Restaurant Design

  • Restaurant design trends for the post-pandemic consumer

    July 29, 2022
    Perfecting your restaurant design can be tricky but it is a vital step for attracting and retaining customers. How can restaurateurs ensure they are appealing to the contemporary consumer? The latest edition of Datassential’s Trendspotting report notes that as restaurants continue to struggle to stay afloat in the post-pandemic, inflation-infused climate, more than one in five ...
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  • Concepts to Watch: Sansotei, HiFive, Chorizo

    July 27, 2022
    By Katie Belflower In the saturated world of foodservice, knowing how to stand out from the crowd is vital. Nailing down your restaurant concept and cultivating a menu that reflects your brand goes a long way to attracting and retaining customers. Every few weeks with Technomic’s Concepts to Watch, we highlight three restaurants that are showing ...
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  • How to design an awesome summer menu

    July 19, 2022
    By Megan Prevost Thanks to tourism, longer days, and more leisure time, summer is always a busy season for restaurants. The summer season offers numerous opportunities to create an exclusive experience for customers that they won’t find elsewhere. To create a special summer experience, start with your menu.  Your menu isn’t just a piece of paper with ...
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  • Making the most of your summer patio

    July 7, 2022
    By Megan Prevost By July, most restaurants are deep into their summer patio season. But are you making the most of your outdoor space? Having an outdoor seating option is a huge draw for any local restaurant and even more so when the patio itself has added features not found within the regular restaurant.  Setting up a patio ...
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  • Compass Group Canada, SJW Robotics introduce 24-hour automated kitchen

    July 7, 2022
    Robotics have a prominent place in the present and the future of foodservice, whether it is automated data collection or a burger-flipping robot. Now, Compass Group Canada and SJW Robotics are introducing a 24-hour automated kitchen, which the latter company calls “the world’s first fully autonomous robotic restaurant that cooks made-to-order meals”. The two companies have ...
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  • Concepts to Watch: La Cubana, Goodfellas, Dineen Coffee

    June 10, 2022
    By Katie Belflower A bold and decisive restaurant branding and concept are important for success. Every month, with Technomic’s Concepts to Watch, we highlight three restaurants that demonstrate this across the country. This month, the focus is on Ontario, with Toronto Cuban restaurant La Cubana, southern Ontario pizzeria Goodfellas, and Toronto coffee company Dineen spotlighted. Source: La Cubana ...
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  • Heading into summer 2022, where does Canadian foodservice stand?

    May 9, 2022
    By David Hopkins It’s difficult to believe it but we’re already more than a third of the way through 2022. Now, more than two years into the pandemic, Canadian foodservice businesses are continually facing challenges while also experiencing new successes and new innovations. Even as we’re only in the fifth month of the year, there are ...
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  • Concepts to Watch: Burgoo, Uniburger, Sidewalk Citizen

    March 31, 2022
    By Katie Belflower Technomic is constantly keeping abreast of the latest and greatest in Canadian restaurants, and its latest Concepts to Watch highlights three more standout restaurant concepts on show right now. This month, the focus is on Burgoo, Uniburger, and Sidewalk Citizen. Source: Burgoo website Burgoo Facebook: 1,890 likes | Instagram: 6,748 followers | Twitter: 3,142 followers Locations: 4 (Vancouver, B.C.) Concept ...
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  • What restaurants can gain from private dining

    March 23, 2022
    By Sylvia Tomczak It’s exclusive, it’s elusive, it’s underground dining — and it might just be happening in the most obvious of places. All across Canada (and the rest of the world), chefs and restaurateurs have been rethinking the concept of dining out through embracing elements of secret supper club culture. Welcoming social intimacy and offering ...
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  • Perfecting your online menu experience

    March 15, 2022
    Never has nailing your customer experience been more important. That certainly applies to your online menu at a time when off-premises consumption has become such a staple of the foodservice industry. In a recent webinar titled “Ensuring Great Menu Experience”, Paytronix’s Chris Zeigler talked through how operators can perfect their online menu experience. At the outset, he ...
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  • Building for success with your restaurant patio

    March 14, 2022
    It may not feel like it just yet, but patio season is on the way again. Programs like Toronto’s CaféTO and Vancouver’s own system will be underway again this spring made permanent in some major jurisdictions, and with hopes of a sustained reopening this time around, it could be a much-needed busy summer for those ...
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  • Vancouver patio program amended by City after criticism

    March 14, 2022
    The Vancouver patio program has been amended at short notice by the City following high-profile criticism from the foodservice and hospitality industry. The 2022 guidelines for summer patios at restaurants, bars, and breweries had come under fire from industry associations such as the BC Craft Brewers Guild and the BC Restaurant and Food Services Association. Those ...
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  • Quick-service restaurants are shrinking — by design

    February 18, 2022
    Digital is the present and the future for quick-service restaurants, and many major chains are refocusing on smaller physical footprints to increase efficiencies and maximize that potential. Tim Hortons’ U.S. restaurants are getting smaller in an attempt to make the most out of a smaller space and speed up build times, said José Cil, CEO of parent ...
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  • Here today, gone tomorrow: the value of restaurant pop-ups

    January 28, 2022
    By Sylvia Tomczak Pop-ups aren’t an entirely new concept, but lately, they do seem to be appearing on just about every abandoned street corner or empty restaurant facade. From grocers to retailers and, of course, restaurants, the magic of the pop-up is that it’s here today and gone tomorrow. Either moving to a bricks-and-mortar location or ...
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  • Concepts to watch: Dinesty, Buono, Dic Ann’s

    January 28, 2022
    By Katie Belflower RestoBiz and Technomic’s first 2022 edition of Concept Watch highlights three restaurant concepts on show in Canadian foodservice and what makes them stand out from the crowd. This month, the focus is on Dinesty Dumpling House in B.C., Toronto’s Buono, and Quebec QSR Dic Ann’s. Source: Dinesty Dumpling House website Dinesty Dumpling House Facebook: 855 likes | Instagram: ...
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