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 […]

QSRs pave the way for breakfast dining trends

By Geoff Wilson Breakfast has become a significant daypart in Canada’s foodservice industry. However, the recent growth of breakfast in Canadian foodservice has manifested itself more so in quick-service restaurants (“QSR”) rather than full-service restaurants (“FSR”). FSR breakfast traffic and all dollars as a percentage of total foodservice remained relatively flat from 2012 to 2016. […]

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 […]

Cora’s to hold its sixth National Pancake Day!

Press release On Tuesday, February 28, for every pancake and crêpe plates sold, the Cora Foundation will donate $1 to Breakfast Club of Canada! On Tuesday, February 28, Cora Breakfast and Lunch, Canada’s breakfast leader, will be proud to celebrate its sixth National Pancake Day! On this day, every customer that visits our restaurants across Canada […]

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 […]

Lunch and growth opportunities in the foodservice industry

By Tyler Baks The Canadian commercial foodservice industry has experienced many changes over the past 10 years. Today’s successful restaurant chains have had to adapt to changing consumer behaviour, enhanced menu offerings, technology influences and shifting preference on the time of day consumers are visiting restaurants. Most consumers consider restaurants as a dinner destination as […]

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 […]

IKEA Canada announces new partnership with the Breakfast Club of Canada

Press release This commitment will provide over 150,000 additional meals and support childhood development from coast-to-coast IKEA Canada is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Breakfast Club of Canada to support childhood development in each of the communities where it operates. For each breakfast sold at IKEA Canada restaurants from November 1st to 30th, IKEA will […]

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 […]