How the new CFIA labelling regulations can affect your operations

By Hannah van Teylingen The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada are stepping up their game with new food labelling regulations that are planned to kick in by 2024 and 2025. In today’s health-conscious world, these new regulations aim to enhance transparency, encourage smarter food choices, and make sure everyone – from foodies […]

Inflation and the foodservice industry

The last few years have seen a steady and dramatic rise in the cost of food. In January, inflation reached a dramatic 11 per cent, however, global inflation is on the decline, with Germany recording a drop from 22 per cent fourteen months ago to .15 per cent today. Similarly, the United States has seen […]

Go greener with your restaurant’s takeout containers

Consumers are looking to connect with businesses that align with their values and sustainability is top of mind for many diners who want to see greener practices from their favourite restaurants. Studies show that 66 per cent of consumers take sustainability into consideration when making a purchase, and diners are willing to pay up to […]

How AI helps restaurants cut costs and improve service

As restaurateurs ready themselves for a busy spring and summer, technology like AI can be helpful in meeting some of the challenges restaurants are facing. Labour shortages, inventory management, and increasing efficiency are all challenges that AI can help operators manage, as they continue to build the bottom line. RELATED: How restaurants can leverage technology […]

Is employee theft affecting your business?

In today’s economy, every dollar counts. With employee theft an ongoing issue, accounting for 75 per cent of restaurant inventory losses, operators need to be mindful of this potential hit to their bottom line. How can you plan ahead, spot theft, mitigate the damage, and avoid being targeted in the future? Restaurant turnover is at […]

Kitchen equipment monitoring for enhanced operational efficiency

By Madan Kanala In recent years, the landscape of multi-unit food service operations has been plagued by financial volatility. Despite a resurgence in consumer dining habits post-pandemic, these businesses continue to encounter unique hurdles. Escalating food and beverage inventory costs pose significant operational challenges in the kitchen, exacerbating thin profit margins amidst persistent battles against […]

Planning ahead for patio season

In the next few months, we will see patios steadily open up as the weather warms up and more people want to enjoy dining outside. The warmer weather brings operators the opportunity to bring in more traffic, create a unique dining space, expand the menu, and become a destination for outdoor dining. But with these […]

Food production and its impact on restaurants

By Devon Graham Food production is a vital part of the foodservice industry, from the farm to the table, and the challenges that producers are facing can directly impact the restaurant’s menu, inventory, and customer satisfaction. Whether you are dealing with small-batch producers or larger companies, supply chain issues continue to plague the foodservice industry. […]

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 […]

Navigating the surge to offer an enhanced customer experience

By Peter Dougherty In an ever-evolving industry, restaurant operators are continually seeking innovative ways to increase revenue and elevate the overall guest experience. Traditionally, surge pricing has been considered a strategy to manage demand during peak hours. However, in recent years, guests have become more conscious about spending and surge pricing has become unpopular with […]