‘Tis the season for selling gift cards

The season for gift-giving has arrived, and as the possibility of a recession looms, gift cards could be just what your restaurant needs to help your bottom line through the holidays. Gift cards encourage repeat visits from your customers and help you to acquire new customers. With 80 per cent of consumers planning to purchase […]

5 food holidays to celebrate in December, from comfort food to champagne

By Megan Prevost This month is jam-packed full of holiday cheer already, but just in case you’re looking for a little bit more to celebrate before the end of the year, we’ve got five more food holidays in December for you! Featuring a food holiday at your bar or restaurant is a great way to […]

How helping your community this season can boost sales

As the holidays draw nearer and gatherings become more popular, a sense of community becomes even more important for your customers and for your business. While December is often a busy month with catering and parties, you can limit any lulls by hosting an event that helps your community. 77 per cent of consumers say […]

5 food holidays to celebrate in November, from nachos to French toast

By Megan Prevost With the end of the year approaching fast, it’s time to celebrate the last of the food holidays in November. Strap in for a sweet month because we’ve got lots of sugary holidays on the docket! Celebrating a food holiday is a great way to introduce new menu items and specials while […]

5 different Halloween events for your restaurant

By Megan Prevost As Halloween approaches, it’s easy to feel spoiled for choice when celebrating. If you want your guests to spend the spookiest night of the year with you, you’ll need a Halloween event of your own to draw them in. Dim the lights, crank up the Monster Mash, and plan an event to […]

5 food holidays to celebrate in October, from tacos to chocolate

By Megan Prevost It’s almost October, so you know what that means: fall goodies, Halloween decorations and candy, and of course, pumpkin spice everything. But how do you choose what items to showcase or what specials to run? Sometimes there are just too many delicious foods to feature. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered. Every month […]

5 food holidays to celebrate in September, from guacamole to cheeseburgers

By Megan Prevost It’s that time again! Time to start planning the next month’s events and specials for your restaurant menu. If you’re having a hard time brainstorming ways to increase revenue in the month of September, consider celebrating food holidays! These holidays are simple and easy to plan for and have the potential to […]

ORHMA presents the first annual Ontario Hospitality Conference

The Ontario Restaurant, Hotel, and Motel Association (ORHMA) is presenting the first annual Ontario Hospitality Conference on November 1-2, 2022 at the Westin Toronto Airport Hotel. As the largest provincial hospitality association, ORHMA will gather the province’s foodservice and accommodation owners and operators at this event that offers critical value, actionable information, and advice to […]

10 fun back-to-school promos for your restaurant

By Zach Williams Summer is a lively season for restaurants, overflowing with promotional possibilities. The daylight is long, the weather is fine, kids and teenagers are off school, and the revenue potential is huge. Now that the season is winding down, though, you might feel that you’re running low on marketing ideas. Have no fear, […]

5 food holidays to celebrate in August, from ice cream sandwiches to filet mignon

By Megan Prevost With the end of summer approaching, it’s time to take advantage of the heat while it’s still here, relishing in delicious summer faves like ice cream sandwiches and s’mores. If you’re looking for an excellent way to bring in some more customers on slower days, utilizing food holidays can bring both fun […]