Thriving in an oversaturated restaurant industry

By Jacob Mancini In the vast mosaic of Canada’s culinary scene, a rich palette of flavours, cultures, and restaurants merge to tantalize taste buds and ignite culinary business passions. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Yet, beneath the surface lies a pressing issue: we are oversaturated with restaurants. Subsequently, Canada finds itself at a crossroads – on […]

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants 2024 list has arrived!

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list celebrates its tenth anniversary with the 2024 edition, recognizing the top dining destinations across the country this year. “The lists and awards are derived from the votes of a national panel of experts, 150-strong, who are passionate and highly informed about quality dining,” said Jacob Richler, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Canada’s […]

How to make your patio more profitable

Now that patio season is in full swing, it’s time to focus on how it can raise your revenues. 77 per cent of diners say they prefer to dine outside when given the chance, so making it a space that enhances your restaurant experience will get those tables filling up. As you add seating and […]

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, […]

Restaurants Canada appoints Supply Chain Canada CEO as new leader

Restaurants Canada has announced that it has appointed former Supply Chain Canada President and CEO Christian Buhagiar in the same roles. The not-for-profit foodservice association, which represents over 30,000 restaurant operators, foodservice chains, and suppliers across Canada, had been led in recent months by Interim President and CEO Roy Little, who is retiring. Little will […]

Alto-Shaam appoints new national service manager for Canada

Alto-Shaam, a global leader in the foodservice equipment industry, has appointed Andre Frenette as National Service Manager for Canada. In this newly created role, Frenette, a trained service technician, is tasked with managing and supporting all authorized service providers across Canada. He will also be the primary liaison between service providers in the region and […]

Two new grants available to Canadian restaurants

Eligible Canadian restaurants now have two further grants potentially available to help cope with the impacts of COVID-19. On March 4, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the launch of the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) to help Canadian small and medium-sized businesses. The program aims to assist these businesses, including restaurants, in growing their online […]

Ocean Wise Seafood Festival returns in February

More than 400 Canadian restaurants, grocery stores, and seafood suppliers will be serving up delicious offerings in the Ocean Wise Seafood Festival through the month of February. All month long, partners will serve up their best dishes and products in support of ocean conservation. Every festival item purchased will help in the fight against overfishing, […]

Save energy while you cook with the FoodService Distributor Discount Program

Saving energy while preparing food and cooking has become even more important in 2021, with restaurants and foodservice operators looking to maximize their margins and get the most out of their kitchen equipment under reduced operating hours as a result of the pandemic. Enbridge Gas and the Independent Electricity System Operator’s Save On Energy are here to […]

Uber Eats, Postmates follow DoorDash with tiered delivery pricing structures

Uber Eats and Postmates have followed the example of DoorDash by implementing their own tiered delivery pricing structures amid a continuing conversation over the validity and morality of delivery modes during the pandemic. The two delivery services this week announced new tiered delivery pricing that sees them offer 15 per cent, 25 per cent, and […]