Press release The Ontario government introduced on September 17 the Helping Tenants and Small Businesses Act that would, if passed, freeze rent in 2021 for most rent-controlled and non-rent-controlled residential units. The bill would provide the vast majority of Ontario’s tenants with financial relief as the province continues down the path of renewal, growth and economic recovery. […]
From wearable tech to robot baristas, technological innovation is stirring things up in the beverages sector By Mike Kostyo New technologies have a way of seeming futuristic, even ridiculous, one day and indispensable the next. Looking back to just a decade ago, it’s hard to believe we had yet to meet Amazon’s Alexa or gotten […]
How to improve customer experience, capitalize on new opportunities, and implement innovative technologies By Doug Reifschneider and Rich DePencier Even in this challenging time for the industry, restaurants are finding innovative ways to better serve the needs of their customers. They are evolving at breakneck speed to keep up with constantly changing rules and regulations, […]
Press release REGO Restaurant Group, which includes the Quiznos and Taco Del Mar brands, has partnered with Ghost Kitchen Brands to better serve its delivery and in-restaurant customers. Ghost Kitchen Brands owns and operates a network of 20 distinctive virtual kitchen delivery locations across Canada. Each location prepares, markets and delivers a range of nationally […]
By Chef Divakar Raju As we approach our third full “season” of COVID-19, it’s not just the infection that is impacting our population, it’s also anxiety, stress, isolation, and depression. In addition to being at higher risk of complications from the illness than other segments of the population, older adults are also vulnerable to the […]
By Alice Sinia In the wake of global health concerns, restaurants across the world have modified their dining areas to be safer and more customer friendly. For many establishments, that has meant a switch to patio dining only. These outdoor spaces are perceived as less conducive to the spread of pathogens and help to put […]
By Paulina Sawarna It’s now been almost six months since most of Canada was shut down in response to the coronavirus pandemic. With it came uncertainty, fear, and a major shift in social interactions, and in how business is conducted, particularly for the foodservice industry. Fortunately, Kraft Heinz Canada was able to leverage its experience […]
By Sophie Mir In this edition of “concepts to watch,” we highlight three restaurant concepts that are making an impact on Canadian diners. Here’s a look at the characteristics and menu offerings that make these restaurants unique: Neo Coffee Bar Facebook: 2,584 likes | Instagram: 12,880 followers | Twitter: 732 followers Locations: 2 (Toronto) Concept […]
Doug Radkey examines the strategies restaurants should be implementing to remain profitable as they reopen their dining rooms.
How technology is helping the quick-service restaurant sector thrive amid social-distancing guidelines, especially in its application to drive-thrus.