A spring cleaning checklist for your restaurant

As traffic picks up with the warmer weather, it’s the perfect time for spring cleaning at your restaurant. From sanitization to décor to safety, give your restaurant the attention it needs to get it spring and summer-ready. Front of house Start with the first thing people see, your entranceway and your mats. Give your floors […]

Choosing commercial cooling equipment for your restaurant

By Fahad Javaid Restaurateurs know the importance of having the right cooling equipment to meet customer demands and ensure the safety and satisfaction of their products. However, choosing a suitable commercial cooler and freezer for your needs can be daunting. Large equipment is a large investment, so it requires some pre-purchase research. Knowing which commercial […]

Hygiene workflow systems can help improve your guest experience

By Marissa Tekirian We all know that foodservice is a fast-paced world with daily pressures that can make it hard to focus time and resources on making business better. Operators know the more seamless the service, the more satisfied the guest – and the more successful the business. With expectations for hygiene, sustainability, and guest experience higher […]

Factoring complexity scores into your menu

Creating dishes that appeal to your guests is crucial to the success of your business, but how do complexity scores factor into your menu? Complexity scores represent a rating for the level of difficulty associated with the items on your menu, and once you start looking at those scores, you’ll find ways to up your […]

The need for greater flexibility in foodservice equipment

By Doug George The foodservice industry continues to evolve, with constantly changing regulations and new technologies and innovations emerging all the time. As all sectors of foodservice rely on speed and efficiency when it comes to smooth operations, managers and operators are seeking equipment in 2023 that offers operational flexibility and can be convertible by […]

How to prepare your restaurant for fall pests

By Alice Sinia Although pests present a potential problem all year long, changing seasons often bring changes in pest populations. To best protect your business throughout the year, it is important to know how changes in weather will affect these unwanted guests’ habits. As temperatures drop, restaurants are especially vulnerable to fall pests looking for […]

Finding your “vanilla” is key to success

By Scott Moore There are hundreds of ice cream flavours, yet one of the most popular is and may well always be vanilla. One would also wager that the most popular pizza is pepperoni, regular potato chips are still the rage, and chicken noodle soup remains a top seller. There are many other examples of […]

Canadian foodservice’s midterm trend report

By Katie Belflower At the start of the year, amid what was still significant COVID-19-related turmoil and evolving restrictions and operations, Technomic mapped out a predicted trend report for the Canadian foodservice industry. Now, five months into 2022 and after so much has changed (again) in the industry and beyond, Technomic has compared its new […]

How to keep track of your restaurant equipment & inventory

By Erin Wagner Restaurants contain a wide range of equipment used for cooking, storing, and handling foods, and this equipment requires regular maintenance to remain in good working condition. Tracking restaurant inventory and equipment remains a challenge for most establishments. Some businesses do not pay much attention to proactive maintenance programs, and that leaves facilities […]

The all-areas future of restaurant automation

By Megan Prevost Recent years have seen a real insurgence of automated technology throughout the restaurant industry. In both quick-service and full-service restaurants, business owners have replaced cashiers with tablet-like ordering devices. In 2022, restaurant automation is all around us. While McDonald’s and Panera Bread are two quick-service establishments known for these devices, more and […]