Where do Canadians like to eat?
May 02, 2015 admin

For the traditional beef burger approximately 30% of Canadians named A&W as delivering the “Best-Tasting Burger” in Canada, making it the category winner in a category with many competitors.

Latest liquor changes good for consumers, small businesses
May 02, 2015 admin

The latest changes to B.C.’s liquor policy will offer greater consumer choice and convenience, support small- and medium-sized breweries to grow and expand, and ensure fair and equitable wholesale pricing for the retail industry.

Grey Cup weekend exceeds expectations of Vancouver establishments
May 02, 2015 admin

Ian Tostenson with the BC Restaurant and Food Services Association says he sat on the Grey Cup Advisory Committee and the economic impact from the event exceeded expectations.

May 02, 2015 admin

Re: BCRFA Preferred credit card processing rate reduction

Dear BCRFA member,

Effective April 2015, merchant discount rates have been reduced as follows:

Visa-reduced from 1.59% to 1.48%

Master Card-reduced from 1.62 to 1.52%

Your preferred BCRFA rate will be automatically reduced. These reductions represent a significant reduction of approximately 7%.

If you are processing $500,000-1.0 million per year, the estimated savings will be $500-$1,000 dollars per year.

If you are not on our preferred rate program with Chase/Paymentech, please consider switching. If your current provider does not pass on the entire savings as we have, then there is a possibility you can exit your existing agreement without penalty. Even if there is a penalty, we believe our savings will more than compensate for it.

Take the BCRFA challenge and have your costs reviewed by our trusted Chase/Paymentech partner, Cheryl Rafter. We are sure we can save you money.

Cheryl can be reached at 778-387-4002 or alternatively, call Susana in our office at 604-669-2239.