whyte, President and CEO of CRFA.

CRFA is developing a complete suite of specialized insurance products to give business owners in the hospitality industry further peace of mind. CRFA members can also contact the member services department at 1-800-387-5649 or

CRFA is one of Canada’s largest business associations, with more than 30,000 members representing restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions and other foodservice providers. Canada’s restaurant industry generates $65 billion annually in economic activity and employs more than 1.1 million people in communities across the country.


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