In a somewhat shocking twist from the past year’s Canadian food news, this week, Tim Hortons announced that it will be pulling Beyond Meat offerings from Canadian locations outside of B.C. and Ontario. Despite the relatively positive response to Beyond’s rapid expansion across Canada, a spokesperson from Tim Hortons’ parent company stated that the product wasn’t as well received outside of the two aforementioned provinces.
P.E.I.’s shellfish harvesting season got underway this week after being delayed by the aftermath of hurricane Dorian. Although the region’s fishing community was happy to get to work, many have stated that they’ll have to work much longer hours in far worse conditions to make up for the time missed.
Lastly, two Canadian restaurants were named among this year’s Top 25 Hidden Gem Restaurants Worth Travelling To list. Both restaurants--one in Vancouver and one in Toronto--specialize in Italian cuisine. Vancouver’s Osteria Savio Volpe was described as having incredible value and as the perfect place to bring a date, while Toronto’s Terroni-Queen restaurant was considered “the perfect spot to fuel up as you take in Queen Street’s historic buildings and indulge in retail therapy.”
Here are five stories you might have missed in food news this week.
Tim Hortons removes Beyond Meat products from menus
This week, Tim Hortons announced that it will no longer be offering Beyond Meat products at any of its locations outside of B.C. and Ontario. A spokesperson for Tim Hortons’ parent company released a statement that insinuated that the Beyond Meat offerings weren’t selling particularly well outside of the two aforementioned provinces.
Find out more at CBC News.
Two Canadian restaurants named among the world’s Top 25 hidden gems
Two Canadian restaurants were recently selected in this year’s KAYAK and OpenTable Top 25 Hidden Gem Restaurants Worth Travelling For. Vancouver’s Osteria Savio Volpe came in at number 13, while Toronto’s Terroni-Queen came in at number 19.
Head to Narcity for the full breakdown.
P.E.I.’s shellfish harvesting back in operation
In the aftermath of hurricane Dorian, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) was forced to shut down shellfish harvesting areas across the Maritimes. This week, however, the CFIA declared that P.E.I. waters are now safe to fish. As a result of the delay, fishermen in the province have been working much longer hours, though many have said that they are finding far fewer oysters due to the poor conditions.
Head to CBC News for more.
Canadian agricultural technology entrepreneurs to compete for $1.25 million
Earlier this week, Radicle Growth announced that eight Canadian-based entrepreneurs will compete in the inaugural Nutrien-Radicle Challenge Pitch Day Competition in Saskatoon on October 1 and 2. Radicle Growth, which is an acceleration platform for early-stage agricultural and food technologies, selected the eight entrepreneurs from a group of over 100 applicants.
Get the full story from Newswire.
Drive-thru traffic causing headaches in Fredericton
Due to excess traffic at a Fredericton Tim Hortons, the city has resolved to spend up to $40,000 to install a new turnaround that will prevent lineups that overflow into the adjacent street. The city’s assistant director of engineering and operations stated that the perpetual traffic jams were not only restricting the flow of traffic, but that they were also negatively impacting neighbouring businesses.
Find out more at CBC News.