We are very excited to announce that The Canadian Restaurant Investment & Leadership Summit, hosted by CWB Franchise Finance, is returning IN-PERSON, to Toronto and making its debut in Vancouver, this November!

Heading into its 12th year, this annual conference provides restaurant executives with new insights, timely data, and networking opportunities to help prepare for the future. The Summit will be hosted in Toronto on Thursday November 3rd, 2022 at The Bisha Hotel and in Vancouver on Thursday November 10th, 2022 at The Terminal City Club. 

As always, we are very grateful to all our speakers, sponsors and delegates for their contributions over the years. Without all your support, we could not make the Summit such a great success! We welcome you to learn more about the Summits this year, as we come back IN-PERSON and expand to the West Coast!

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What we are planning 
Canadian Restaurant Investment & Leadership Summit 2022!


On November 3rd in Toronto and on November 10th in Vancouver, we will be hosting the annual Restaurant Summit that focuses on delivering thought leadership around the industry's most topical issues. CEOs and executives from leading brands along with industry experts, will share their perspectives on the future of the foodservice industry in Canada.

Here is a sneak peek at how the agenda for the Summits is being developed in both cities.


All attendees will receive a complimentary digital copy of the 2022 Canadian Chain Restaurant Industry Review – a comprehensive analysis and factual overview of market shares, revenue trends, costs, consumer behaviours, and the overall state of chain foodservice industry in Canada. The Review is a collaborative effort between CWB Franchise Finance, fsSTRATEGY, and The NPD Group Canada.

2022 Canadian Restaurant Investment & Leadership Summit
November 3rd, Toronto November 10th, Vancouver
The Bisha Hotel, Toronto & The Terminal City Club, Vancouver
Email info@fabuinc.com for more information

Session # 1
The Foodservice State of the Nation

The restaurant industry has navigated through unprecedented times over the last two years. As we dare to enter a state of 'back to normal' we cannot ignore the disruption and innovation that is unfolding in the industry. What is the current state of the foodservice industry and what does the future look like post-pandemic, and in these volatile economic times? 

Join us as we kick-off the 12th annual Canadian Restaurant Investment & Leadership Summit with the Foodservice State of the Nation presentation.

For the eighth consecutive year, The NPD Group and CWB Franchise Finance will explore consumer, economic and financial trends, and how they are impacting the restaurant industry. During this presentation they will cover:

  • Canadian foodservice industry sales and traffic
  • Consumer behaviours and attitudes
  • New industry trends
  • The economy, markets, and key financial trends
  • The outlook for the future


Jacob Mancini - AVP Restaurants & Breweries<br>CWB Franchise Finance

Jacob Mancini

AVP Restaurants & Breweries
CWB Franchise Finance

Vince Sgabellone - Industry Analyst, Canada Foodservice<br>The NPD Group

Vince Sgabellone

Industry Analyst, Canada Foodservice
The NPD Group

Session # 2
The CEO Panel 

Join us for a conversation with Canadian restaurant CEOs from across Canada, discussing the evolution of the restaurant industry, the lessons they’ve learned along the way and insights on how technology is shaping the future of the restaurant industry.

Session # 3
Hot Topic Panel Discussion

What is the Foodservice industry of tomorrow going to look like? The entire industry is being disrupted from all angles including labour, technology, the economy, supply chain and consumer behaviour. In 2022, it is hard to talk about one emerging trend or hot topic the industry is facing; a holistic overview of all the trends, obstacles and innovations that are erupting, paint a much better picture of exactly where the industry may be headed.

Join our discussion on the hot topics trending in the industry to hear operators, tech experts, and industry leaders discuss the challenges and opportunities shaping the future of Foodservice. 

Thank you to our sponsors

for making the 2021

Canadian Restaurant

Investment & Leadership

Summit Week possible!

Media Partner

Premier Research Sponsor

Contributing Partner, Canadian Chain Restaurant Industry Review

CWB Franchise Finance has been hosting the Canadian Restaurant Investment & Leadership Summit since 2010 and is honoured to continue to bring the industry together with this conference.

The members of the CWB Franchise Finance team are experts in providing both corporate franchisor and franchisee-level financing for prominent restaurant brands and leading hotel owners in Canada. We believe in getting to know the operations, opportunities, and challenges of each of our clients so we are able to provide them with customized, flexible financing solutions that will help them achieve their business goals. CWB Franchise Finance is a division of Canadian Western Bank.