Food Focus

  • 5 food holidays to celebrate in May

    April 17, 2024
    There is plenty to celebrate this spring, from Cinco de Mayo to Mother’s Day, but what about adding some creative food holidays to your restaurant celebrations? Featuring a food holiday in your bar or at your restaurant is a great way to drive traffic on slower mid-week days, give your regulars another reason to return, ...
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  • Menu hacks and their influence on QSRs

    April 16, 2024
    Restaurants have always created dishes to appeal to their guests, of course, but some QSRs have taken it to the next level, allowing Canadian customers to weigh in with hacks to influence their menus with custom creations. Last fall, Harvey’s launched its first customer-created menu item, adding the Pickle Pickle poutine to the roster, featuring their ...
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  • Offering plant-based proteins is a profitable choice for operators

    April 16, 2024
    By Nandini Roy Choudhury As sustainability continues to drive consumer demand, alternative proteins on menus are starting to become a powerful tool to combat climate change across the globe and boost restaurant bottom lines. Leading companies, stakeholders, and suppliers are steadily investing in the development of new capabilities and resources to address the challenges associated with ...
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  • Sweet summer flavours are already arriving on menus

    April 11, 2024
    Even though spring has just arrived, many restaurants are already looking ahead to summer with seasonal items and LTOs on the menu. From desserts to beverages, many QSRs are adding to their rosters to keep guests excited to try new items and keep cool as temperatures continue to heat up. McDonald’s is caffeinating customers more creatively, ...
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  • Creating a sustainable menu for your restaurant

    April 10, 2024
    As sustainability continues to be a top priority for consumers, many are looking to frequent restaurants and businesses that align with their values. While many restaurants are focused on reducing waste, using greener suppliers, and lowering their carbon footprint, a sustainable menu is a win-win for your guests and your business. Restaurant benefits Giving your guests what they ...
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  • Concept Watch: The Burger’s Priest, Chachi’s, Sushi Taxi

    April 3, 2024
    By Katie Belflower Restobiz and Technomic’s Concept Watch this month features The Burger’s Priest, Chachi’s, and Sushi Taxi as three of Canada’s innovative restaurants. Creating a unique restaurant concept is essential to getting ahead in today’s competitive foodservice industry, and these three restaurants have adopted menus designed to get attention and stand out. The Burger’s Priest The Vatican ...
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  • Food production and its impact on restaurants

    March 21, 2024
    By Devon Graham Food production is a vital part of the foodservice industry, from the farm to the table, and the challenges that producers are facing can directly impact the restaurant’s menu, inventory, and customer satisfaction. Whether you are dealing with small-batch producers or larger companies, supply chain issues continue to plague the foodservice industry. Small-batch food ...
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  • Is breakfast making a comeback?

    March 18, 2024
    Restaurants have typically relied on commuters for breakfast sales, however, with fewer people going into the office, this daypart has seen a significant drop in recent years. But with remote job listings down over 20 per cent over the last six months, will sales start to come back as more people head to the office? ...
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  • 2023’s trends help operators craft 2024 menus

    March 12, 2024
    Taking a look at menu trends can help restaurateurs plan for this year, address diner demand, and craft menus that maximize profitability. Technomic’s recent report takes a look at the last quarter of 2023 to give some insight into what’s trending on menus year-over-year. Menu item counts have continued to increase in every mealpart, even as ...
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  • How restaurants are standing out from the crowd in 2024

    March 7, 2024
    As operators vie for consumer dollars, many restaurants are striving to set themselves apart with an improved guest experience and better value. Today’s crowded marketplace calls for restaurateurs to find ways to capture attention and attract guests to continue to compete and grow their revenues. Upping the value Many QSRs are choosing to focus on value to ...
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  • Embrace spring at your restaurant

    March 6, 2024
    As winter winds down, it’s time to start planning what spring looks like at your restaurant. With more hours of daylight, warmer weather, and more local, seasonal ingredients available, entice guests to visit to get the most out of spring. Spring cleaning Since the pandemic, studies show that 95 per cent of consumers want as much, if ...
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  • Spring items are arriving on LTO menus

    March 5, 2024
    Spring has almost sprung and some QSRs are getting a jump on launching their newest menus to celebrate the season’s arrival early. LTOs are a reliable way for restaurants to generate traffic and interest while experimenting with new flavours and dishes. Studies show that 91 per cent of people are more inclined to visit a ...
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  • Trend watch: Dandelion, salsa macha, charcoal

    March 1, 2024
    By Katie Belflower In our latest edition of Trend Watch with Technomic, we are focusing on three current top menu trends across Canada, showcasing some of the restaurants that are creatively and successfully adding these items, flavours, or ingredients to their menus. This edition focuses on dandelion, salsa macha, and charcoal. Dandelion Dandelions are hardy perennial weeds bearing ...
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  • Celebrate spring’s best holidays at your restaurant

    February 28, 2024
    Spring is right around the corner, so get into the spirit by planning to celebrate some of the holidays of the season with your restaurant guests. From the menu to the décor and ambiance, get a head start on the spring celebrations by preparing early, marketing your events, and filling those tables this season. March 17: ...
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  • Menu trends: 2024’s best buzzwords

    February 12, 2024
    Fads come and go and taking note of the top trends on your menu can help you stay relevant, get attention, and reach a new audience. This not only means staying in the know about crave-able flavours and sought-after dishes, but incorporating popular buzzwords can help you make the most of your menu. What are the ...
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