TORONTO, April 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Restaurants Canada, a national association representing more than 30,000 foodservice and hospitality businesses across Canada, is thrilled to welcome the Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association (SHHA), who for over 80 years has been representing the hospitality industry to government, suppliers and the public provincially, into its growing network of association partners.

Through this partnership agreement, SHHA’s foodservice operators will be recognized as Association Members of Restaurants Canada, gaining access to benefits, including national affinity partner programs, digital communication, education and research assets, as well as access to Restaurants Canada industry events.

“The hospitality industry wins when we work together,” said Jim Bence, President and CEO of the SHHA. “Partnering with Restaurants Canada gives us a stronger voice that can advocate more effectively on behalf of the foodservice and hospitality industry in Saskatchewan. There is strength in numbers.”

“It’s an honour to be partnering with the SHHA, an association with such a rich history in the province,” said Christopher Barry, Director of Membership at Restaurants Canada. “We look forward to growing our collective voice and extending our programs and resources to support the growth and success of the foodservice and hospitality industry in the province.”

With commercial foodservice sales projected to grow an average of 3.5 per cent in Saskatchewan over the next five years, SHHA and Restaurants Canada working closely together will allow both organizations to better represent the needs of the foodservice and hospitality sector both within the province and nationally, and will allow for best possible outcomes for their members.

About Restaurants Canada
Restaurants Canada (formerly CRFA) is a growing community of more than 30,000 foodservice businesses, including restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions and suppliers. We connect our members from coast to coast, through services, research and advocacy for a strong and vibrant restaurant community. Canada’s restaurant industry is an $89 billion industry, directly employs 1.2 million Canadians, is the number one source of first jobs and serves 22 million customers every day.

About Saskatchewan Hospitality & Hotel Association
For over 80 years the Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association (SHHA) has been representing the hospitality industry to government, suppliers and the public. The SHHA is overseen by a board of elected members representing designated zones throughout the province.

Marlee Wasser
Restaurants Canada
416-649-4254
media@restaurantscanada.org