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 […]

Celebrate June’s best food holidays at your restaurant

There’s so much to celebrate in June, with food holidays that spotlight both sweet and savoury options. Give your guests something new to try, get everyone feeling festive, and expand your menu with a few of this month’s favourites – and you just might attract some new guests, too. Create a following for your festivities […]

Give your beverage menu a glow-up with summer’s top trends

With patio season in our sights, it’s the perfect time to take a look at your beverage menu and see where it can be spruced up. From cocktails to mocktails, choose trendy ingredients, interesting garnishes, and pretty presentation to take your drink menu to the next level. 84 per cent of consumers think that restaurants […]

Using fresh ingredients to freshen up your menu

Canadians have such a short growing season that taking advantage of fresh, seasonal ingredients only makes sense. By incorporating ingredients that are in season, chefs can use produce at its most flavourful to enhance their dishes, support local farmers, and reduce the restaurant’s carbon footprint. 59 per cent of diners say are more likely to […]

Handwashing and the foodservice industry

Handwashing has always been a vital part of food safety and hygiene in the foodservice industry, with even more attention placed on that importance in recent years. Studies show that restaurant employees wash their hands about one-third of the time that they should, but frequent and proper handwashing protects diners from cross-contamination, limits the spread […]

Trend Watch: Camelina, balsamic pearls, beet jam

By Katie Belflower Our monthly edition of Trend Watch with Technomic highlights three menu trends that are gaining popularity across Canada right now and looks at how Canadian restaurateurs are successfully incorporating them into their menus. This month’s edition features camelina, balsamic pearls, and beet jam. Camelina Some operators are featuring camelina in a variety […]

QSRs are diversifying their menus to draw in a broader customer base

Many restaurateurs are getting creative with their menus, adding new items, focusing on fresh flavours, and targeting new markets as they continue to compete for attention. Over half of restaurants plan to add LTOs to the menu this year, to up perceived value, and offer guests something new to try and a reason to visit. […]

Embracing ethnic and global flavours on your menu

By Nandini Roy Chadry Today’s consumers are on the lookout for sophisticated and exotic cuisines infused with unique ingredients and bold flavours. With the rapid movement of people from one part of the world to another, the need for traditional food items that they are used to consuming is rising. This has created a massive […]

Making your restaurant a Mother’s Day destination

Are you planning a Mother’s Day celebration at your restaurant?  Research shows over half of Canadians (51 per cent) plan on dining out for Mother’s Day this year so it’s a great time to get people in and raise revenues. Mother’s Day brunch is a classic way to celebrate our favourite moms, bringing together families […]