Waking Up to Foodservice

By Asad Amin One of the biggest casualties of time-crunched contemporary life is breakfast, which has become one of the most-skipped meals in Canada. However, for the savvy foodservice operator, the first meal of the day offers fresh opportunities Modern-Day Breakfast “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper,” […]

A&W rolls out Beyond Meat plant-based breakfast sausage

Press Release Breakfast lovers and Beyond Meat fans have another reason to celebrate! Following the remarkable success of A&W’s Beyond Meat Burger, the Canadian company is partnering with Beyond Meat to introduce another innovation, the Beyond Meat Sausage & Egger, made with Beyond Meat’s 100 per cent plant-based breakfast sausage, to its permanent breakfast menu […]

Who Wants Breakfast? Profiling the breakfast consumer

From the summer 2018 issue of Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News By Laura McGuire Shifts in consumers’ breakfast habits often present a challenge for operators trying to grow morning sales. But understanding current consumer eating and purchasing patterns at breakfast can help restaurants better connect with guests. Let’s take a deep dive into today’s Canadian […]

All-day breakfast arrives at Tim Hortons

Press Release On July 25, Tim Hortons will launch Breakfast Anytime, any Tims: offering breakfast menu items any time at participating Tim Hortons restaurants nationwide. This expanded menu offering showcases Tim Hortons dedication to continually improve the guest experience. Tim Hortons first piloted breakfast anytime in several Ontario locations earlier this year — a decision motivated by increased guest demand for the all-day menu offering. […]

Competition for share of stomach at breakfast is heating up

Study conducted by Technomic reveals the latest trends and data to understanding Canadian consumers’ changing behaviour and attitudes toward breakfast Press release Breakfast consumption in Canada has remained relatively stable since 2015, according to Technomic’s recently released 2017 Canadian Breakfast Consumer Trend Report. However, the breakfast landscape is changing as competition for share of stomach heats […]

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 […]