A slice of the market: Canadians about to get more cheesecake

By Jeni Marinucci It’s been a common destination for American diners for years, and four decades have passed since The Cheesecake Factory arrived on the restaurant scene in the United States. Now, after innumerable burgers grilled and large slices of dessert served, the chain is making inroads in the Canadian market with the announcement that […]

Steve King joins Component Hardware Group – Canada

Press release Assumes role as branch manager Component Hardware Group, Inc. (CHG), a leading manufacturer of premium plumbing, hardware and specialty products for commercial, foodservice, institutional and healthcare applications, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve King as branch manager of its Canadian office in Markham, Ontario. In his new role, King will report […]

Technomic releases 2017 Canadian Trends Forecast

Press release Technomic Inc. reveals emerging food trends, preferences and opportunities to explore in the New Year Heading into 2017, many are wondering what’s on the horizon for the Canadian foodservice industry? Technomic Inc., leaders in foodservice industry data, intelligence and commentary, has the top five food and restaurant trends to try in the coming year. Commercial […]

Demand for natural beverages will grow as Canadians become more health-conscious

Press release Technomic Inc. 2016 Canadian Beverage Consumer Trend Report reveals emerging beverage preferences and opportunities in foodservice Non-alcohol beverages are a major part of consumers’ everyday routines. Canadians purchase beverages away-from-home about three and a half times per week according to Technomic’s newly released 2016 Canadian Beverage Consumer Trend Report: Quenching Canada’s Thirst. And as […]

Minister of Health announces revision of the Food Guide

Press release Staying healthy is about more than visiting a doctor. It is the result of the choices we make every day. The Government of Canada is taking action to help Canadians make healthy choices for themselves and their families. The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, announced that Health Canada has started a process to revise Canada’s Food […]

SUBWAY Canada introduces a turkey sandwich like no other

Press release Give in to goodness with the new Carved Turkey Sandwich In a season all about comfort food, SUBWAY Canada is giving customers a new way to give in to their Sandwish with a sandwich like no other. The Carved Turkey sandwich, made with thick-cut slices of 100 per cent Canadian turkey and topped […]

Sales tax on food and beverages in Canada

We’ve compiled the chart below to demonstrate how much sales tax is applied to foodservice meals in each province or territory in Canada. This complete chart is updated quarterly or if amendments are made. If you would like other information that isn’t in this chart, drop us a line!

Canadian chef takes home Gold Award at Lee Kum Kee International Young Chef Chinese Culinary Challenge 2016

Press release Young chef Yang Gong from Canada has won the Gold Award in the Lee Kum Kee International Young Chef Chinese Culinary Challenge 2016, with his winning dish ‘Homing Birds with Diced Beef’. Aged 36, Yang Gong is currently an Executive Chef at Bashu Sichuan Cuisine restaurant, with 20 years of experience in Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine. Returning for its second year, the […]

Italian food marketplace Eataly to open first Canadian location in Toronto in 2019

Press release Eatery will feature elements created distinctly for the city and its people Eataly has announced plans to open its first Canadian location in early 2019 as an anchor tenant of the newly renovated Manulife Centre in the heart of Yorkville. Eataly, a vibrant Italian food marketplace including a mix of food markets, restaurants, and […]

Swiss Chalet and Lay’s form a clever marketing team

By Shelby Morrison If you are Canadian, it is likely that you know what Swiss Chalet’s Chalet sauce is. Just the words alone can get your taste buds excited. Swiss Chalet is known by many for its chicken, but is perhaps even more well-known for its iconic dipping sauce. If you’ve been to Swiss Chalet, […]