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 […]

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 […]

How does value influence restaurant guest satisfaction?

In today’s inflationary times, consumers are spending their dollars wisely, paying attention to pricing, and weighing where to invest. Restaurants are seeing a drop in visits as guests weigh their purchases, tightening their belts to decrease discretionary spending. However, there is good news for operators: Technomic’s recent webinar reveals some encouraging data to help restaurants […]

Can you improve your restaurant’s online ordering system?

As off-premise dining stays popular among consumers, operators can differentiate themselves and raise the bar on the customer experience with a better online ordering system. According to TouchBistro’s 2024 Diner Trends Report, 31 per cent of Canadians are ordering delivery and takeout every week, and that’s up from 25 per cent in 2022. Today, online […]

Partnering up for more restaurant profits

More and more operators are seeing value in creating co-campaigns to raise revenues, reach a broader audience, and add creativity to their menus. Brand campaigns The industry is seeing partnerships among chains emerge more commonly to add value and variety for their customers. Recently, Wendy’s added the Cinnabon pull-apart to their breakfast menu, adding a […]

The rise of eatertainment

The foodservice industry has seen many changes in the last few years, but the rise of eatertainment is one trend that looks like it is here to stay. Guests are looking for more from their restaurant visits, and that means adding value with an exceptional experience – that’s eatertainment. While not a strictly new concept […]

Celebrities are helping restaurants get attention

Along with traditional and social media marketing, more restaurants and QSRs have begun to promote relationships with celebrities in recent years to try and tap into their fan bases and increase notoriety. This marketing trend takes sponsorship to the next level, capitalizing on as many mediums as possible to get people talking. From Justin Bieber’s […]

Restaurant marketing in 2024

Standing out from the crowd is vital for restaurants still on the road to recovery and while you might have some tried and true practices, this year offers some marketing trends that can help you get ahead in some new ways. Looking to switch up your marketing strategy and offer something new to your audiences? […]

Essential resources for restaurateurs

By Dawn Castell As restaurant owners navigate the dynamic landscape of the food service industry, access to comprehensive resources is essential for optimizing operations, enhancing customer experiences, and driving profitability. From streamlining order processing to managing inventory and marketing efforts, leveraging the right tools and support systems can empower restaurant owners to thrive in a […]