Canada’s first sugar sweetened beverage tax introduced in Newfoundland and Labrador

In a move to try and decrease sugar consumption in Newfoundland and Labrador, the first sugar sweetened beverage tax in Canada has now been implemented by the provincial government. As promised in October 2021, a tax of 20 cents per litre now applies to all drinks with added sugars, on top of the existing provincial […]

Conventional coffee most common on Canadian menus

By Kristin Menas November 9, 2015 Leave a comment The top type of coffee drink on Canadian menus is conventional coffee and/or filter coffee, according to MenuMonitor data. Although specialty coffees have grown more popular in recent years, most establishments offer a straightforward, traditional cup of coffee. Beyond coffee cafés and breakfast-focused chains, classic coffee […]

Quenching the thirst for better non-alcoholic beverages at restaurants and foodservice operations

By Aaron Jourden Upgrading and enhancing non-alcoholic beverages is a great way for operators to please their guests and differentiate from the competition. Today, we’re seeing operators expand their beverage offerings beyond basic soft drinks, milk and coffee, to include such trend-forward refreshments as handcrafted ades (such as lemonades and limeades), fresh-squeezed fruit-and-veggie juices, and […]