Weatherproofing your patio

Patio season is right around the corner, but is your patio ready for spring? Typically, as soon as temperatures rise, Canadians are eager to spend sunny days outside but if you do not properly weatherproof your patio, you may incur damage, experience temporary closures, and turn away business from patio-seekers. RELATED: Embrace spring at your […]

Designing dementia-friendly restaurants

People with dementia often experience a range of issues that make living difficult, as do the loved ones who care for them. One area that can cause people with dementia significant difficulty is dining out in restaurants. The busy surroundings, many people in one place, and complex food options can all lead to confusion and […]

The upside of kiosks for QSRs

The labour shortages we’ve seen over the last few years in the foodservice industry have led many QSRs to lean on technology to help bridge that gap, and kiosks are catching on as a way to better manage labour and provide a better guest experience. RELATED: 2023’s hottest restaurant technology While at one time self-serve […]

Concepts to Watch: Mont Tacos, Boardwalk Fries Burgers Shakes, and Industria Pizzeria + Bar

By Katie Belflower In the final 2023 edition of Concept Watch from RestoBiz and Technomic, we spotlight three unique restaurant concepts in Canadian foodservice, highlighting what makes them stand out from the crowd. This month, the focus is on Mont Tacos, Boardwalk Fries Burgers Shakes, and Industria Pizzeria + Bar.   Mont Tacos Mont Taco Image […]

A deep dive into restaurant restroom accessibility

By Evan Drake A restaurant’s commitment to accessibility shouldn’t end at the dining table but should extend to every nook and corner, and the restrooms are no exception. RELATED: Creating an inclusive dining experience is a must for restaurants Guidelines: more than just a tick box There are many guidelines available to restaurants, from the […]

Make your restaurant an occasion destination

Diners often spend special moments like birthdays or anniversaries at their favourite restaurants, so becoming an occasion destination means your guests associate you with some of the important milestones in their lives. This not only builds relationships with your clientele and boosts loyalty, but it may also help your bottom line by filling those tables […]

Creating an inclusive dining experience is a must for restaurants

By Evan Drake Dining out is a universally enjoyed pleasure, however, for a significant number of patrons, physical barriers can diminish an otherwise delightful experience. Ensuring restaurant accessibility isn’t merely a legal obligation, it’s an imperative step in creating an inclusive space where everyone feels welcomed and valued at your business. Understanding wheelchair requirements Often, […]

Accessibility by design: creating a patio for everyone to enjoy

By Jessica Brill Patio season is here again and as the weather continues to heat up and outdoor seating is in high demand, making that space available and welcoming to all restaurant guests is an important part of your operations. Whether your patio is stored away for the winter or it’s a four-season operation, consider […]