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Spanish Tapas Vancouver | Como Taperia | Spotlight Series

According to Justin Witcher of Como Taperia, there was really no place to get great authentic Spanish Tapas in Vancouver. That is until he brought his vision to life. Along with his business partners, Justin always wondered while travelling to bigger cities like New York or Los Angeles why he could always find amazing Spanish […]

Sprezzatura Italian Restaurant | Spotlight

  Sprezzatura makes delicious Italian fare nonchalantly. The owner, Michael Parker, achieves this through decades of experience in the foodservice industry that has taken him all over the globe. After spending years operating pubs across London, England Michael was ready to move back home to Vancouver, but he needed a concept to bring with him. […]

Welcome Parlour | Econolease Spotlight Series

When Welcome Parlour opened its doors in North Vancouver a few years ago it was a re-opening of sorts. When Ian Widgery sought to bring his ice cream parlour to the area, he didn’t realize the history the area had. After checking the cities archives he realized North Vancouver’s first ice cream parlour opened there […]

JamJar Folk Lebanese Restaurant | Econolease Spotlight

Econolease is Canada’s leader in foodservice financing for a reason. Great customer service and of course the best rates in the industry. But, we are Canada’s leader because we service ALL of Canada. That’s why we met up with our first ever client in Vancouver, Fadi Eid, the owner of JamJar to see how successful […]

Oliva | Spotlight Series

  When your life is busy, it’s hard to eat well. You want quick and convenient and that usually comes at a cost to your wallet and diet. Oliva’s mission is to help you eat well and live better, and they’re doing that at four locations across Toronto. Each day Oliva chefs prepare healthy and […]

Mandy’s Gourmet Salads | Spotlight Series (Français)

    A shoebox closet, a three foot counter, a toy cash register and an IKEA fridge. That’s all Mandy and Rebecca Wolfe had when they started Mandy’s in the back of a clothing store in the Westmount area of Montreal over ten years ago. Today, the salad sisters have five locations across the city […]

Five Dining Trends for 2019

With the New Year comes new opportunities for your restaurant. As the year changes so do trends and habits. The following trends were observed by BENCHMARK®’s executive chefs and culinary experts at the company’s 80 luxury hotels, resorts and restaurants coast to coast, offshore and in Europe. 2019 dining trend #1 Tea. In some parts […]

What you Need to Know When Selecting a Finance Company

Learning what you need to know when selecting a finance company for your Restaurant Business can help keep your business in the food industry on track. Avoiding debt traps while attaining the financing you need to grow your restaurant doesn’t have to be a headache. What can you use your financing for and how do […]

Small Business Alternative Lending

In the world of small business alternative lending, there are a few things to keep in mind to avoid becoming trapped in debt for years. Understanding how lenders earn income and knowing what to look for in a lender can help save tens of thousands of dollars. Bad Lenders It’s not uncommon to hear stories […]

New Start-Up Restaurant Financing

Whether opening a new restaurant or updating a kitchen to accommodate a growing clientele, food service industry equipment leasing and renting could be the solution you’re looking for. Before agreeing to the first financing option that comes your way, it pays to understand how bad lenders can prevent you from reaching your goals. Avoid the […]