5 food holidays to celebrate in December, from comfort food to champagne

By Megan Prevost This month is jam-packed full of holiday cheer already, but just in case you’re looking for a little bit more to celebrate before the end of the year, we’ve got five more food holidays in December for you! Featuring a food holiday at your bar or restaurant is a great way to […]

Concepts to Watch: Craft Beer Market, Waves Coffee House, Press’d Sandwich Shop

By: Katie Belflower Making a name for yourself means offering your customers something that is unique to your restaurant. In the most recent edition of Concepts to Watch, RestoBiz and Technomic focus on three unique restaurant concepts that stand out in the Canadian foodservice industry. This month, Craft Beer Market, Waves Coffee House, and Press’d Sandwich […]

Top 5 books for restaurant owners

By Megan Prevost Many professional fields provide opportunities to grow through the pursuit of outside research and books. Taking a little time to read up on your work can pay back huge dividends in performance, but often this doesn’t ring true for fields where experience is king. Experience is the best teacher in many arenas, […]

Restaurant staffing tips for the holidays

By Matt Parkin Restaurant staffing can be a challenge at this time of year. With the supply chain slowdowns, rising menu prices, and the holidays fast approaching, you can’t afford to have your restaurant understaffed. The problem is that the labour market is tight and unemployment is low so there isn’t a huge pool of […]

What is your restaurant missing?

By Megan Prevost Success in the restaurant industry often comes from a passionate pursuit to make things better, but what is your restaurant missing? In an industry as volatile and unpredictable as this one, it’s important to stay on your toes, and pay attention to customer retention trends, customer satisfaction levels, and your competitors. No […]

How strategic labelling can increase your plant-based sales

By Makayla Dewit Imagine that you sit down at a restaurant, examine the menu, and see these two choices listed: low-fat vegan pasta and lemon-pesto rotini with fried capers. Which sounds more appetizing to you? It is almost certainly the second one. This example highlights the importance of thoughtfully labelling food and menu items to […]

7 ways to upsell your customers

By Mark Plumlee To maximize the success of your business and get the most out of every transaction for your restaurant, your servers need to know how to upsell.   As any salesman worth his salt will tell you, upselling is an effective way to increase boost your profits and get customers taking you up […]

5 skills a restaurant manager needs

By Megan Prevost Restaurant managers have a heavy responsibility and need certain skills to handle all the moving parts to create an excellent dining experience. Here are five skills a restaurant manager needs to keep their restaurant at the top of its game. Communication Communication is vital to a restaurant’s success, as you might be […]

Beyond accessibility: universal restaurant design is essential

By Adrian Johansen Your guests are the heart and soul of your business. There are few things more satisfying for the owner or operator of a restaurant than seeing happy patrons crowded around a bountiful table, laughing, talking, and breaking bread together. However, for one market demographic, the opportunity to enjoy such fellowship is still […]

5 different Halloween events for your restaurant

By Megan Prevost As Halloween approaches, it’s easy to feel spoiled for choice when celebrating. If you want your guests to spend the spookiest night of the year with you, you’ll need a Halloween event of your own to draw them in. Dim the lights, crank up the Monster Mash, and plan an event to […]