Restaurant Design

  • Concepts to Watch: Craft Beer Market, Waves Coffee House, Press’d Sandwich Shop

    November 29, 2022
    By: Katie Belflower Making a name for yourself means offering your customers something that is unique to your restaurant. In the most recent edition of Concepts to Watch, RestoBiz and Technomic focus on three unique restaurant concepts that stand out in the Canadian foodservice industry. This month, Craft Beer Market, Waves Coffee House, and Press’d Sandwich Shop are ...
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  • Creating a functional outdoor winter dining experience

    November 23, 2022
    Canadians love their patio season, so creating an outdoor winter dining experience is great for your bottom line. For a successful winter experience, you need to decide whether to make your patio a working winter space or whether creating something new is more your style. Using your existing patio With 49 per cent of full-service operators planning ...
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  • Beyond accessibility: universal restaurant design is essential

    October 21, 2022
    By Adrian Johansen Your guests are the heart and soul of your business. There are few things more satisfying for the owner or operator of a restaurant than seeing happy patrons crowded around a bountiful table, laughing, talking, and breaking bread together. However, for one market demographic, the opportunity to enjoy such fellowship is still often out ...
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  • Concepts to Watch: Michel’s, Angry Dragonz, Bubble World

    October 4, 2022
    By: Katie Belflower Attracting attention for your restaurant is crucial in offering something unique to your customers. In the latest edition of Concept Watch, RestoBiz and Technomic focus on three key restaurant concepts from Canadian foodservice. This month, we are highlighting Michel’s Bakery Cafe, Angry Dragonz, and Bubble World and showcasing how these restaurants are expanding Canadian ...
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  • How to use design to make your restaurant stand out – part 3: marketing materials

    September 22, 2022
    By Megan Prevost Designing your restaurant to promote your unique, identifiable brand means looking at more than just artwork and lighting to make your restaurant stand out. You’ll want to ensure that anything that mentions or promotes your restaurant also portrays that stand-out branding. This means everything from the design of your business cards to your ...
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  • How to use design to make your restaurant stand out — part 2: restaurant atmosphere

    September 7, 2022
    By Megan Prevost While the design and content of your menu can certainly help your restaurant stand out, customers think about more than just food when they’re choosing a restaurant to dine at. Restaurant marketing professionals know that restaurants provide customers with an experience, not just dinner. Whether subconsciously or explicitly, diners select restaurants based on ...
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  • Wendy’s unveils its omnichannel restaurant of the future

    August 22, 2022
    In its quest to keep up with — perhaps even lead — the pace of change in North American foodservice, Wendy’s has unveiled its “Global Next Gen” restaurant of the future. The prototype will see its traditional units adapted to incorporate several amendments which reflect the significant evolution of the quick-service restaurant industry in the last few years. ...
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  • 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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