Restaurants

Mike Mulcahy of Big Feast Bistro took part in IKEA’s Zero Waste Takeout initiative. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge restaurant giving out IKEA reusable containers with takeout – today only

The July 27 event is part of IKEA’s Zero Waste Takeout initiative

 

Victoria food service businesses such as John’s Place restaurant are still seeing patrons wearing masks, despite the lifting of mandatory mask restrictions in B.C. as part of the phase three reopening plan. (Facebook/John’s Place)

Customers still masking up at many B.C. businesses as provincial mask mandate eases

Phase three reopening plan saw change to mask rules, state of emergency declaration July 1

 

Blair Lebsack, owner of RGE RD restaurant, poses for a portrait in the dining room, in Edmonton, Friday, June 18, 2021. Canadian restaurants are having to find ways to deal with the rising cost of food. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canadian restaurateurs grapple with rising food costs, menu prices expected to rise

Restaurants are a low margin industry, so there’s not a lot of room to work in additional costs

 

Sammy Js will open a new location in Maple Ridge, at The Brickwater, at the end of June. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Two new restaurants about to open in Downtown Maple Ridge

Sammy J’s and The Nut will be at The Brickwater

Sammy Js will open a new location in Maple Ridge, at The Brickwater, at the end of June. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Juginder Shah says his customers are ‘part of his family,’ but he is going to be cautious about re-opening his restaurant to indoor dining. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)

Ridge Meadows restaurants react to restrictions relaxing

Pitt Meadows - Maple Ridge eateries cautiously optimistic on new provincial guidelines

Juginder Shah says his customers are ‘part of his family,’ but he is going to be cautious about re-opening his restaurant to indoor dining. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)
B.C. restaurants are slated to reopen to indoor dining for the first time in nearly a month Tuesday, May 25. (Unsplash)

B.C. restaurants gearing up to welcome patrons indoors Tuesday

‘Restrictions end at midnight Monday so service Tuesday will be wide open,’ says B.C. Restaurant and Foodservices president

B.C. restaurants are slated to reopen to indoor dining for the first time in nearly a month Tuesday, May 25. (Unsplash)
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Disappointed patrons of Gratia Bakery and Cafe and other restaurants in Maple Ridge found indoor dining closed on Tuesday morning, said manager Eugene Kwon. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge restaurants forced to turn away indoor diners

New public health orders tough on small businesses, say managers

Disappointed patrons of Gratia Bakery and Cafe and other restaurants in Maple Ridge found indoor dining closed on Tuesday morning, said manager Eugene Kwon. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Chairs and bar stools are stored at a pizza restaurant in Montreal, on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. As restaurants across the country fight to survive, industry watchers say there is growing frustration over a lack of data that conclusively links restaurants to COVID-19 infections. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Frustration grows amid restaurateurs over lack of data linking industry to COVID-19

B.C. is one of few jurisdictions allowing indoor dining in second wave

Chairs and bar stools are stored at a pizza restaurant in Montreal, on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. As restaurants across the country fight to survive, industry watchers say there is growing frustration over a lack of data that conclusively links restaurants to COVID-19 infections. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The Anonymous YVR is an Instagram page that reviews restaurants and other establishments around B.C. based on how well they adhere to COVID-19 rules. (Instagram)

Anonymous Instagram page reviews COVID-19 safety measures at B.C. businesses

There are a number of public health orders various types of establishments must follow to slow virus’s spread

The Anonymous YVR is an Instagram page that reviews restaurants and other establishments around B.C. based on how well they adhere to COVID-19 rules. (Instagram)
Yvan Charette, owner of Haney Public House, is upset the provincial didn’t consult industry leaders when they announced new COVID-19 safety guidelines in September. (The News/files)

Maple Ridge bar owner wants enforcement, not restrictions for COVID safety

Owner of Haney Hotel spent $5,000 for partitions and barriers

Yvan Charette, owner of Haney Public House, is upset the provincial didn’t consult industry leaders when they announced new COVID-19 safety guidelines in September. (The News/files)
Big Feast is one of Maple Ridge’s eateries hard hit by COVID. (The News files)

Ridge Meadows chamber supports national ‘Our Restaurants’ campaign

Hundreds of workers could be without jobs if local restaurants do not get government support

Big Feast is one of Maple Ridge’s eateries hard hit by COVID. (The News files)
West Kelowna’s Kelly/Carlos O’Bryans. (Kelly O’Bryan’s West Kelowna Facebook photo)

‘We don’t make the rules’: Okanagan pub owner says staff harassed over pandemic precautions

‘If you have six people plus a baby, guess what? That’s seven’ - West Kelowna Kelly O’Bryan’s owner

West Kelowna’s Kelly/Carlos O’Bryans. (Kelly O’Bryan’s West Kelowna Facebook photo)
FILE – Mr. Mikes in Langford, B.C. (Black Press Media file)

‘Just being stupid’: B.C. premier slams abusive customers at Greater Victoria restaurant

Restaurant said rude customers reduced its hosts to tears

FILE – Mr. Mikes in Langford, B.C. (Black Press Media file)
People sit in outdoor booths, built on top of street parking spots outside a restaurant as people walk on a road closed to car traffic in the Byward Market in Ottawa, on Sunday, July 12, 2020. As restaurants start to welcome customers back with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, one thing Canadians may soon have to get used to is providing their personal information before they grab a bite. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
People sit in outdoor booths, built on top of street parking spots outside a restaurant as people walk on a road closed to car traffic in the Byward Market in Ottawa, on Sunday, July 12, 2020. As restaurants start to welcome customers back with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, one thing Canadians may soon have to get used to is providing their personal information before they grab a bite. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The aftermath of a violent incident at Mittz Kitchen on July 4, when a customer pushed owner Steve Mitton over a table and smashed a plate of food on the floor over being asked to follow COVID-19 safety protocols. (Kamloops This Week)

Kamloops business owners say ‘rude, unruly’ customers need to start following COVID rules

Some incidents have even turned violent, restaurant owners say

  • Jul 27, 2020
The aftermath of a violent incident at Mittz Kitchen on July 4, when a customer pushed owner Steve Mitton over a table and smashed a plate of food on the floor over being asked to follow COVID-19 safety protocols. (Kamloops This Week)
Sally Kang, owner of Sushi Eben-Ezer in Maple Ridge, and her husband James McDevitt, have started a petition asking the federal government to change the requirements of CECRA. (THE NEWS-files)

Maple Ridge restaurateur starts petition asking feds to change rent assistance program

Want CECRA to include business owners leasing from government landlords

Sally Kang, owner of Sushi Eben-Ezer in Maple Ridge, and her husband James McDevitt, have started a petition asking the federal government to change the requirements of CECRA. (THE NEWS-files)
Sally Kang, owner of Sushi Eben-Ezer, located in the Maple Ridge Business Centre, and her husband James McDevitt. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

COVID-19: Maple Ridge business owner ineligible for emergency rent assistance because of location

Sally Kang owns Sushi Eben-Ezer, located in the Maple Ridge Business Centre

Sally Kang, owner of Sushi Eben-Ezer, located in the Maple Ridge Business Centre, and her husband James McDevitt. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Corbin Bartley walks away with his curbside pick-up takeout order from Mr. Mikes in Williams Lake on Tuesday, May 19. Restaurants in B.C. will be permitted to offer dine-in as long as they implement COVID-19 precautions. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Pandemic-related restaurant closures take an emotional and financial toll

Many have been left with large debt, little savings and an uncertain future

Corbin Bartley walks away with his curbside pick-up takeout order from Mr. Mikes in Williams Lake on Tuesday, May 19. Restaurants in B.C. will be permitted to offer dine-in as long as they implement COVID-19 precautions. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Chameleon Cafe, located in Maple Ridge, B.C., has a permanent street-side patio. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

COVID-19: Province streamlines patio applications for B.C. restaurants, wineries, pubs

The goal is to get more businesses operating with patio spaces sooner, amid government’s reopening plan

Chameleon Cafe, located in Maple Ridge, B.C., has a permanent street-side patio. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)