Finding success through flexible financing

Calgary’s Blowers & Grafton has thrived during the pandemic thanks to painstaking planning and Merchant Growth’s solutions By Tom Nightingale Foodservice and hospitality is often a fine-margin business even at the best of times. There’s so much to juggle financially, from day-to-day product and operational expenses to salaries, from rent and insurance to health and […]

The dichotomy of third-party delivery services

The debate around third-party delivery apps is intensifying amid the economic impacts of COVID-19 By Tom Nightingale For the foodservice businesses and restaurants that have been able to survive the last 12 months of COVID-19 pandemic, keeping up with the fast rate of change has been vital. In particular, operators across the country have had […]

Restaurant Branding During COVID-19: Developing your brand guide

In Part I of a new three-part look at restaurant branding during the pandemic, we assess how operators can lay solid marketing foundations By Doug Radkey Hospitality, since the beginning of time, has been about building connections. That right there is not going to change, even with a global pandemic thrown our way. Even though […]

Common restaurant operations mistakes – and how to fix them

During the COVID-19 pandemic, running smooth restaurant operations has become harder than ever. Thankfully, some surefire tips can help.

Bringing foodservice operations into the 2020s

Integrated POS solutions like Lightspeed offer success for operators in the current climate, but the ability to pivot is also vital.

Under the dome: Could outdoor dining pods offer a new future for patios?

Various Canadian and U.S. restaurants are exploring dining pods as an option during COVID-19 but their viability is still a point of contention.