Put your restaurant on the podium during the Olympics

Olympic fever has begun and it’s a great time to get guests excited for fun festivities, themed menus, and original events. Here are just a few of the ways you can celebrate the Olympics with your restaurant community: Host Olympic viewing parties for like-minded fans to gather and cheer on their favourites. Offer a themed […]

Using restaurant aesthetics to boost your online brand

By Nicholas Rubright In today’s digital age, the success of a restaurant goes beyond just serving delicious food; it’s also about creating an experience that diners want to share online. Social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok have transformed how people discover and engage with restaurants. Crafting aesthetic menus and spaces is a great way […]

Effective marketing strategies to boost your restaurant sales

By Dawn Castell In the competitive restaurant industry, standing out and attracting customers requires a well-executed marketing strategy to increase sales, enhance brand visibility, and foster customer loyalty. Create a strong, comprehensive marketing approach to promote your restaurant effectively and drive sales growth. Understanding your market and setting goals Before diving into specific marketing tactics, […]

The crucial role of loyalty in restaurant operations

By Jacob Mancini In the fast-paced world of restaurant ownership, success can often feel like navigating a maze. Between regulations, economic shifts, overhead management, food costs, labour and more, it’s a world filled with obstacles and uncertainties. And yet, it is still one of the most attractive industries for entrepreneurs. However, what is under-emphasized in […]

Elevating your restaurant business for success

By Dawn Castell Running a successful restaurant isn’t just about serving great food, it’s about creating memorable experiences, building a loyal customer base, and mastering the art of hospitality. Whether you’re a seasoned restaurateur or just starting out in the business, here are key strategies to elevate your restaurant and achieve lasting success. Craft a […]

How employee uniforms can impact your restaurant brand

In the highly competitive restaurant industry, every element of your establishment plays a role in shaping your brand, image, and customer perception. From the moment that guests walk through your doors, they start forming opinions about your business. The clothes your staff wear can affect customer perception, establish a professional image, enhance brand recognition, and […]

Restaurants in real-time: today’s foodservice industry and where we’re headed

By Jessica Brill As the foodservice industry progresses on the road to recovery, the post-pandemic landscape continues to challenge a great number of restaurateurs. Inflation, staffing shortages, and government policies threaten the livelihoods of so many hospitality businesses, as many operators work to get back on their feet. Prior to the pandemic, the average monthly […]

The Spring/Summer issue of CRFN Magazine is now available!

In the optimistic spirit that often comes with spring and summer, we dive into today’s foodservice challenges and successes in this issue, with a look towards top trends and where we are headed through the remainder of the year. Our Spring/Summer 2024 issue of Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News examines the industry from menu trends […]

Hit a home run with your Father’s Day promotional strategy

By Mo Chaar There are approximately 8 million fathers in Canada, and while dining out for Father’s Day isn’t quite as popular as Mother’s Day, restaurants still saw a 22 per cent increase on the occasion last year. As people celebrate the father figures in their lives, the holiday presents an opportunity for restaurant owners to tap […]

Elevate your restaurant to get ahead of the competition

By Dawn Castell In the bustling world of hospitality, maintaining a competitive edge is essential for the success of any restaurant. By focusing on key areas such as menu innovation, customer service, and marketing strategies, restaurants can differentiate themselves in the market and thrive amidst today’s fierce competition. Menu innovation and culinary excellence One of […]