Top tips for minimizing restaurant expenses

By Charli Tanner Everyone is feeling the financial pinch, and with restaurants facing rising food, utility, and labour costs, they are keeping a close eye on their profit margins. Reports at the end of 2023 revealed that rising costs meant one-third of Canadian restaurants were operating at a loss, highlighting the need for reducing expenses […]

Menu trends: 2024’s best buzzwords

Fads come and go and taking note of the top trends on your menu can help you stay relevant, get attention, and reach a new audience. This not only means staying in the know about crave-able flavours and sought-after dishes, but incorporating popular buzzwords can help you make the most of your menu. What are […]

Building a restaurant community

By Mila Holosha To build relationships, boost your business, and retain a loyal customer base, you need to create a restaurant community. Rather than simply being a place to stop for a meal, operators need to focus on creating more than just delicious food – and that means taking a broader look at your operations […]

Meeting sustainability goals with a menu makeover

By Riana Topan Amidst increasingly dire warnings about the fate of our planet, and more frequent reminders about the consequences of climate change in the form of wildfires, floods, and tornadoes, the urgent need to address the global environmental crisis feels more real than ever before. Thankfully, so does the foodservice industry’s remarkable power to […]

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 […]

What restaurant loyalty programs look like in 2024

Loyalty programs have been popping up everywhere in the last few years, as restaurants focus on getting to know their customers and using data to better manage the business. However, loyalty programs continue to evolve as consumer preferences change, and 2024 brings a new level of personalization to loyalty as we know it. Studies show […]

Why menu engineering is a must for restaurants

By David Hopkins Menu engineering is one of the most crucial yet often overlooked aspects of restaurant operations. Restaurateurs place so much value on a menu’s taste, ease of execution, and customer satisfaction that they may forget to engineer for profit. Few restaurants understand the importance of properly pricing and costing out their menus and […]

Get guests falling for your restaurant this Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air, and celebrating Valentine’s Day at your restaurant allows you to attract new guests, offer something unique to your regulars, test out new dishes or LTOs, and build your bottom line. About 49 per cent of people celebrated Valentine’s last year in a restaurant, so create an event that gets guests […]

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 […]

Trending treats for winter dessert menus

By Mark Plumlee ‘Tis the season get guests excited for new, craveable, seasonal treats on your menu. Desserts remain a popular item for diners, and although 21 per cent of diners say they’ve eaten dessert in the last 24 hours, studies show that number is actually closer to 63 per cent. Now’s the perfect time […]