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July 10, 2017

 Choose the path less travelled with first-ever Canadian spiced rum

COWANSVILLE, QUEBEC – Made from spices harvested from the rugged Chic Choc Mountains in Quebec, Chic Choc Spiced Rum has officially made its way onto shelves.

 The unique spiced rum, made in Canada, is produced with six indigenous spices, creating a fresh take on rum that features a spicy bouquet with nuances of sugar cane and cinnamon, complemented by a subtle peppery tone.

“From the Chic Choc mountaineer on the bottle, to the premium agricultural rum to the six spices harvested in Gaspé region of Quebec, Chic Choc Spiced Rum is all natural and uniquely Canadian,” said Charles Crawford, President, Domaine Pinnacle, producers of Chic Choc Spiced Rum.

Taking its flavour from Peppery Green Alder, Pine Forest Spikenard, Witherod Berries, Lovage Root, Sweet Gale Seeds and Wild Angelica, Chic Choc Spiced Rum is unlike any other spiced rum on the market.

“The notes of ginger and Nordic spices make this a fantastic rum to sip on its own, or as the star in an amazing cocktail, such as a Dark & Stormy,” said Crawford.

Drawing its inspiration from the boreal forest of the Chic Choc Mountains in Quebec, Chic ChocSpiced Rum is the only artisanal rum made with a mixture of spices found in this untouched location of the country.

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WINNIPEG and CALGARY, July 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadian food delivery leader SkipTheDishes joins forces with Calgary-based Franworks Group of Companies ("FranWorks") nationally to deliver Original Joe's and State & Main menu items on demand. SkipTheDishes' high tech convenience is set to connect the popular restaurants with even more hungry diners opting to order in. The world's most advanced ordering and delivery technology puts ordering-in power in the palm of Canadians' hands via the innovative SkipTheDishes app or

"We are thrilled to partner with SkipTheDishes," says Adam Powell, VP Operations of Franworks. "Ordering delivery is a growing trend that we want to be a part of because it creates a new revenue-generating sales channel for us. We chose SkipTheDishes because its world-leading delivery technology is the most reliable and transparent, and the entire system is designed and customized for restaurant delivery. It's a highly efficient, turnkey approach to accessing unrealized business potential."

Hot on the heels of several national chain partnerships such as Smoke's Poutinerie, Famoso, and Fatburger, the FranWorks' partnership adds more than 35 restaurants nationwide to SkipTheDishes, giving Canadians more than 5,000 restaurant delivery options. With the proliferation of mobile devices and the ever-increasing demand for convenience, online restaurant delivery through SkipTheDishes continues to triple in size each year.

"FranWorks and its brands are well-respected in the restaurant industry, and we're excited to partner with them to bring their great food to our customers delivered direct, on-demand," says Andrew Chau, Co-Founder, SkipTheDishes. "This partnership allows us to continue providing customers with the best restaurant selection and a convenient delivery experience, while restaurants can benefit from a 10 to 30 per cent increase in business." 

Published Date

July 6, 2017

TORONTOOnt. — Who knew Rum could come from Florida? The NOXX&DUNN Rum Company did, and they’ve brought a smooth, flavourful all-natural elixir north to introduce Ontario to Florida rum.

This is no Pirate Rum. NOXX&DUNN is a modern American Spirit that is crafted in a timeless fashion. From the rich golden colour to the sturdy bottle with its long neck and cork stopper that looks every bit as welcome on the table a gathering with friends, as it does behind the bar of your favourite club.

“This is rum made the way rum should be made,” says Chris Hall, Creative Director of NOXX&DUNN Rum Co. “It’s just juice from the barrel. There is nothing added to it. It’s expertly blended to be smooth and flavourful. Kentucky has its bourbon, Tennessee its whiskey. Florida rum is the next great American spirit.”

NOXX&DUNN 2-4-5 Florida Rum is both pot and column distilled from 100% Florida sugar cane molasses and then aged in Florida’s unique climate in once used American Oak bourbon barrels. The finished product is a meticulous blend of rums that have been aging for two, four and five years (get it, 2-4-5?). The result is to an impeccably clean and flavourful rum — without adding any colour or flavour.

It is great on its own — drawing favourable reviews comparing it to much older rums, bourbons and whiskies. However, it really shines in your favourite cocktail – rum based or otherwise. 

“NOXX&DUNN is all about mixability – it’s a little rock ‘n’ roll and a little country,” says Chris. “In fact, It mixes best with live music. We’re comfortable where people are comfortable letting loose and having fun. You’ll find us in cool bars and questionable joints.” 

NOXX&DUNN 2-4-5 Florida Rum is now available at the LCBO.

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MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 27, 2017 /CNW/ - As Canadians coast-to-coast prepare to celebrate our nation's 150th birthday this Saturday, Boston Pizza wants to make its roots clear and show love for the true north, strong and free, by changing their name to Canada Pizza. Now, through the Canada Day weekend, more than 380 restaurants across Canada will proudly showcase the new name.

"Canada is the birthplace of Boston Pizza and there is no better day to remind Canadians of our patriotism than Canada's milestone birthday," said Jordan Holm, Executive Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Boston Pizza International. "As Canada's number one casual dining restaurant brand, it felt natural for us to change our name and give Canadians a designated place to celebrate our great country's 150th birthday, on a patio, with great food and a cold drink in hand."

In addition to the new name, Canada Pizza is inviting all Canadians to attend the country's largest patio party across its more than 380 locations on July 1st. Guests in attendance may also run into a moose or a beaver, as Canada 150-themed animal masks have made their way into the new Kids Activity Packs. Share a picture of your kids wearing one on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, using #BPCanada150 to win Boston Pizza gift cards.


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