February’s best food holidays

While this month may be known most for Valentine’s Day, February offers a wide variety of potential celebrations for your restaurant guests to enjoy! Join in on the monthly fun by offering your patrons something new, re-engaging your staff, and boosting that bottom line. February 4: Homemade Soup Day Comfort food like soup is often […]

Trend Watch: mushroom toast, cedar cocktails, aji panca

By Katie Belflower In the first edition of RestoBiz and Technomic’s Trend Watch for 2024, we take a look at some of the top trending dishes and ingredients, spotlighting some of the restaurants featuring them on their menus. This edition focuses on mushroom toast, cedar cocktails, and aji panca. Mushroom toast Trending at independent restaurants […]

Add food and beverage pairings to your menu

When you’re looking to increase guest cheque totals at your restaurant, adding pairings to your menu might just do the trick. Suggestive selling, or upselling, becomes simpler when your team has the tools to easily pair complementary food and beverages. Wine pairings are the traditional way to go, but there are other ways to boost […]

Celebrate fall with pumpkin on your menu

By Mark Plumlee Fall’s in full swing, and creating a seasonal menu can help attract attention for your restaurant, get guests excited to visit, and draw in a new crowd of customers. Nothing says fall like pumpkin on your menu! It isn’t just a flavour for spiced lattes, it can spice up every section of […]

Turn your restaurant into a Halloween haunt

Are you looking to get into the spirit this year to draw a crowd to your restaurant? Halloween isn’t necessarily a typical holiday for restaurants, but it’s a great way to attract families, set yourself apart, and develop a new clientele. According to studies, consumers spent over $10.6 billion on Halloween last year, and if […]

Raise revenues for your restaurant this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year, so drawing a crowd can fill those seats and help you make this month’s revenue. With the cost of groceries rising nine per cent, and dining costs increasing about 8.8 per cent year-over-year, more people may be choosing to skip the hosting and visit […]

5 partnerships that can raise your restaurant revenue

By Mark Plumlee Teamwork makes the dream work! Collaborations and strategic partnerships are powerful tools that can help your restaurant build community, increase local awareness, and boost revenue for all parties involved. There are a lot of fun and easy ways to create partnerships, and by aligning yourself with like-minded businesses, you increase your reach, […]

Food holidays to celebrate in September

As back-to-school approaches and summer weather comes to an end, you want to keep customers engaged and interested in your menu – and returning to your restaurant this September. Celebrating food holidays gives you the perfect opportunity to reinterest your existing guests while attracting new attention to your menu. September’s food holidays make it easy […]

Are you giving your guests what they want?

From the menu to the experience, guests have an expectation when they visit your restaurant. Are you delivering on that expectation? Do you know what your guests want from your restaurant? Datassential’s mid-year trend report gives us a look at what diners value most when they go out to eat these days, as we proceed […]

Cocktails are raising the bar with texture, function, and nature

By Katie Belflower How are cocktails faring, as inflation continues, and what trends are hitting menus this year? Although alcoholic beverage item counts are still not back to pre-pandemic levels, with an 8.3 per cent decline on menus since Q1 of 2020, mentions are up 5.2 per cent on menus in the past year, revealing […]