Sweet summer flavours are already arriving on menus

Even though spring has just arrived, many restaurants are already looking ahead to summer with seasonal items and LTOs on the menu. From desserts to beverages, many QSRs are adding to their rosters to keep guests excited to try new items and keep cool as temperatures continue to heat up. McDonald’s is caffeinating customers more […]

How much will the carbon tax and climate change affect food prices?

Inflation has dominated the news and the industry for the last few years, as consumers have seen food prices consistently rise. While we did experience some temporary relief from inflation in February, how much impact will climate change and Canada’s carbon tax impact the industry? Will these factors force restaurateurs to raise their menu prices […]

Restaurants Canada unveils bar and beverage lineup for RC Show 2024

Canada’s Leading hospitality and foodservice expo announces amazing beverage offerings featuring renowned industry leaders, thrilling competitions, a unique Pop Up Experience, immersive workshops, events and much more. Bringing together creative solutions and techniques from global bar experts as part of this year’s LEVEL UP theme, RC Show 2024, Canada’s leading hospitality and foodservice expo is […]

Is breakfast making a comeback?

Restaurants have typically relied on commuters for breakfast sales, however, with fewer people going into the office, this daypart has seen a significant drop in recent years. But with remote job listings down over 20 per cent over the last six months, will sales start to come back as more people head to the office? […]

Government regulation delivers another hit to BC restaurants

By Joseph Brown In Canada last year, more restaurants closed than opened. It is a business where margins are tight, costs are rising, and customers are feeling the pinch of inflation. Many in the food service and hospitality sector are still recovering from the pandemic that forced many of our businesses to the brink. We have […]

2023’s trends help operators craft 2024 menus

Taking a look at menu trends can help restaurateurs plan for this year, address diner demand, and craft menus that maximize profitability. Technomic’s recent report takes a look at the last quarter of 2023 to give some insight into what’s trending on menus year-over-year. Menu item counts have continued to increase in every mealpart, even […]

Off-premise dining continues to drive restaurant revenues

Even as dine-in traffic continues to pick up, demand remains high for off-premise dining. From delivery to drive-thru, studies show that 43 per cent of full-service restaurants accounted for more off-premise business in 2023 than five years ago, and 26 per cent of operators plan to add more options to their off-premise offerings this year. […]

Spring items are arriving on LTO menus

Spring has almost sprung and some QSRs are getting a jump on launching their newest menus to celebrate the season’s arrival early. LTOs are a reliable way for restaurants to generate traffic and interest while experimenting with new flavours and dishes. Studies show that 91 per cent of people are more inclined to visit a […]

FedDev Ontario invests to help three food companies scale up and create jobs

Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), along with Iqwinder Gaheer, Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Malton, announced a total investment of nearly $2.4 million for three innovative food manufacturers to seize new opportunities for growth and create 56 jobs. This investment includes support for the […]