Feeding Canada's Recovery

Restaurants are key to restoring Canada's economy and reviving main streets across the country, but first they need to survive.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, foodservice was the fastest-growing industry in Canada, generating $95 billion in sales in 2019. Now at least a quarter of restaurants are at risk of closing due to crushing debt from operating at a loss for months on end.

Help us keep local restaurants in the picture.

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Restaurants bring a lot to the table

A vibrant foodservice sector is integral to Canada's social and economic fabric. When restaurants thrive, so do the communities they call home.

A menu for recovery

Restaurants are going to need help until they are on a path to full recovery so that they can continue contributing to jobs, economic growth and vibrant neighbourhoods across the country.

Working together with Restaurants Canada, all levels of government can help foodservice businesses continue playing an integral part of the social and economic fabric of our communities.



Send a letter to your MP

Select one of the options below to tell your Member of Parliament what restaurants need to feed Canada’s recovery.

Resources to share

Industry Stats

Industry Stats: Impacts of COVID-19
A summary of the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had on Canada's restaurant industry.

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Recipe for Growth Infographic

Infographic: Recipe for Growth
When restaurants thrive, our communities thrive! Here's what $1 million in revenue from one restaurant contributes to the economy in one year.

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Road the Recovery Infographic

Infographic: Road to Recovery
An example of the road to recovery that a typical table-service restaurant could be facing due to steep reopening costs on top of debt accumulated while shut down during the pandemic.
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Get in touch

If you have any questions or would like more information, you can get in touch with one of our representatives in your region.

Atlantic Canada: Luc Erjavec at lerjavec@restaurantscanada.org
Quebec: Olivier Bourbeau at obourbeau@restaurantscanada.org
Ontario and Manitoba: James Rilett at jrilett@restaurantscanada.org
Western Canada: Mark von Schellwitz at mark@restaurantscanada.org