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5 partnerships that raise your restaurant revenue
September 19, 2023

AI-driven kitchen technology is a transformative force
September 12, 2023

Create an inclusive dining experience for your guests
September 6, 2023

Side projects boost engagement and retention for your restaurant
August 29, 2023

Use your personal brand to build your restaurant business
August 22, 2023

How AI is helping diners make smarter decisions
August 15, 2023

Responding to online reviews: a cheat sheet for restaurants
August 9, 2023

Cocktails are raising the bar with texture, function, and nature
August 1, 2023

Michelin honours restaurants that don’t break the bank
July 25, 2023

Tech talk: an expert take on the future of restaurants
July 18, 2023

Food waste app helps tackle food waste and insecurity
July 11, 2023

Create a patio space for everyone to enjoy
July 5, 2023

The Spring/Summer issue of CRFN is now available!
June 27, 2023

How to set up a successful restaurant payroll
June 20, 2023

Building an inclusive menu around dietary restrictions
June 13, 2023

Attract new restaurant guests with these 4 food trends
June 7, 2023

Restaurants embrace technology ahead of looming recession
May 30, 2023

7 ways to grow your restaurant’s social media following
May 16, 2023

5 tips to attract and hire the best talent for your patio
May 2, 2023

How ChatGPT can optimize restaurant staffing
April 18, 2023

Increasing your restaurant’s revenues and profitability
April 4, 2023

How to conduct interview to hire the best candidates
March 21, 2023

How to attract couples to your restaurant with date nights
March 7, 2023

Foodservice today and tomorrow: looking ahead to a bright future
February 28, 2023

Vaulting staffing hurdles to find a way forward
February 22, 2023

The winter issue of CRFN magazine is now available!
February 7, 2023

Restaurant success through the pandemic and beyond
January 24, 2023

Trend Watch: Garum, ras el hanout, spruce tips
January 10, 2023

5 fun promos to celebrate the New Year at your restaurant
December 20, 2022

5 Christmas marketing ideas for your restaurant
December 13, 2022

5 food holidays to celebrate in December
December 6, 2022

Sweet and savoury winter treats are trending on menus
November 29, 2022

Restaurant staffing tips for the holiday season
November 22, 2022

What is your restaurant missing to get to the next level?
November 15, 2022

Trend Watch: Miso cocktails, huitlacoche, prickly ash
November 8, 2022

November food holidays: from nachos to French toast
November 1, 2022

Beyond accessibility: universal restaurant design is essential
October 25, 2022

How to make your customers feel like family
October 18, 2022

What are customer profiles and why should you build them?
October 11, 2022

How allergen-friendly is your restaurant?
October 4, 2022

Use marketing materials for your restaurant design to stand out
September 27, 2022

Trend watch: Ssamjang, daisy buttons, banana ketchup
September 20, 2022

How to use design to make your restaurant atmosphere stand out
September 13, 2022

The Summer 2022 issue of CRFN magazine is out now!
September 7, 2022

The fall flavours that could define the season in 2022
August 30, 2022

How restaurants can create community with nonprofits
August 23, 2022

Why you should solicit more online reviews (and how to do it)
August 16, 2022

Where on Canadian menus are the biggest price increases being seen?
August 9, 2022

Restaurant design to appeal to the post-pandemic consumer
August 2, 2022

How to nail your summer menu, August food holidays, and more
July 26, 2022

Canadian foodservice started 2022 better than expected, but economy is cause for concern
July 19, 2022

Perfecting a patio, loyalty mistakes to avoid, and more
July 12, 2022

5 food holidays to mark in July, from fried chicken to tequila
July 5, 2022

Bika: Honouring Turkish roots with sustainable farming, local values
June 28, 2022

What is Canada’s most wanted menu in mid-2022?
June 21, 2022

Concepts to Watch: La Cubana, Goodfellas, Dineen Coffee
June 14, 2022

Restaurant sales have exceeded pre-pandemic for the first time
June 7, 2022

Guess who’s coming to dinner? (Plus breakfast and lunch)
May 31, 2022

Why creating a story with your menu makes a difference
May 25, 2022

Canadian foodservice’s midterm report: how have trends shifted?
May 17, 2022

State of the industry, solving the labour crisis & more
May 10, 2022

Restaurant automation must cater to the customer
May 3, 2022

The food industry is building a new home in the metaverse
April 26, 2022

Why fusion cuisine is both a privilege & a predicament
April 19, 2022

Budget 2022 leaves restaurants hungry for more, say industry groups
April 12, 2022

Concept Watch, soaring gas prices hit restaurants, and more
April 5, 2022

Canadian culinary’s bright future: An interview with the chair of the Culinary Federation’s board of directors
March 29, 2022

How Canadian foodservice is stepping up to support Ukraine
March 22, 2022

Building for success with your restaurant patio this spring
March 15, 2022

Ontario may be done with proof of vaccination, but not all restaurants are
March 8, 2022

Why menu refinement has become the name of the game
March 1, 2022

What’s next for Ontario restaurants at full capacity?
February 23, 2022

Ontario lifting capacity limits and vaccine mandate for restaurants
February 15, 2022

Diner demand rebounding, dispelling plant-based myths, and more
February 8, 2022

The value of pop-ups, the power of reporting functions, and more
February 1, 2022

Ontario set to reopen, emergency workers requested, and more
January 25, 2022

How tech can reduce disruptions, menu trend watch, and more
January 18, 2022

Our 2021 content in review, dining room closures, and more
January 11, 2022


Sustainable apps, new restrictions, branding, and more
December 14, 2021

Tackling staffing challenges, tech integration, branding, and more
December 7, 2021

Winter indoor dining, recognizing women in foodservice & more
November 30, 2021

The importance of TikTok for restaurants: the clock is ticking
November 16, 2021

Capitalizing on consumers’ growing confidence
November 2, 2021

The Fall 2021 CRFN digital issue is out now! Plus vaccine passports pushback and more
October 19, 2021

The labour question, an optimistic recovery outlook, and more
October 5, 2021

Instagram’s importance, new Alberta restrictions, and more
September 21, 2021

Lessons learned, loyalty programs, menu trends, and more
September 8, 2021

Female empowerment in foodservice, vaccine passports, and more
August 24, 2021

The hiring dilemma & the vaccine question
August 10, 2021

360-degree dining & the new climate of guest impulse
July 27, 2021

Ontario’s devastating dining shutdown finally ending
July 13, 2021

Being a tech-savvy restaurant means knowing when to say no
July 6, 2021

COVID-19 can ultimately offer opportunities for restaurateurs
June 29, 2021

What diners are looking for in patios this summer
June 15, 2021

Interview: Making bold decisions in tough times
June 1, 2021

Complimentary ORHMA membership offer from MediaEdge Communications
May 18, 2021

Translating local food markets for an online world
May 4, 2021

Being memorable is key to restaurant branding during COVID-19
April 27, 2021

Contactless solutions are a win-win for consumers & businesses
April 20, 2021

Strength, resilience & creativity: How foodservice operators have thrived in the pandemic
April 6, 2021

Restaurant Branding During COVID-19: Connecting with your community
March 23, 2021

The dichotomy of third-party delivery services
March 10, 2021

Restaurant insurance is a complex issue in a pandemic
February 24, 2021

Analyzing common operating mistakes and how to fix them
February 8, 2021

If your team falls apart: mental health & addiction in foodservice
January 26, 2021

What to expect in Canadian foodservice in 2021
January 12, 2021


Digitizing customer loyalty as in-person experience wanes
December 22, 2020

Restaurants can learn from the pizza delivery model
December 10, 2020

Utilizing digital workplaces in a changing world
November 26, 2020

CRFN’s expanded Fall 2020 issue is available now
November 12, 2020

The rise of ghost kitchens in the age of COVID-19
October 29, 2020

Restaurants must be bold now that summer is gone
October 15, 2020

5 tips for the best customer experience during COVID-19
October 5, 2020

Compassion and contingency are vital during COVID-19
September 24, 2020

Restaurant menu trends to watch in September 2020
September 18, 2020

Kraft Heinz Canada quick to adjust during COVID
August 25, 2020

Can drive-thrus and social distancing mix?
July 29, 2020

Social media and Canada’s plant-based food scene
July 20, 2020

COVID stories from St. Louis Bar & Grill, Delmanor, and more
June 30, 2020

News and views on the safest ways to reopen your restaurant
June 11, 2020

Join our FREE online restaurant directory today
May 28, 2020

How the Canadian restaurant industry is coping with COVID-19
May 15, 2020

COVID-19 updates
March 18, 2020

The proactive restaurant owner’s guide to coronavirus
March 10, 2020

Top 5: Our top 5 stories in February
March 3, 2020

Be part of this year’s CR&B Show!
February 27, 2020

Canadian chefs do Canada proud at the 2020 IKA Culinary Olympics
February 25, 2020

A rear-view reflection on foodservice trends for 2020
February 19, 2020

Caffeine Clamour: The latest trends in coffee, tea, and milk
February 11, 2020

Top 5: Our top stories in January
February 4, 2020

Breaking with Tradition
January 28, 2020

Chef Q&A with Blair Lebsack and Caitlin Fulton
January 21, 2020

Trend watch: what’s on the menu in 2020
January 14, 2020

Top 5: Our top stories in December 
January 7, 2020


Hard Bargain: Third-party delivery may be costly, but restaurateurs can’t afford not to engage with it 
December 17, 2019

Q&A with Robin Wasicuna
December 13, 2019

Top 5: Our top stories in November 
December 3, 2019

Flavouring the Future
November 21, 2019

In With the Old: Don’t forget about the classics
November 19, 2019

Top 5: Our top stories in October
November 6, 2019

The 2019 CR&B Show is ready — are you?
October 29, 2019

Sophomore Year: The CR&B Show is maintaining its rep
October 23, 2019

The Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show Walks the Talk
October 15, 2019

Concept Watch: Chinese comfort food, classic Americana and donuts
October 9, 2019

Top 5: Our top stories in September
October 1, 2019

Hard Bargain: The costly necessity of delivery
September 24, 2019

Purpose-Driven: Mohamad Fakih looks past profit
September 17, 2019

There’s more than just one kind of cannabis user
September 10, 2019

Top 5: Our top stories in August
September 3, 2019

How better labelling could help sustainable fishing
August 27, 2019

The life of a chef is incredibly stressful, but that can change
August 20, 2019

Make your business sing with the right music
August 13, 2019

Top 5: Our top stories in July
August 6, 2019

Q&A with Jesse Friesen: “We’ll become a destination”
July 30, 2019

Taking Flight: How Wing’n It got off the ground
July 23, 2019

Sweet Spot: Winnipeg has a new kind of restaurant scene
July 16, 2019

Waste Not: Diverting food waste is easier than you think
July 9, 2019

Top 5: Our top stories in June
July 2, 2019

Trend Watch: Indulgent menu items still hold some sway
June 25, 2019

Between the Farm and Table: Why the GTA needs the OFT
June 18, 2019

How A&W CEO Susan Senecal is ushering a Boomer brand into the modern era
June 12, 2019

Top 5: Our top stories in May
June 5, 2019

The new wave of non-alcoholic beverages
May 28, 2019

Emily Wells Q&A: “It’s about working with what you got”
May 22, 2019

Why Boomers are changing foodservice (again)
May 14, 2019

Top 5: Our top stories in April
May 7, 2019

Millennials’ kids are already changing foodservice
April 30, 2019

Q&A with chef Jeremy Luypen: “We’re a family”
April 24, 2019

Back to Basics: Why good hospitality is good marketing
April 16, 2019

Context Sensitive: Marketing when it matters most
April 9, 2019

Top 5: Our top stories in March
April 2, 2019

Different Takes on New Tech: What’s next in foodservice
March 26, 2019

New School: Culinary Programs are Growing Up
March 19, 2019

Q&A with John MacNeil: “The sky’s the limit right now”
March 13, 2019

Top 5: Our top stories in February
March 6, 2019

Competitive Streak: Rahil Rathod is one of Canada’s top culinary competitors
February 26, 2019

Why restaurateurs should make the unfamiliar familiar
February 19, 2019

Bioplastic straws are a little shift in a big new direction
February 12, 2019

Top 5: Our top stories in January
February 5, 2019

The Triple Bottom Line: Farm to Table to Sustainability
January 31, 2019

Think the food in retirement homes is boring? Think again
January 22, 2019

Trend Watch: Mediterranean flair, spicy condiments and coconut-flavoured sweets
January 15, 2019

Top 5: Our top stories in December
January 8, 2019


Here for the Long Haul: Why food halls are here to stay
December 18, 2018

Cheese Tea? How Instagram is changing foodservice
December 11, 2018

Top 5: Our top stories in November
December 4, 2018

Mark Singson: From Top Chef to pop-up chef
November 27, 2018

Pizza Perfection: Finding the right oven for your restaurant
November 20, 2018

Trend Watch: Non-traditional pizza, seeds and tofu
November 13, 2018

Top 5: Our top stories in October
November 6, 2018

Catfished: Mislabelled seafood is the new normal
October 30, 2018

Listen to industry leaders talk shop at the CR&B Show
October 23, 2018

Top restaurateurs headline CR&B’s can’t-miss sessions
October 17, 2018

Walking the Talk: Two chefs’ roads to becoming culinary masters
October 10, 2018

Top 5: Our top stories in September
October 5, 2018

Unconventional: The MTCC does local, and they do it big
September 28, 2018

Trend Watch: Lemons, old faves and things house-made
September 25, 2018

Chef Q&A: BMeX Group’s Kayle Burns
September 14, 2018

Top 5: Our top stories in August
September 6, 2018

Trend Watch: Re-imagining the family dinner
August 28, 2018

Who Wants Breakfast? Making mornings profitable
August 21, 2018

Passion for Product: CRAFT Beer Market’s PJ L’Heureux
August 14, 2018

Top 5: Our top stories in July
August 7, 2018

Chick-fil-A expansion into Toronto prompts backlash on social media
July 31, 2018

Trend Report: Mealtimes give way to all-day eating
July 24, 2018

Toronto’s Vegan with a Vision: Doug McNish
July 17, 2018

How restaurateurs can avoid the dead ends of delivery
July 10, 2018

Top 5: Our top stories in June
July 3, 2018

Trend Report: Restaurants, cities and consumers are taking notice of food waste
June 26, 2018

How two chefs are cooking up next-level vegan brunch
June 19, 2018

MediaEdge reveals Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show
June 12, 2018

Top Five: Plant-based eating is mainstreaming, so how can you profit from it?
June 5, 2018

Here comes the sun: Getting ready for patio season
May 29, 2018

Menu trends to keep an eye on as the weather heats up
May 22, 2018

Plant-based eating is mainstreaming: Profit from it
May 15, 2018

Use Google Posts to increase traffic to your restaurant
May 8, 2018

Developing staff engagement for a positive guest experience
May 1, 2018

The biggest problem with your restaurant marketing
April 25, 2018

Developing staff engagement for positive guest experiences
April 17, 2018

Will digital technology hinder or enhance your business?
April 10, 2018

Top 5: What’s trending in foodservice
April 3, 2018

Convenience and culture create the modern lunch daypart
March 27, 2018

Three tools every restaurant manager should be using
March 20, 2018

Menu trends to watch for March 2018
March 13, 2018

Top 5: What’s trending in foodservice
March 6, 2018

How technology will turn chains into independents
February 27, 2018

Improve table turns and diner satisfaction with analytics
February 20, 2018

Creating change in your restaurant: From concept to reality
February 13, 2018

Top 5: What’s trending in foodservice
February 7, 2018

Restaurant service training techniques
February 1, 2018

Rethinking themed restaurant design
January 23, 2018

Menu trends to watch in January 2018
January 16, 2018

Top 5: What’s trending in foodservice
January 9, 2018


Trending: The move to artisanal foods
December 19, 2017

Seasonal hiring best practices
December 12, 2017

Top 5: What’s trending in foodservice
December 5, 2017

Five common franchisee mistakes to avoid on the road to success
November 28, 2017

How restaurants can overcome the chef shortage
November 21, 2017

Good restaurant design stands the test of time
November 14, 2017

November’s top menu trends to watch
November 7, 2017

Top 5: What’s trending in foodservice
November 3, 2017

Technomic releases its 2018 Canadian Trends Forecast
October 31, 2017

The parallels between food and restaurant design
October 24, 2017

Q&A: Chef Steve Gonzalez, Restaurants for Change chef ambassador
October 17, 2017

Mustard: Wholesome ingredients stand the test of time
October 10, 2017

Ontario’s annual minimum wage increase comes into effect
October 3, 2017

How technology impacts restaurant operations
September 26, 2017

Can an apple a day keep the blues away? The psychological benefits of good nutrition
September 19, 2017

September’s top menu trends to watch
September 12, 2017

Alternative financing: Know your options
September 5, 2017

Drug testing and safety in a Smart Serve environment
August 29, 2017

Authenticity is vital as interest in ethnic foods grows
August 22, 2017

August’s top restaurant concepts to watch
August 15, 2017

Meat prices to increase with minimum wage, along with restaurant bills
August 8, 2017

Top 5: What’s trending in foodservice
August 4, 2017

Alternative proteins (like crickets!) that are gaining popularity
August 1, 2017

Pest management during restaurant renovations
July 25, 2017

Appetizer trends to incorporate into your concept
July 18, 2017

July’s top restaurant menu trends to watch
July 11, 2017

Beginning construction on your restaurant
July 4, 2017

QSRs pave the way for breakfast dining trends
June 27, 2017

Dairy ingredients gaining a share of the spotlight
June 20, 2017

Breakfast insights from the latest issue of CRFN
June 13, 2017

Vegetables gaining popularity at the centre of the plate
June 6, 2017

Food quality trumps service in driving business growth
May 30, 2017

Your restaurant’s renovation: It’s time for design
May 23, 2017

How social media can help grow your brand
May 16, 2017

Menu trends to watch include new takes on poke and LTOs
May 9, 2017

Top 5: What’s trending in foodservice
May 5, 2017

Plant-based proteins poised for growth on Canadian plates
May 2, 2017

Dining out with food allergies
April 25, 2017

Clean taps ensure a quality draught beer experience
April 18, 2017

Is your business compliant with accessibility laws?
April 11, 2017

April’s top restaurant concepts to watch
April 4, 2017

Budget 2017 and the impact on foodservice
March 28, 2017

A conversation with King Street Food Company
March 21, 2017

Technomic reveals the top menu trends in March
March 14, 2017

Canadian foodservice faces more competition, weaker spending
March 7, 2017

Technology and the future of the foodservice industry
February 28, 2017

How to create pre-trade show buzz using social media
February 21, 2017

February’s top restaurant concepts
February 14, 2017

Top 5: What’s trending in foodservice
February 10, 2017

Using crowdsourcing to curate new dishes
February 7, 2017

How to offer up quality beer flights and samples
January 31, 2017

Use menu engineering to boost your bottom line
January 24, 2017

How to get started with your restaurant’s renovation
January 17, 2017

Heads up: Cauliflower is the next big menu trend
January 10, 2017

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