Menu Trends

  • Eight restaurant trends to expect for 2014

    December 10, 2013
    By Diane Chiasson In 2014, expect menus to feature much more sophisticated and adventurous fare, while maintaining a healthy and ethical balance. Also look for bold flavours from around the world, especially the Middle East. Consumers will still be looking for healthier food options featuring more locally-sourced fruits and vegetables. Beverages will also be a big focus ...
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  • Eight food trends to watch for in 2013

    December 4, 2012
    By Diane Chiasson Move over burger bars and head-to-toe meats. It’s time to focus on vegetables! Leafy greens, exotic roots and other locally-grown vegetables are set to take centre stage this year, as our world continues to demand healthier foods. Restaurant and foodservice operators will also be more accommodating to the growing population of vegans, and those ...
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  • Top condiments and proteins in sandwiches on Canadian restaurant menus

    September 6, 2012
    = By Kristin Menas September 6, 2012 Chicken and mayonnaise appear as popular ingredients on sandwiches Top condiments/sauces in sandwiches Mayonnaise is by far the most popular condiment or sauce in sandwiches featured in Canadian restaurants, with 237 appearances in Technomic’s MenuMonitor database. The creamy condiment is extremely versatile and adaptable to a variety of ingredient combinations for sandwiches. Canadian ...
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  • Most popular burgers and top 10 cheeses on Canadian menus

    October 26, 2011
    Trending toward “better burgers” By Laura McGuire October 26, 2011 Most popular burgers on Canadian menus Specialty burgers top the list of Canada’s most popular burgers, according to MenuMonitor data. As Canadians continue to demand “better burgers,” restaurant operators must continually innovate in burger offerings. Specialty burgers allow operators room to differentiate their burger offerings from those of competitors ...
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  • Pizza trends in Canadian restaurants

    October 25, 2011
    Pizza trends in Canadian restaurants By Linda Strachan October 25, 2011   Getting a slice of the action It seems everyone has their own opinion about what makes a great pizza. Maybe that’s why there are more than 8,000 pizza restaurants across Canada.* That makes for plenty of choices, and a lot of tough competition. However the pie is smaller than ...
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  • Eight dos and don’ts for menus

    September 30, 2010
    By Diane Chiasson It’s a well-known fact in the restaurant and foodservice industry that your menu is your most effective marketing tool. Your menu not only needs to be interesting enough to draw customers into your operation, but it also needs to create opportunities for you to get those customers to spend as much as possible. Don’t ...
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