We are the 26, 000 plus people including chefs, cooks, owners, managers, suppliers, wait-staff, sommeliers, kitchen help, caterers and more that make your food experience more memorable.  We are the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia (RANS)

The Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia (RANS), established in 1947, addresses the needs of both members and non-members in the foodservice sector.

RANS charity of choice is Feed Nova Scotia.

Our code of service for restaurants

Our Mission
Our Mission is to ensure that our guests experience the best possible dining experience we can offer.

We will provide courteous, pleasant service and attempt to fulfill all our guests' meal requests.
We will strive to offer service in a timeframe important to patrons and their guests.
We will serve safe food in accordance with all food standards and regulations.
We will operate in compliance with all applicable government regulations.
We will ensure safe and proper handling, storage and preparation of all the food and beverages we serve.
We will be conscious of the environment and participate in proper waste management practices.
We will accommodate special diet needs and food sensitivities wherever possible.
We will enjoy welcoming you as guests in our establishments.

If for any reason you feel a member restaurant is not operating in accordance with our mission, please contact: the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia (RANS) 2830 Agricola Street, Unit 1, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 4E4

About the restaurant industry

1,700 restaurants, bars & catering companies

  • $1.2 billion in annual sales
  • 30,100 employees in communities across Nova Scotia
  • nearly 30% of every sales dollar goes directly towards wages and benefits
  • Youth employees: 11,300
  • Independently owned: 63%

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