New additions to breakfast menus across Canada

By Laura McGuire and Aaron Jourden Opportunities for operators to boost traffic at breakfast are expanding. Growing consumer interest in around-the-clock foodservice options, as well as a greater emphasis on convenience and better-for-you attributes in the morning are leading to some breakfast movements gaining greater traction. Here’s a look at three trends operators can incorporate […]

Antunes partners with A&W Canada on Egg Station

Manufacturer’s equipment enables chain to cook eggs consistently Press release Antunes, a family owned and operated company specializing in the manufacturing of foodservice equipment, partnered with A&W Food Services of Canada, Inc. (A&W Canada) on a chain wide roll-out of its Egg Stations to approximately 550 restaurant locations. The roll-out coincided with the leading Canadian […]

Lower revenue forecast for industry – but wait; there’s good news, too!

By Jeni Marinucci Let’s be honest; the news isn’t great. Word comes this week that the restaurant industry may be facing its lowest revenue growth year since 2011, according to a recent report released by The Conference Board of Canada. The report, “Canadian Industrial Outlook: Food Services—Winter 2017,” which can be read in its entirety […]

McDonald’s Canada officially launches All Day Breakfast Selections across the country

Press release February 21 at 11:01 a.m. marks the official launch of McDonald’s Canada’s All Day Breakfast Selections making some of the country’s favourite breakfast menu items available throughout the day, every day. The new menu, now available in 1,111 restaurants across the country, includes the Egg McMuffin, the Bacon ‘n Egg McMuffin, the Sausage McMuffin and Sausage […]

All-day breakfast is increasingly popular – and restaurant owners need to pay attention

By Jeni Marinucci Breakfast for dinner has long been a favourite meal for many, and it seems the restaurant sector is now recognizing the financial benefits to our shifting tastes: both by expanding options on breakfast menus and increasing the length of time they serve them. Tim Hortons notably extended their breakfast hours last year […]

McDonald’s Canada is launching all day breakfast nationwide

Press release All Day Breakfast Selections menu begins February 21st Mark your calendars, Canada! Beginning February 21, 2017 AT 11:01 AM, All Day Breakfast Selections will be served in participating McDonald’s® restaurants across the country, allowing guests to enjoy breakfast at any time of day, seven days a week. After successfully testing in selected cities, the iconic Egg McMuffin®, […]

A&W to add all-day breakfast to its menu

Press release A&W becomes first national burger chain to offer all-day breakfast A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.―Canada’s original and fastest growing quick service burger chain, with over $1 billion in annual sales―is adding all-day breakfast to its menu. All-day breakfast joins the all-day burgers A&W already serves at its restaurants, and will feature A&W’s handheld Bacon […]

All-day breakfast: Is Canada late to the table?

By Rita Negrete A large and vocal cohort of Canadians was disappointed that the McDonald’s experiment with all-day breakfast in its U.S. units won’t be duplicated in Canada—at least not for now. Nor are quick-service competitors rushing into the breach. Canada’s iconic Tim Hortons, for instance, made news when it extended weekday breakfast to noon […]