Back of House

  • The need for greater flexibility in foodservice equipment

    June 22, 2023
    By Doug George The foodservice industry continues to evolve, with constantly changing regulations and new technologies and innovations emerging all the time. As all sectors of foodservice rely on speed and efficiency when it comes to smooth operations, managers and operators are seeking equipment in 2023 that offers operational flexibility and can be convertible by offering multiple ...
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  • Accelerating your hiring process for top restaurant talent

    June 21, 2023
    By Matt Parkin As a general manager of a restaurant, you understand the challenges of hiring and retaining top talent in the fast-paced and competitive foodservice industry. Finding great candidates can often be a daunting task, and the hiring process can sometimes be slow and inefficient. In this article, we will discuss why you may be ...
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  • Why non-alcoholic beverages are a must for your menu

    June 15, 2023
    Making sure your menu features non-alcoholic beverages is a must for summer, however, non-alcoholic beverages are a hit all year, including fancy hot drinks, slushies, milkshakes, and more. Consumers typically see these items as a way to treat themselves, so it’s a great way for restaurants to up those cheque totals. Each category of non-alcoholic beverages ...
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  • Add catering to your restaurant’s roster

    June 12, 2023
    As many restaurants branch out to help with higher margins, consider the profitability of catering to raise revenues for your restaurant. In the fall of 2022, catering orders rose 184 per cent over the previous January, making it clear that as employees continue to return to the office, companies are looking to host events and ...
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  • Consider common dietary preferences to build an inclusive menu

    June 8, 2023
    By Mark Plumlee When creating a restaurant menu, it’s crucial to consider common dietary preferences and people who avoid certain foods, out of personal preference or medical necessity. By taking the time to understand these dietary preferences, you can appeal to a broader range of customers and attract new visitors. When customers with specific dietary preferences learn ...
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  • Creating a sensational summer menu

    June 8, 2023
    If you’re looking for a way to excite returning guests, capture the attention of new visitors, and keep costs down, a seasonal menu might just do the trick. As we head into summer, and fresh flavours and ingredients become available, there’s an opportunity to brighten up your menu and tighten your margins. Treat your summer ...
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  • How automated temperature monitoring can help improve efficiency

    June 6, 2023
    If you’re doing spring or summer cleaning to improve your restaurant operations, you may want to take a look at automated temperature monitoring and whether it’s a tool that could boost your efficiency. With only five per cent of restaurants currently using an automated temperature system, this might be an opportunity to pull away from ...
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  • Freshen up your restaurant operations for summer

    June 5, 2023
    Is your restaurant prepared for the summer rush that often comes with warmer weather, longer days, and outdoor dining? As most restaurant operators continue to tackle supply chain delays, inflation, and labour challenges, having a summer strategy will put you ahead of your competition and impress your guests. Plan ahead While the season is rapidly approaching, there’s ...
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  • The future of ghost kitchens

    June 2, 2023
    We’ve seen the rise of ghost kitchens over the last few years, but do they have the appeal they once had, and will we see even more of this pandemic trend pop up in the future? Initially, some commercial realtors predicted that by 2025, ghost kitchens would make up as much as 20 per cent ...
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  • The evolution of happy hour

    June 2, 2023
    Consumer habits have changed so much over the last few years, but despite flex hours and remote work, it looks like happy hour is still bringing people together and raising restaurant revenues. While happy hour once meant that people left the office to gather for after-work drinks, some are suggesting that it’s evolved, as customers ...
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  • Concepts to Watch: Odd Burger, Beertown, Souvlaki Bar

    May 31, 2023
    By Katie Belflower Restobiz and Technomic’s Concepts to Watch this month features Odd Burger, Beertown, and Souvlaki Bar as three Canadian innovative restaurants. Building and growing your restaurant concept is vital to getting ahead in the fiercely competitive foodservice industry. Creating a menu that reflects your restaurant will get you more attention, help you stand out, ...
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  • Celebrating food holidays in June

    May 25, 2023
    If you’re looking for new ways to attract customers, offer something unique, and create a buzz for your restaurant, try celebrating some of the food holidays in June. Getting your guests in the spirit with unique menu items, themed décor, and enthusiastic staff will have customers talking about your restaurant in no time. You can go ...
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  • 4 food trends to attract new customers

    May 23, 2023
    By Dawn Castell What are Canadian diners looking for when they visit a restaurant and what trends should you add to your menu? Consumers are constantly changing their tastes as they discover new dishes and ingredients, and offering the top trends can help you get attention and up that guest experience. To keep your restaurant current, update ...
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  • Spring forward with your menu

    May 17, 2023
    As the seasons change, so should your menu, as a way to reflect the trends and to get your guests to try something new this spring. How do you decide what to add to your menu? There are some tricks to sticking with seasonal themes that will get your guests ordering and may even allow ...
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  • 2023’s best burger trends

    May 8, 2023
    Once the warmer weather arrives, Canadians tend to think of barbecuing as synonymous with patios, and that means it’s time to get your burger menu ready. You likely already have burgers on your menu, but are you taking today’s trends into consideration? According to Technomic’s recent study, there are some top trends to note this season. Meat ...
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