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Restaurants' Budget Day Wish List

Toronto, Ont, Feb. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Restaurants Canada remains optimistic that the federal government's 2018-2019 budget will include policies and measures that will alleviate financial pressure on small businesses and the nation's foodservice industry that will encourage growth from coast to coast.

Canada's restaurant industry is an $84 billion industry, directly employs 1.2 million people, serves 18 million Canadians each day and is the number one source of first jobs for youth and immigrants.

However, foodservice operators and restaurateurs continue to struggle with rising food and alcohol costs, mounting payroll cost pressures at both the provincial and federal levels, increased utility costs, and shrinking profit margins.

Specifically, we would like the budget to include:

Restaurants Canada will be available to comment on the budget following its release.


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