Restaurant Design

  • Weatherproofing your patio

    March 14, 2024
    Patio season is right around the corner, but is your patio ready for spring? Typically, as soon as temperatures rise, Canadians are eager to spend sunny days outside but if you do not properly weatherproof your patio, you may incur damage, experience temporary closures, and turn away business from patio-seekers. RELATED: Embrace spring at your restaurant There ...
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  • Designing dementia-friendly restaurants

    March 11, 2024
    People with dementia often experience a range of issues that make living difficult, as do the loved ones who care for them. One area that can cause people with dementia significant difficulty is dining out in restaurants. The busy surroundings, many people in one place, and complex food options can all lead to confusion and ...
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  • Avoiding slips, trips, and falls in your restaurant

    December 6, 2023
    As the weather starts to turn and winter arrives, slips, trips, and falls become a risk at your restaurant. When people track in snow and ice on their shoes and track it through the restaurant, it’s a hazard for your staff and guests as they navigate busy times and often, small spaces. It’s vital that you ...
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  • The upside of kiosks for QSRs

    November 29, 2023
    The labour shortages we’ve seen over the last few years in the foodservice industry have led many QSRs to lean on technology to help bridge that gap, and kiosks are catching on as a way to better manage labour and provide a better guest experience. RELATED: 2023’s hottest restaurant technology While at one time self-serve kiosks may ...
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  • Concepts to Watch: Mont Tacos, Boardwalk Fries Burgers Shakes, and Industria Pizzeria + Bar

    November 28, 2023
    By Katie Belflower In the final 2023 edition of Concept Watch from RestoBiz and Technomic, we spotlight three unique restaurant concepts in Canadian foodservice, highlighting what makes them stand out from the crowd. This month, the focus is on Mont Tacos, Boardwalk Fries Burgers Shakes, and Industria Pizzeria + Bar.   Mont Tacos Mont Taco Image Source: Mont Taco Instagram  Facebook: 2,700 ...
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  • Winterizing your restaurant patio

    November 10, 2023
    Patio season isn’t just for summer! As the seasons change and the weather gets cooler, you may want to create a winter space that’s practical for your winter guests. If you’re looking to extend the life of your patio and increase winter seating, there are some steps you can take to winterize your patio and ...
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  • A deep dive into restaurant restroom accessibility

    September 12, 2023
    By Evan Drake A restaurant’s commitment to accessibility shouldn’t end at the dining table but should extend to every nook and corner, and the restrooms are no exception. RELATED: Creating an inclusive dining experience is a must for restaurants Guidelines: more than just a tick box There are many guidelines available to restaurants, from the Americans with Disabilities Act ...
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  • Make your restaurant an occasion destination

    September 1, 2023
    Diners often spend special moments like birthdays or anniversaries at their favourite restaurants, so becoming an occasion destination means your guests associate you with some of the important milestones in their lives. This not only builds relationships with your clientele and boosts loyalty, but it may also help your bottom line by filling those tables ...
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  • Creating an inclusive dining experience is a must for restaurants

    August 30, 2023
    By Evan Drake Dining out is a universally enjoyed pleasure, however, for a significant number of patrons, physical barriers can diminish an otherwise delightful experience. Ensuring restaurant accessibility isn’t merely a legal obligation, it’s an imperative step in creating an inclusive space where everyone feels welcomed and valued at your business. Understanding wheelchair requirements Often, when we think ...
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  • Accessibility by design: creating a patio for everyone to enjoy

    June 26, 2023
    By Jessica Brill Patio season is here again and as the weather continues to heat up and outdoor seating is in high demand, making that space available and welcoming to all restaurant guests is an important part of your operations. Whether your patio is stored away for the winter or it’s a four-season operation, consider an ...
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  • Restaurant design for the post-pandemic consumer

    February 28, 2023
    By Tom Nightingale 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 and providing an atmosphere and aesthetic that diners want to experience? Datassential’s Trendspotting report offered a lowdown on some key and emerging trends in restaurant design ...
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  • Attract couples to your restaurant with date nights

    February 27, 2023
    By Mark Plumlee Now that Valentine’s Day has passed, it’s time to celebrate anniversaries and date nights for the rest of the year. Many couples struggle to find time to plan a special evening, but your restaurant can help with easy and romantic options, while also promoting and building your business. With tougher competition than ever in ...
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  • 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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